Giggles, Giggles and More Giggles

• 06 January 2008

E. requested a "snowflake party" this year...a perfect scenario for a wintry January and after-Christmas clearance sales! We hit the party store for the basic party ware (balloons, hanging snowflakes, plates, cups, doilies, etc.) and added a few special things from Martha Stewart Crafts to make it more unique.

For games we played "pin-the-snowflake-on-the-girls'-nose" I know, I know...but we were desperate! Figuring out something to pin a snowflake on was actually fairly challenging--obviously :) At L.'s Monkey party the kids enjoyed "pin-the-tail-on-the-monkey" so much that I could not resist doing it again. The giggles were contagious! I put the husband in charge of the artwork for this one. Until I start my watercolor class in a few weeks, I am not confident in my artistic abilities in any shape or form.

The kids also played a snowflake matching game--we cut out identical snowflakes and numbered them before placing them randomly throughout the main level. It was a little more difficult than I anticipated because of the amount of concentration it required but it did calm them down a little before the sugar high I sent them all on a few minutes later (sorry parents!). Lucky for me I found a great post about another Snowflake Party on this blog and decided to make the little marshmallow snowmen as the craft. Thanks Amanda!

For treats I sugared them up on Frosted Vanilla Cupcakes and iced sugar cookies and then sent them on their merry way all ready for lunch (or not!). It was a nice little group and far less overwhelming than the bigger parties we hosted for her in the past. E. enjoyed herself and that's all that matters to me!

3 comments:

KJ said...

this is a very cute idea...I love snowflakes! And I'm a firm believer that birthday parties for little ones are more successful AND fun when they are simple. You added some perfect festive details but still kept it easy!

oh amanda said...

Your party was SO creative! I love the name/place cards. And are those cookies frosted like snowflakes? YUM. It looks like a sweet party for a sweet girl!

Thanks for the linky love!

lynne said...

what a sweet party!

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