Last Thursday, little E turned FOUR! In some ways, she has seemed like a four-year-old for a while, and in other ways, she seems suddenly so grown up! Either way, we had fun planning and scheming for her birthday party. Here are the highlights of the party prep. Photos of all this in action to follow soon.
1. It all started with this book. I love that she isn't a Disney Fairy Princess - just a spunky, creative, opinionated girl (sound like anyone we know???).
6. Create your own magic wand. Thanks to my dad for cutting, sanding and drilling holes in the dowels. And, try as I might to undo my pack rat ways, I had to smile to think those jingle bells are at least 5 years old.
7. Felt broccoli and strawberries for the food toss game. In the book, Alice is convinced broccoli is poisoned and strawberry jello would make a good bath. I thought it would be funny to throw these into a cardboard cut-out of her mouth.
8. Finally, the dress to sport at the party. I actually had this fabric in my stash and was so happy to find a good use for it. Little E wanted short sleeves, but I didn't want to rush the alteration. And...even with glittery fairies all over it, I think it still need a little something. Maybe a red ribbon sash, or trim at the bottom?