It isn't easy having a birthday in December.
Everyone is still recovering from Thanksgiving, then you need to plan, shop and decorate for Hanukkah or Christmas. So the Birthday tends to go on the back burner.
But I vowed to myself, to still give my kids the best Birthday party I can. That means not combining their birthday and presents with any of the holidays.
Since my kids birthdays are only 3 days apart, we throw them one party. I can't imagine having two parties in such a short time!
You can see last years party here.
My kids love doing crafts. They love painting and drawing. So I thought it would be a really great idea to have a craft party.
Take a look at how it turned out!
I used the kids chalkboard as the birthday sign outside.:
I love this pic! They are waiting for their friends.
I set up the dining table as the paint table.
Each child got their own canvas to paint on.
I made the pom-poms
The aprons are from amazon
The party hats are from Target, I just added some tassels to them.
The next station we had was the bead station, the kids could make necklaces or bracelets:
And the third station was the paper doll station.
The paper dolls are from Michael's
I cut out some clothes for the dolls the kids could select and glue on.
There were ribbons, buttons, beads and stickers they could use too.
Some of the presents and party favors:
And finally what I think the most important part:
THE DESSERT TABLE!
Happy birthday banner: DIY
Paper straws: Amazon
White tray: West Elm
Drink Dispenser: World Market
Random Apothecary Jars: Michael's
Rice Krispie "paint brushes": DIY, idea found here
Cupcakes and cakes from local bakery
Cake stands: Pier One
Cake pops: DIY, tutorial here
Tasseled garland: DIY, Check out this tutorial
My birthday girl!
My little man is now 2!
Me and my babies!
Making paper dolls!
Busy little bees:
Everyone did such a great job!
Time to eat!
We had cheese pizza & veggie pizza and an assortment of fruits and veggies
Time to blow out the candles!
Everyone "helped" open the presents!
After opening all the presents, everyone played with the new toys!
I think the party was a success! The kids are happy, so I am happy too!
Thanks so much for visiting!