How has it already been a year since I threw this Pancakes & Pajamas shindig for my daughter!? Where has the time gone?
Sadly another year has passed, and my little Babygirl is soon to be six. *sob* I’m working through the depression by planning this year’s birthday celebration….an
She loves to draw, color and paint, so we thought it would be the perfect creative party for her. My talented sponsor, Carli at DimplePrints, created the adorable invites, which I mailed in bright yellow envelopes.
The party is this Saturday, so we’ve been busy getting things ready….starting with adding some bright iron-on patches to plain cotton aprons. For $2 each at Michaels, it’s pretty cheap protection for the artist’s clothes!
For placemats, Mr. Sugarplum made me a
Pac Man paint palette template, which I used to cut thin pieces of foam. Waka waka. Circles of felt are glued on to represent the paint.
I tend to go
hogwild overboard with events like this, but this year I’m trying to scale it back. There will be fewer guests, and I’m making it easier on myself by using DimplePrints printable package for more of the decor. The scissors and I are now besties.
Since we’re using all the colors of the rainbow, finding coordinating items has been easy! The goodie bags are made up of colored pencils, a drawing pad and bright water bottle (all from Michaels). The oversized tote ($1 at Old Navy) is perfect for taking home their creations and holding pinata candy (there’s always a pinata!).
Here’s some of the inspiration I’m drawing from…..Pinterest is like fuel to my fire, and not helping with this whole ‘scale it back’ plan!
I’d love to make these mini-cakes, but someone’s special day isn’t the time for me to be
botching attempting the most important menu item!
But I am going to give this rainbow cake a whirl!
Any rainbow/art part tips and ideas you want to pass my way? How about the secret to making one of those cakes?! I hope Babygirl is as excited about this party as her mother!