2015 was a great movie year in my opinion! We especially loved the new Cinderella movie. My daughters birthday isn’t for 6 months, but we’re already brainstorming on different themes. The new Cinderella movie is one that she really loves, and while it is similar to her Disney Princess party from last year, I have come up with a few ideas I wanted to share in case you are planning a Cinderella birthday party.
I get to host the Thanksgiving party for my daughters preschool and I’m having so much fun planning it! I put together these easy Paper Bag Turkey’s for the kids to make. I’m going to have them draw something they are thankful for (since they can’t spell quite yet) on each feather.
There are lots of cute Thanksgiving turkey crafts floating around out there but some weren’t quite at a preschool level like the ones I featured in this Round up of Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids. I came up with this one because I know the kids will be able to do it.
Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for Preschool
From start (the invitations) to finish (the favors I sent home with the guests), I wanted to make sure every aspect carried the Disney Princess birthday party theme.
Disney Princess Birthday Party Invitations
I’m not sure if these were a carnival party or a circus party, so we’re calling it both! My sister hosted a party for her two daughters and then a week later I was in charge of our Preschool Graduation and so we both did a carnival/circus theme. Both events were planned for outside and were rained out so both got moved inside the church at the last minute. But, regardless of the weather drama, the parties were both a HUGE hit with all the kids! The games and activities were just as much a favorite as the treats. It really is the perfect party theme. A lot of these ideas can also be used for a school carnival, if you happen to be the lucky one who gets put in charge of that!
DESPICABLE ME 2 PARTY FAVORS
The Evil Minions from the movie Despicable Me 2 are the perfect party theme. They have such strong characteristics, and you can have so much fun with them! I’ve loved all the Despicable Me birthday party ideas I’ve seen over the last few years, but wanted to put this out there as well. I found these FREE PRINTABLE treat boxes (there are lots of free Despicable Me printables on this site) and they were BEGGING to have some cotton candy hair!! Now they really do look like the Purple Minions. They’d make a perfect Despicable Me 2 party favor!!
My only wish, is that the purple cotton candy color isn’t more intense. But, I guess that goes with cotton candy, it is pastel no matter what color you’re spinning.
Don’t have a cotton candy machine? This is the one I have and I LOVE IT!! – Commercial Quality Cotton Candy Machine
Disney Planes Party Favors
The Disney movie Planes and Planes Fire & Rescue are so dang cute. When I got my cotton candy machine I knew the Blue Raspberry would be the perfect clouds for a Planes birthday party favor. When I was at the movie theater with my daughter (who was 3 at the time) to see Planes Fire & Rescue, about 20 minutes in she turned to me and with a puzzled look said, “Mom, there aren’t any princesses in this movie.” I laughed, she was so right, no princesses in that one, but super cute just the same!
You know I am a huge fan of free party printables on the internet. There are several really great websites out there that offer them – SO USE THEM! These Planes Bag Toppers were a free printable from Homeketeers. In fact, they come with a whole package of Planes themed free printables. It’s so easy to just download them and print them.
I paired the pouf of blue cotton candy with a cute little airplane I made using a clothespin and Popsicle stick. I tried to get the paint to mimic Dusty Crophopper. This would also be a really fun party craft if you had kids that were at the age that they could handle painting without making a horrible mess. Just glue the pieces together ahead of time and let them paint them at the party!
To make the clothespin airplane:
– Paint a wood clothespin with white craft paint using a foam brush and allow to dry
– Paint the top surface of the clothespin and the entire Popsicle stick orange and allow to dry
– Paint a turquoise stripe on both sides at the top of the white on either side of the clothespin.
– Using a serrated knife, cut the ends off of the Popsicle stick and glue it to the front of the plane. Use one of the cut off ends to glue upright on the back of the airplane.
This Big Hero 6 Birthday Party was a blast to put together for my nephew! What made it even better was to have it sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser! This post may contain affiliate links. I am paid a small commission if you purchase through these links.
Big Hero 6 really captured my heart. The movie is funny, sweet, emotional and exciting all packaged up! I loved planning this Big Hero 6 birthday party for my nephew.
BIG HERO 6 PARTY ACTIVITIES
Knowing I was entertaining six tween boys, I tried to come up with activities they would enjoy. What tween boy doesn’t want to spray paint (responsibly)? And, ironing may not be for the younger kids, but it they were the perfect age to try it out!
DIY BAYMAX T-SHIRTS
Supplies you’ll need:
I followed this fabric applique tutorial I’ve posted about, and just left the last step of ironing on the applique onto the t-shirts for the boys. I got their sizes from their mom’s ahead of time and they turned out really cute!!
GO-GO’S FLYING MAG-LEV DISCS
Supplies you’ll need:
To mimic the magnetic levitation discs Go-Go uses in the movie we spray painted Frisbee’s yellow and once they had dried a little we added a red dot in the center with red craft paint. By the time the movie was over they were dry and the boys went outside and played Frisbee with them. Ironically, some of the boy’s last name is Frisby and they were joking the whole time that the Frisby’s were painting Frisbee’s.
HOT POTATO – BAYMAX STYLE
The plush Baymax was turned in to a Hot Potato for this game. We had the boys sit in a circle and picked a category – like Super Hero’s. They had to toss the Baymax to another player and that person would have to quickly shout a Super Hero and toss it. If they hesitated or repeated one, they were out!
BIG HERO 6 DECORATIONS
The decorations were REALLY fun to make, but if you’re not up for it, there are so many great Big Hero 6 party supplies out there. I especially love the big Baymax mylar balloons! My kids wanted one SO bad the last time we went to Disneyland!
I used a red and a white plastic table cover and some spray adhesive to create the big Baymax Backdrop. It was $2 and really made an impact on the party space. I just cut the Baymax head, body and arms out separately and then used my spray adhesive to adhere him to the red table cover.
Big Hero 6 Garlands
I made a garland for each of the supporting characters in the movie. I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out the yellow and red discs for Go-Go, Plasma Swords for Wasabi and Fire/Flames for Fred. I added glitter craft paint on all of them to add some dimension and sparkle. Then I painted 1 1/2″ styrofoam balls with craft paint to make Chem Balls for Honey Lemon. I used hot glue to adhere them to embroidery floss and hung them from the food table.
This is about as easy as party decorations get. I just used a black marker to draw a Baymax face on the white balloons. I taped them to the archway leading into the party space and put them down the center of the table where the boys ate dinner.
BIG HERO 6 FOOD
If you’ve been around my blog, you know how much I love themed party food! It’s probably my favorite thing about parties. I did a different food/treat for each character and created really cute food labels for each one. I’ve even got them as a FREE PRINTABLE for you down at the bottom.
Hiro’s Hero Sandwiches:
Hero Sandwiches from Jimmy Johns – the deliver, which is amazing!
Honey Lemon’s Coconut Chem Balls:
These were really delicious. Just melt 4 TBSP of butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Once it’s melted turn off the heat and add 1/4 c. milk and 1 tsp. of Vanilla extract. Stir it all up and add 2 cups of Confectioners Sugar in 1/2 cup increments stirring each time until smooth (this is where I added the food coloring). Then add in 3 cups of shredded sweetened coconut, mix it to combine and scoop them onto a parchment lined baking sheet and cool. I put mine in the refrigerator to help them set up.
Fred’s Flamin’ Hot Candy:
Hot Tamales, Red Hots & Atomic Fire Balls
Wasabi’s Chocolate Dreds:
Assorted Tootsie Rolls
Baymax Mallow Pops:
The giant marshmallows with some black frosting piped on them for Baymax’s face.
Go-Go Tomago’s Mag-Lev Disc Cookies:
I used a Lemon flavored cake mix and added 2 eggs and 6 TBSP melted butter. I stirred it all together, scooped onto a cookie sheet and baked at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Then I added 1/2 of a maraschino cherry for the red center.
I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out white popcorn boxes and the pieces to make a Baymax face on them – simple and so perfect for watching the movie!
I purchased white cups and used a black marker to add the face. They were deliciously filled with Black Cherry soda.
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Are you hosting your own BIG HERO 6 Birthday Party? I’d love to know if you find any of these ideas helpful!
These Doc McStuffins Party Favors combine my love of FREE PRINTABLES and my love of COTTON CANDY! It doesn’t get better than that for me!
My daughter LOVES Doc McStuffins. She was Doc Mcstuffins for Halloween, she gives anyone who will hold still a check up using her Doc Mcstuffins Doctor’s Bag , she was ELATED when she got the Doc McStuffins Walk ‘N Talk Doll for Christmas, she has a Doc McStuffins Bath Towel and this year she wants (you guessed it) a Doc McStuffins Birthday Party!
I stumbled on this website not long ago and it was kind of love at first sight for me. Free Printables everywhere I clicked. How could I not use them and share the site with you?
For the EXTRA STUFFY STUFFING and EXTRA LAMBIE STUFFING I just put some cotton candy in a clear treat bag and stapled on the topper. For the DOC MCSTUFFINS COTTON BALLS – I pulled off pieces of cotton candy and rolled them gently between my two hands. Ideally, I would use a light color cotton candy for them, like the pineapple flavor – but I wanted them to show up in the photo.
The bag toppers are actually designed to be water bottle labels, but I just trimmed them to fit as a Doc McStuffins Bag Topper. So, even though my daughters birthday is still months away, I’ve already started planning it and I can bet that you’ll see these favors at her party! Now, head on over and get your own free printables (water bottle labels, kiss stickers, invites and cupcake toppers).
Now I just need to figure out how to get better handwriting between now and my daughters party – at least you get the idea…:)