Sunday, March 6, 2011

* Birthday Party Highlights: 8th Birthday Pajama Arts and Crafts Party!

I am recovering from quite a party here last night.

My sweet "E" celebrated her  8th birthday
with 4 of her closest friends. 
She wanted to have a Pajama Party 
this year with Root Beer Floats, Brownies, Pizza, and Arts and Crafts. 

And... only 4 friends (girls. no boys this year).
So that's what we did. : )

We set the mood with these cute little invitations
inspired by sleeping bags. 
I folded over blank cards, and we glued scrapbook paper to the front and back,
folded down a corner (like a sleeping bag!)

Then I made little paper doll templates and cut out little hair-dos and 
Pajamas out of more scrapbook paper. 

Aren't they fun? I love them!

Big Shipping Labels,
printed on the computer were stuck to the inside flap
with party invitation details. 

"E" loves to make these little  origami boats (she's a bit obsessed) 
So... I asked her to whip up a batch  the morning of the party and 
we hung them on our  little seasonal tree in the kitchen.

The girls arrived at 5pm in their Pajamas.
We started with Pizza and Root Beer floats
then we headed into the art studio to get crafty!

Our first craft were customized 
Mod-Podged mini-clipboards. 

I had a wide assortment of scrapbook papers
for the girls to choose from, then I cut a quick 6"x9" rectangle
and showed them how to use my corner-rounder punch. 

The "clip" part of the clip board just unscrews
from the board so they were super easy to Mod-Podge. 

I picked up the mini clipboards at Michael's craft store.
Sorry, the photos are a bit dark because it was getting dark outside!

Then, we made Monogram paintings.
Each girl painted the first letter of their name on a 11"x 14"
primed art canvas with acrylic craft paint.

Then, I got out my Martha Stewart glitter dust and let the girls bling out their wet paintings!

Then, we made mini-pom-pom milkshakes with tiny communion cups,
pom-poms, paper straws, and real sprinkles (bead cherry on top!)

Remember these little Pom-Pom Milk Shakes from this post? 
Each girl made 5-7!

Then, we headed back to the kitchen for 
Birthday Brownies and a little more Root Beer!
Then, once we were fully charged on sugar,  burps, and giggles...
We played a several rambunctious rounds of Birthday Mad Libs.

We sent our friends home with their craft projects
and these little Dollar Tree goody baskets filled with Dollar Tree goodies:
Tooth Brush, Mini Notepads (for the clip boards),
Glow Stick Bracelets.
As well as sets of homemade 
Microwave Popcorn (Kettle Corn!) 
wrapped in cute scrapbook paper with little office sticker labels. 

It was a big hit with all of the girls and "E" had a blast. 

Happy 8th Birthday Kiddo!

pink and green mama

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