Phew, that's a mouthful for sure. This was quite an undertaking and I have to say it was insane fun for the kids and only mildly insane for the adults!
I made a few banners from scrapbook paper, paint chips, paper doilies, and cupcake wrappers.
My favorite banner had a few shots of my daughter over the years.
I tried to offer some healthy snacks in addition to the usual birthday party goodies.
I had hummus and pita chips, kale chips, deviled eggs, veggies with greek yogurt dip and I made a few kinds of bruschetta.
The kids had a great time helping me make rainbow fruit skewers!
I also made my famous Sugar Cookies (I have spent about 500 hours perfecting them and they really are the best!)
My daughter wanted a pink and green cake, but also wanted chocolate. She is lucky that cake is my favorite food and I love devouring leftovers so I made both!
The cupcake wrappers were from Pick Your Plum and were the inspiration for the colors of the party! I used any and all pink and green scrapbook paper I could scrounge from my stash to make the toppers. This is the Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake. recipe which is also on the back of the cocoa can. BUT, you have to use the dark chocolate cocoa and boiling coffee instead of boiling water.
The layer cake tasted delish, but the top layer kinda started cracking and I was sure it was going to slide off before the party! Luckily, we made it to the cutting. It is the Butter Cupcake recipe from Wilton and is FANTASTIC! The icing is the Wilton Snow White Buttercream Frosting recipe.
We also had pink lemonade which was the hit of the party..who knew?
I spent way too long making this (luckily) very cute ribbon topiary.
Check out the cute barrettes my mom made to include in the goodie bags.
I love how my new table housed all the take home goodies for our guests!
I found 3 packs of pink and green bags for $1 each at Hobby Lobby!
I included the barrettes, princess magnets, and Barbie lip gloss inside the bags. Everyone also got a bag of cookies to enjoy later.
The real star of the party was my friend Amy. She is a yoga instructor and an elementary teacher. She had the girls completely wrapped around her finger with her princess tale which included princess named yoga poses! This is the "castle" pose.
The girls created a forest, roared like fierce dragons, and helped the prince come and rescue the princess. Now all the girls are begging for Amy to do a yoga camp this summer!!
After yoga and dinner things got pretty crazy, the girls were all playing with makeup and doing each others hair....which I was fine with....until I discovered purple Barbie eyeshadow ground into Holden's off-white carpet.....ugh
Other than that-everyone, including the dad's who watched basketball in peace during yoga, had fun!