PartyTtheme – Pixies & Pirates plus LUXE!
Miss E had her SIXTH birthday party a fortnight ago. It was pretty simple, I did NO baking as it was only my second week into full time work – thankfully, it is easy to create a co-ordinating party theme these days. Most discount stores and party shops offer matching partyware, pretty much everything we used was sourced cheaply from The Reject Shop, Shiploads and Ebay. Miss E invited a group of friends and we had them over to watch a movie.
We popped a sheet up on the wall, and used our projector to create an indoor movie theatre with lots of mattresses, beanbags and cushions on the floor to make it comfy! (You could always watch a movie on your tv, or if you have a projector at work, you may be able to tee up with your boss to borrow it for the weekend!)
Since we we were watching Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy, we decided to do a bit of a pixies and pirate theme (AGAIN – check out our last one) and used a combination of black and white stripes with lots of pink and gold to glam it up.
We ordered an ice-cream cake with a Tinkerbell transfer (yum!).
I made a low budget garland using curling ribbon and gold stars.
Black and white wrapping paper was used to create a table runner, and a combination of pink hued treats and of course pirate treasure (gold coins) adorned the table.Three types of popcorn (butter, fairy popcorn and rainbow popcorn) since it WAS a movie party after all, with milkshake cups to eat the popcorn from.
To drink from I used my party favourite – plastic milk bottles from The Reject Shop. I also found plastic mason jars there too…
I made strawberry lemonade in Thermie (using the lemonade recipe from the EDC and substituting one lemon for a punnet of strawberries. We also offered strawberry milk. I ordered the cute jingling gold fairy wands in the background from eBay.
Party bags were simple: stationery items ($5 a pack for a set of 6 from Kmart), freddo, lollypop, water beads (fairy jewels) and a water growing creature (the water items were from ebay).
My kids had a grand old time with the fairy jewels the next day…
I did do some baking eventually. Miss E took in 24 twinkling Fairy Floss cupcakes in to school to share with her classmates on her actual birthday. SWEET!