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Anna has been really into dress-up and princesses, so for her 3rd birthday celebration, I wanted to do a "princess" theme, while avoiding the cliched Disney Princess route. So after I found some really cute pink & brown princess clip art, I designed the invitations, then carried that color scheme through everything else at the party!
I made the "Happy Birthday" banner and the cupcake toppers using my new toy - the cricut! I also made the favors, which were tutus & wands for the girls, and capes & swords for the boys. The kids were able to decorate their own tiaras and crowns with an assortment of jewels.
My mom took charge of making the pinata (from scratch!) to match the color scheme, and she also was the mastermind behind turning the playset into a castle! She recruited my dad & sisters to help with the painting, and it turned out so so cute!
The main attraction, of course, was the gorgeous white horse named "Goliath", and the Cinderella carriage that took the kids for rides around the neighborhood. The birthday girl rode 3 or 4 times before I was able to get her to get off!
After singing happy birthday, we did the pinata, which was a pull-string (less violent for the younger kiddos). It had lots of goodies in it, including ring pops, and little frog prince pop-ups.
We had a few games as well, including a "Kiss the Frog" game that I custom-designed, where you have to pin the kissing lips closest to the frog prince's lips. And another called "Poison Apple", which is like hot potato but with an apple instead.
- Caterer - Jeff Schober
- Dress designer - Jennifer Fernandez (Me)
- Pinata Designer - Peggy Schober
- Set Designer - Peggy Schober
- Makeup artist - Peggy Schober
- Cake Ball Maker - Katie Schober
- Cupcake Helper - Dalia Fernandez
- Castle Painter - Lindsay & Katie Schober
- Tulle-Cutters - Derek & Carl Fernandez
- Photographer - Jennifer Fernandez (Me)