I had so much fun planning and preparing for Charlotte’s fifth birthday party. I showed her lots of different ideas and only committed to the ones that she was really excited about. I am excited to share all of our ideas from the party today!
(I was to preface all the details by saying that I did these things because Charlotte wanted to and I wanted to make this day special for her. I am all about not overdoing things for your kids, especially birthday parties, although this post might make it seem like that wasn’t the case. There’s a lot that we don’t do that other families do but, in this case, I enjoy crafting and making things and Charlotte and I were able to do a lot of the preparations together which made it even more fun.)
I’m going to start by sharing all of the paper goods that we used for the party.
I started my paper goods shop back when Charlotte was turning one and I designed her first birthday invitation. Since then I’ve continued the tradition and this year was no different. I like to include a picture of the birthday child on their invitation so that everyone can have a current picture of them also. Charlotte worked with me to design this invitation just how she wanted it!
I made water bottle labels with Olaf on them that said “Melted Snowmen”. I set out a water bottle at each girls place but had the extras in a dough bowl on my kitchen island.
To make sure that everyone noticed the snow day connection, I created 3×3″ cards with Olaf on them that coordinated with the rest of the decor and wrote what each item was on it. In addition to the “Melted Snowmen” water bottles we had “Snow Dip” (ranch dressing), “Snowman arms” (pretzels), “Snowman Noses” (carrots), and “Snowman Buttons” (grapes).
I sat the cards in a “snowball” made from styrofoam balls that I got from Hobby Lobby. They were very easy to make (cut off one end to make it flat and then cut a slice in the top to stick the card).
For favors for the girls Charlotte and I made Olaf bags and attached a thank you card. (Directions and a template for the Olaf bag is coming next week.)
And after the party was over, Charlotte filled out her fill in the blank thank you notes and sent them to her friends!
If you’re interested in purchasing any of these items (all the text is fully customizable) you can check out my shop or see the links below for the individual listings.
Snow Queen Plates (in stock, non customizable item)
Snow Queen Plates (customizable)
Note: Lots of ideas originally came from Paging Supermom and these are just my interpretations of them!