The 6th birthday is a party year for us (we throw parties for ages 6, 9, 12 or 13, and 16) so Anna needed a party!
And I had a lot going on in our lives so I needed help! Enter One Charming Party and Pinterest! One Charming Party was perfect for me . . . I purchased their Pajama Glam party guide (a 50 page PDF) and I was good to go. It includes beautiful photography with ideas, recipes, & instructions for decorations, party games, food, party favors, photo ops, etc. Everything you would need to put together an awesome party. And it also included printable invitations, cupcake toppers, thank you cards, place cards, and a cute note/poem for the favor. I was able to throw together a great party without thinking too hard which is exactly what I needed.
The theme for this party was Pajama Glam. Basically it's a mock pajama party where you have all the fun of a sleepover (games, pajamas, breakfast, etc.), but everyone goes home for the night. It was very girly and fun. I think it would work for almost all ages of girls.
To get things started on the right foot I made a tissue flower wreath to put on the front door. I always love hanging something special on the door for parties. It helps to set the tone.
The place-setting . . . a white doily placed beneath a glass plate (idea via pinterest) to give the meal a delicate and special feeling. The name cards came from the OCP (I added the jewel). See the cup of blueberries on the left -- later we topped those off with whipped cream. I found these cups in a 6-pack at the the Dollar Tree. They were so cute!
Cupcake toppers from OCP - again, I added a jewel. I baked yellow cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting and finally pulled out my Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator to make the frosting look pretty. Both the pink and polka dot cupcake liners came from Bake It Pretty. Such a fun shop.
I also served mini powdered donut in cupcake liners -- a super cute and simple idea I found on pinterest.
In the family room I made and hung tissue paper pom poms and a balloon garland from the ceiling. Relatively easy, super cheap, and it gives a great impact. I got the balloon garland idea from pinterest -- in this pin they threaded a needle with thread through the nubbies of the balloon. I simply got some twine and tied it around each one, trying to evenly space them out. It didn't take very long at all.
That's all for now . . . a post on the party festivities coming next!