This was a party that I planned 5+ months in advance. Because of that, I was able to find a lot of things in Clearance Bins, Marked down, Using 40% off coupons at craft stores and hand make most things using my cricut and inspiration from various websites.
My girl in her homemade tutu, candy wrapper hair bows, candy necklace, candy button bracelets, and glittery "Candy Girl" shirt.
Cupcakes, Mini ice cream cones,mini ice cream sandwiches and candy to take home
Activities / Games
Pixie stick limbo (two giant pixie sticks taped together), pin the cherry on the ice cream, bubblegum machine guess,crafting candy airplanes , sugar sand art necklaces made from pixie stick sugar & plastic containers, decorating foam frames with candy & ice cream stickers. The adults played name that candy tune, finish that candy slogan and guessing the flavors of Jelly Belly Beanboozled jellybeans.
I didn't keep track....on purpose.
Candy Buffet: Assorted candy, Cookies, cupcake printed duffel bags, toothbrushes, ice cream & cupcake hair bows, bubblegum earrings, candy flavored chapsticks, lip glosses & nail polishes, Handmade Paper pinwheels on candy themed pencils from Target, cotton candy, mini metal candy themed lunchboxes from Target,
All of my clearance, sale, and darn near free finds as I started shopping 5 months in advance. Bargains just kinda fell in my lap...
What People Ate
Kids ate mini foods: Bitty Burgers (cheesburger sliders), Dinky Dogs (pigs in blankets), faux fries (apple straws), baby dill pickles, pink lemonade in glass bottles with striped paper straws, Adults ate: Deli Lollipops (deli spirals on a cocktail stick), Mac & cheese pops (mac & cheese balls on a lollipop stick, individual 7 layer dip & old fashioned sodas & water
What People Drank
Water, Lemonade, and Soda
Most Touching Moment
My precious girl said over & over & over "Mommy I LOOOOVED my birthday"
When people realized they had rotten egg, pencil shaving, skunk spray etc..flavored jelly beans in their mouths
If not for family & friends.....
When my closest friends found out what I was planning, they all chipped in (without me asking) with ideas, bargains that they had spotted at stores, moral support, loaning me things etc., all to help my vision become a reality.