Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Party! Party! Simple Party Projects

Well this post is a month late. 

I mentioned a few weeks ago that we celebrated Andrea's birthday party at her school. It was a few weeks earlier than the date of her birthday because her birthday falls on their school break for October. We only had a week to prepare. I never realized the last day the school will allow a birthday party in class was the first week of October. 

Anyway, I had to come up with a party theme that will not require a lot of work. Right now, Andrea likes Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Disney Princesses and Tinkerbell. The theme has to work for both girls and boys so I decided to go with Jake and the Neverland Pirates because I remember they have a lot of downloadable party projects at the Disney Junior Asia website. 

You can visit the website here to check out available projects. 

I didn't like the invitations available so I made one using the character images I was able to get online, some digiscrapping elements, and then printed it on brown paper. Daddy insisted on singed edges to make them look authentic *rolls eyes*. 

I rolled the invites and tied them with a small rope. 
We made the treasure box. My husband did all the cutting and pasting, and he was even meticulous enough to line the inside of the box with violet paper.

We also made the sword and the rainbow wand to give to the kids as party favors but I wasn't able to take photos of them.

We enlarged the toy set, printed them on cardstock, and then with some marshmallows and  chocolate rock candies, used them to decorate the plain chocolate cake we bought. 

One more fete by daddy... he made pirate balloons ;) 

Yep, he made 10 of these for all of Andrea's classmates.

If you plan to use the same projects from Jake and Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior Asia, let me warn you that it wasn't as simple as I initially thought. It involves lot of intricate cutting and folding and I was lucky hubby was patient enough to do all that.

And in conclusion... I survived my first toddler party!! YEY! :)


Terrie said...

Must have been an impressive birthday party for all the thoughtfulness you care.

Diane Writes said...

Bet ko lahat!!! Napa-nganga na lang ako nung parang mas OC pa si Daddy kesa kay Mommy haha