Monday, October 08, 2012

Lucy's Pajama-o-rama Party

Lucy and I talked about all different ideas for her birthday party and she kept changing her mind. I gave her a deadline and she finally came up with a pj party. So I looked around and we went with a Pajama-o-rama Party. (I loooove planning parties :) HA)

Here's the invite: (I totally found an invite that I liked and then made my own version of it!)

For decorations I went with the same colors I always go with :) The colors in her room!! I used the same banner that I made a few years ago that hangs in her room. And all the puff balls and paper lanterns that hang above her bed. I also found some great fabric that was totally in my color scheme from Value village. (I am going to make them into pillows for her room now). I also got some pretty flowers and had jars of cereal as centerpieces on the table. And I got paper plates and silverware from Michaels and the Dollar Store. I just got square ones for chargers and round ones for the plates to make it all fancy :) Each plate also had a balloon on top of it for later.
Table Setting

For the food, I went with all of Lucy's favorites. She looooves breakfast foods. So we had crepes (her very favorite) with fruit, Nutella, whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate chips and coconut syrup. And then we had hash browns, scrambled eggs and bacon. PLus chocolate milk and orange juice.
All the food

All the girls ready to eat!
Ready to eat

For the activities, first up we ate breakfast! Then we made cereal necklaces out of Froot Loops and Apple Jacks. The girls ended up spending a lot of time on these (like 20 minutes at least). Which was kind of nice :)
Cereal Necklaces
Hard at work

For the girls that finished early then played the classic telephone.

Then I got each girl a new pillow case and we opened those and had sack races in the living room. It was pretty funny.
Lots of races
Sack races

After that they each got their balloons from the table and they had to sit in their pillow cases and pop the balloon. They each had candy in them. Instead of doing a piƱata, they each got their own to pop. And it was also very funny!
Pop that balloon

Then we took those pillow cases back to the table and the girls decorated them.
Decorating Pillow cases
Lots of decorating

Then we were supposed to do cake but the girls all wanted to do presents so we did that first. One of the things I do on every one of my kids parties is take a picture of them with each guest after they open their present from them. I think in the future that will be something cool to look back on.

And then had cake. This is what she picked. Rainbow Cupcakes in a jar.
Cake in a Jar
(She was unsure about the sparklers!)

For the goodie bags, they used their pillow cases and picked out a sleeping mask, chocolate milk (i was going to do small cereals with a spoon attached but two stores were out and I just wasn't going to haul my kids to one more store just in case!), a glow bracelet, a nail polish and a handful of candy.
Goodie Bag fillers
It all worked out pretty good (except Oliver was sad most of it and didn't want me to take any pictures...)
7 Years old
Happy Birthday Lucy! We sure love you!!


Lisha said...

Love it! Your so creative Rhonda :) I'm going to have to visit your blog for birthday party ideas! And Lucy looks so grown up!

Unknown said...

So fun! I can tell you love party planning. If we lived closer I would hire you to plan my kids birthdays ;) (as if you don't have enough to do)

Unknown said...

fantastic!!! i love the party favors! so smart. and the decorations are adorable. AND I LOVE CREPES!!! Those made me hungry (and I just ate hahah)

Tracey said...

Super fun!!! Can you come throw my parties?
I did a pj breakfast party a few years ago for Bean and we did a big cereal bar. Big bowls of all kinds of cereal and they got to make their own mixes. LOTS OF SUGAR HIGHS! Ha!

Tyler and Kristin Smith said...

I want you to plan my next birthday party...
or I need to be friends with Lucy.
You pick.
P.S. I was thinking of you today... "Rhonda got her rainy day she wanted!"

Kristin said...

So cute. We did this type of party for my oldest when she was around this age, it was a blast.
I love your house it looks so bright and cheery!

AKutarna said...

OH wow this is such a good idea for a birthday! Looks like everyone had a blast. I may just copy this idea for a future birthday party. So cute!

Patti said...

What a super cute birthday party....lots of awesome pretty and cute little touches without being over-the-top unrealistic. You are totally awesome at the birthday party planning thing!

The Lowry's said...

Super fun!! Great photos of the birthday and what they did. It was a nice play by play. I was just thinking, you must've had someone to take all your other kids especially Oliver to get so many great photos, but nope, your just super talented!

Crystal said...

You do the best parties, Rhonda! I want to come too :))