Hi all, I hope you had a great weekend. Here's a little run through of the activities I did for the Girly Girl party, and some ideas for food as well. First off I made up a little make-up table so each girl could get a bit of eye shadow, glitter and lip gloss. I also found these Hello Kitty body sprays at the supermarket so we pretended they were perfume which they all loved. I also bought a couple of coloured hair sprays from the chemist- a bright pink and a silver glitter one (also very popular!)
While each girl was getting their make-up and hair colour, I put some colouring sheets on the table for them to do- these also doubled as placemats as I put a space for their names. I made these using clip art images from google. Here is a link to the pdf if you would like to use it (for personal use as I just took the images from google!)
I am a big fan of a bit of colouring-in at the beginning of a party just while waiting for everyone to arrive and everyone getting used to being there- and you can make them to suit any theme. I put a couple of plates with wafer biscuits, heart jellybeans and marshmellows for them to eat while colouring as I did a few activities before the main party food.
I just did two games for the party so once everyone had their make-up done we moved onto opening the presents, then Pass the Parcel, and a memory game. For pass the parcel I put a pink lollipop in each layer and then the final prize was this super cute Hello Kitty candy make-up compact and a Hello Kitty magic flannel.
I saw the candy compacts in a google search in lots of UK and US online candy stores but I eventually found them online in NZ from this store...
I found the Hello Kitty flannels at Farmers.
The other game we did was this Memory game which I loved when I was little- I put 10 girly things on a tray and then the kids had about 30 seconds to look at everything on the tray, then I took it away and they had to write down everything they could remember on the back of their placemat. I was a bit worried that this would be a bit tricky not knowing the girls writing abilities but it was mostly fine and we just helped a couple of girls. I think I would still leave this game for 7+ for next time though. The prize was a Hello Kitty bath gel, also from Farmers. Luckily I bought a few as there were 3 kids that won the game (something to remember for games like this where there could be more than one winner!)
Next up was the food- I usually do the cake first so that it becomes part of the party food.
For the rest of the food I kept it pretty simple and easy- Amelie and Stella made the marshmellow and grape kebabs before the party and we made crown shaped fairy bread and individual popcorn cases. We also had home-made mini sausages rolls made by Amelie's nana (not pictured)
I made these cupcakes using pink butter icing and these cute lip lollies from Crazy Candies.
For the drink we had lemonade and I made heart shaped ice cubes using raspberry raro - easy!
After the food and drink the girls just played with the new presents (I'll write another blog post with some of Amelie's presents if you are wanting some ideas for great pressies for 6 year old girls) and some played with the Polly Pockets. We are lucky to live walking distance to a little park so when there was about half an hour to go we took the girls for a walk to the park- yay for a sunny day as it is a great way to burn off some sugar!!
And I am giving myself a high five as I read back through this post as I did this party after having giardia for 2 weeks so thank goodness I started early with getting stuff ready because even keeping it as simple as I did regarding the games and food it's still a heck of a lot of work! (worth it tho :)
Next up I'll post about the goodie bags...