Like me, my daughter is a planner. As early as her 4th birthday, she already had her theme planned for her 5th birthday. We had the chance to go to Party City and after seeing aisle and aisle of different themes, she decided on Tinkerbell. I purchased the cups, dishes, balloons and napkins. Meanwhile, my aunt gave N a whole set of Tinkerbell dolls. All these Tinkerbell themed items, we stored for 1 year while N excitedly waited for her 5th birthday.
However, since I bought them early, I wasn't able to prepare enough for N's classmates. When she was in Nursery, they were only 20 in class. However, in Kindergarten, they were 32. So my themed eating utensils were not enough. :( So we decided to improvise and do some D-I-Y instead.
For the cake, I asked Cats of Tazzy Cakes to utilize the fairies and she came up with these cake and cupcakes:
The rainbow cupcakes were included in loot bags for N's classmates. I love the details of the flowers on the cake! Since N can't have a party in school, we just prepared some loot bags for her classmates. When it comes to D-I-Ys, I am all thumbs. Thanks to the Disney website, I was able to find some Tinkerbell figures to cut-out and stick on the paper bags. I also asked Stan to design the labels for N's cupcake boxes and loot bags.
|lootbags for her classmates|
|mini party at home!|
|our dinner set-up|
|Tinkerbell Naima and Princess Anya|
|A happy N building her gingerbread house kit in her holiday finery:|
personalized holiday apron and polka dot bow from Mothering Earthlings
How do you prepare for your kids' birthdays? Do you D-I-Y? Share your favorite D-I-Y resources!