Yupp that's right, not just one theme, but two! I love me a themed birthday, but this was my first mash up. One G is very into Frozen (I mean seriously, what 3 year old ISN'T into Elsa Anna and Olaf!) while the other G is very into Hello Kitty. So a Frozen Hello Kitty party was born. This must be a common dilemma with twins? I will say now that I'm drawing the line at duel themes. I can't imagine throwing each their own party. Especially since baby girl #3 has a birthday in august.
I do love that my girls' each have a summer birthday. Summer birthday parties are so fun and easy to plan. Just need the right mix of sunshine, cupcakes, and a backyard full of toys and boom you have a toddler birthday party. I'm mad at myself right now for not taking any good pictures of my party details, it's like I was focusing on just the people at the party! What was I thinking?! But really I'm quite proud of how all my pieces came together.
A few Hello Kitty deets-
My sister in law made these adorbs hello kitty faces using her cricut. I just taped them onto a dowel and stuck it into these polka dot pails I've used for like every party I've thrown over the past 3 years!
Hello Kitty Hummus- aka roasted beet hummus! A beautiful pink/red color and I felt it deserved a hello kitty endorsement. I love beets! I'm not sure it was the #1 food choice for everyone, but my 11 month old baby LOVES it. And I do too, so it's a winner.
Hello Kitty Dress- I whipped up a sweet summer party dress with Hello Kitty fabric for Genevieve. I'm going to make a separate post for this and Georgie's Elsa Dress...I'll link it once it's up.
Snowflakes in July! Who would have thought I'd be stringing 40+ paper snowflakes all over the place when it's 90 degrees outside. If only they provided some refreshment from the intense humidity.
Do you want to build a snowman? Thanks for that gem of a song, Disney. But seriously this "snow" activity was definitely the hit of the party for the littles. I found it via two sisters crafting. Just mix cornstarch and shaving cream, put it in the freezer, and you've got snow! My tip- if you can afford it, spring for a yummy scented shaving cream. I used the cheapest men's option and it was not so enjoyable for me. I doubt the kids minded, but for the hour I spent mixing and stirring, I would have greatly preferred a delicious pear escape or sweet strawberry soiree. **definitely put a tarp or plastic table cloth under the snowman station!**
Capes! What 3 year old wouldn't love a nice cape! Since I made dresses and capes for G&G, I thought our party guests would like to join in on the dress up action. I used basic white tool and cut it to be about 26 inches long, 4 layers thick. Then I did a simple baste stitch, gathered it, and stuck a ribbon and sewed over the basting. It only took maybe 10 minutes a cape. Each kiddo got a cape, crown, and Frozen necklace to wear and take home as their party favor. I had these hanging on the fence with a sign that said "Dress up like royalty!" Wish I had a picture of this- I was so proud!
Elsa Dress- again will make a post for this!
Seriously I'm so disappointed in my lack of any quality pictures of my stuff....next time!
I LOVE doing these parties...but I can't help but feel like I have my life back now that it's over. Now I need to start planning something for Darcy's 1st Birthday next month! It definitely won't be the big first birthday I threw for G&G, but I think she'll have a great day. I'm thinking flamingos!