This past weekend we had the absolute joy of celebrating Princess Raegan's 3rd Birthday Party. This was an event that I had in the works for some time. I combined 3 of Raegan's favorites to create her Birthday #3...TuTus, Cuppycakes & Horsies!
Party guests were emailed a link to a website-party-invitation I designed using a free web design/hosting service, WIX.COM. I had never "designed" a website before the this was not as hard as I thought it would be. I kept her website-party invitation simple and fun.
I shopped, I crafted, I baked, I sewed, I shopped some more...
As the big day approached I cleared the furniture out of a couple of rooms in our home and transformed them into Party Central.
The party tables were wrapped with Bubblegum Pink and Lime Green plastic linens purchased at a discount store. I sewed cupcake shaped placemats with cotton fabrics I found at one of the few remaining Walmarts that carry a fabric department. Tissue paper was used to create whimsical poms that I hung from the ceilings and used as napkin decor. I also made the place cards using lime green cardstock, ribbon and a stamp kit.
I purchased the cute stick-horses at The Dollar Tree to use as party favors. I also sewed each party guest a Ribbon TuTu to wear home. They ended up being a cute decor for the metal folding chairs we rented from the Langley Air Force Base Outdoor Rec Program.
I baked a 3 dimensional, large cupcake from a Wilton Giant CupCake Pan. I opted for this cake pan because when I used a 50% JoAnns store coupon it was a better bargain than the Big Top Cupcake Pan I originally intended to purchase. (still love that commercial!) I sewed a skirt for the pedastal cake plate to match the party theme colors. I also baked some regular sized cupcakes to be used as a cupcake decorating party activity.
And it's not a party without a CANDY BUFFET! I call this one THE CANDY CORRAL! Toy horses, cowboy hats and mason jars full of candy and confections were a delight to the young party goers.
Finally, with a little help from a friend, we put out some quick decorations on the front porch to welcome the party guests.
The highlight of the party was a surprise visit from The Teeny Tiny Farm. The wonderful and friendly owner of the Farm, Deb, brought a pony for the children to ride. She also brought a miniature horse and another pony for the children to enjoy. I was excited for another opportunity for Princess Raegan to wear her Halloween Costume and the Princess was in Horsie Heaven!
Waiting to ride the pony!