My sister Shona and I love creating a sense of occasion. Especially when we can do it together. This year we were thrilled to be able to create a “Winter Wonderland” birthday party for Gracie who will be 10 *gasp* on Sunday. We had so much fun as we roamed pinterest for inspiration, and came up with some brainwaves of our own. Here are some vignettes from the fun (and very very loud) evening we had with her and her cute, screamy friends.
Setting the scene with a wintry tableau on a cake…cotton candy snow-fall, chocolate dipped pearly marshmallow, piles of snowy white donut holes, snowflake sugar cookies, a wintry tree bedecked with gift bags (glittery snow, winter-wonderland bubble bath and silver hersheys kisses-our colour scheme was silver, white and blue) and all manner of pastel coloured sugary goodies. We made tissue paper “snowballs” (what did I do before I knew how to make tissue paper puffs?), cut out dozens of paper snowflakes and strung up multiple strands of white Christmas lights.
Even the weather obliged by snowing just in time for the party!
We used figurines from our Christmas village for the cake…. and a dollar store mirror.
I bet all the moms loved us for the glittery snow that was brought home (sorry!)
The cotton candy was a huge hit
As were the donuts and blue twizzlers
I was very excited to find this cute glittery candle for 50c at the dollar store. Isn’t it perfect?
And then the noisy, noisy fun began.
We had pizza and lots and lots of sugar, we made snow “globes” with glass Christmas balls, we split into teams and had a design competition for the most beautiful snow-princess-toilet-paper couture gown, which of course morphed into an impromptu indoor TP snowstorm, we played the ever popular, ever ear-splittingly loud chocolate game, awesome gifts were opened and admired…
Happy birthdays were sung and candles were lit and blown out..
And then we settled in for a movie. We watched Eight Below to stay with the Frosty Theme. (I would like to say this made things quiet for a while but I would be lying).
Gracie had a wonderful time. She partied like she was nine.
Thank you Dahling and Sparks for all your help! (And sweet Jani for Ella-sitting). I want to throw all my parties with you from now on.