Category Archives: Kids Birthday Parties

Disney Princess Birthday Party Ideas: Food & Decorations

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For my daughters 4th birthday party she couldn’t settle on just one princess to have a party themed around, so we used them all! Now, I’ve got a lot of Disney Princess birthday party ideas to share with you. It was the easiest party I’ve ever put together because there is so much already available in stores and such great ideas on other blogs that I borrowed from. We had each of the girls dress up in a princess dress for the party and had such a wonderful time!

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Circus Carnival Party

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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! 

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Despicable Me 2 Party Favors

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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!!

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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. 

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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 Favor

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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. 

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Big Hero 6 Birthday Party

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 Walmart!

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 Big Hero 6 really captured my heart. The movie is funny, sweet, emotional and exciting all packaged up! I was really excited to nab the Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD copy (on Vudu – just scan your Walmart reciept using the Savings Catcher app and you’ll be sent a code) because it also came with a Bonus DVD with behind the scenes footage of the science behind the cool stuff in the movie (It’s real stuff, not just made up? Whodathunk?!). That means we have a copy for the car, the house and even one to download onto our digital devices. Big Hero 6 Birthday Party - eventstocelebrate.net #BigHero6Release #ad

 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! I got the T-Shirts, Frisbee’s and the plush Baymax all on Walmart.com (where you can get lots of cute Big Hero 6 toys). 

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DIY BAYMAX T-SHIRTS

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 were only like $3.50 per shirt!

GO-GO’S FLYING MAG-LEV DISCS 

To mimic the magnetic levitation discs Go-Go uses in the movie we spray painted Frisbee’s yellow (you have to get the kind of spray paint that adheres to plastic) 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 I got is really cute, he says different phrases from the movie (coincidentally, my daughter had to have him sleep in her bed with her last night with all of her other stuffed toys – I think she’s in love with that little personal care consultant). 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

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Baymax Backdrop

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 electronic 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.

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Baymax Balloons

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.  

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 BIG HERO 6 FOOD

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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 a local sandwich shop.

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: 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. 

Baymax popcorn: I used my electronic cutting device to cut out white popcorn boxes and the pieces to make a Baymax face on them – simple and so perfect for watching the movie!

Baymax Drinks: I purchased white cups and used a black marker to add the face. They were deliciously filled with Black Cherry hydration.  

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Baymax Mallow PopsFreds Flamin Hot CandyWasabis Chocolate DredsHoney Lemon Coconut Chem BallsGo-Go Tomagos Mag-Lev Disc CookiesHiros Hero Sandwiches

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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!

Doc McStuffins Party Favors

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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! 

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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. 

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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).    Doc McStuffins Party Favors - free printables - eventstocelebrate.net

Now I just need to figure out how to get better handwriting between now and my daughters party – at least you get the idea…:)

For more fun Doc McStuffins birthday party ideas – see this post

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cookies

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The books by Dr. Seuss have always been a favorite. Whether you’re looking for ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day (March 2nd) or are planning a Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday party – these cookies are the perfect fit!

The base is a red velvet cake mix cookie and then they are topped with aqua blue vanilla frosting and a tuft of blue cotton candy. They would also work great as cupcakes, but I find kids have a much easier time eating a cookie vs a cupcake. 

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Cookies

Supplies Needed:
1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix
2 eggs
6 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 jar of Pillsbury Aqua Blue Frosting
1 pouf of Blue Raspberry Cotton Candy

Directions;

Add the melted butter, eggs and vanilla to the cake mix and mix well. Once combined roll into 1 1/2″ balls and place onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely.

Frost each cookie and top with a tuft of cotton candy. Pull very gently on the cotton candy – trying not to pinch it to keep it as fluffy as possible. 

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Looking for some cute Thing 1 & Thing 2 Party Favors? I’ve got a great idea right here. Enjoy! Want lots of fun ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day – see this post!

Army Birthday Party

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My friend Amy always does a fantastic job with themed party and I’m so excited to share one of her latest today. This Army Birthday Party for her son Carter is totally awesome, and she only spent $52.00 (minus the cake) which is a party for a BARGAIN! She got inventive and I love all the details. Let’s take a look at them:

Army Birthday Party Favors:

For the favors she purchased some holiday tins at the dollar store and spray painted them, wrapped them in camo duct tape and scuffed them up a bit. Here’s where you can get some Scotch Duct Tape – Camo.

To fill them she headed to the local recruiting station and asked for any free stickers or things they would let her have. They hooked her up! They gave her stickers, pens and a little football for EACH child’s favor box! Then she went to a specialty supply store called Uncle Sams where she found the REAL army patches and used shotgun shells for $1.00 each! 

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Army Birthday Party Cake:

Isn’t that cake fantastic? She had our neighbor make it. I’ve just discovered that this neighbor does cakes, and I’m stoked about it! Now my cakes don’t have to look awful at parties I host! This camouflage cake adds the perfect centerpiece. 

She wrapped more camouflage duct tape around water bottles. 

Army Birthday Party Cake

Army Birthday Party Decorations: 

Using various shades of green fabric, she draped some across the ceiling, and more on the table accenting with lots of rope and twine. 

She purchased a Camo Pennant Banner to hang from the ceiling as well. 

The American Flag was a must to display at the party. 

She printed an Army advertisement off the internet and framed it and flanked it with some “medals” she her boys had from participating in various activities. 

Army Birthday Party Decor

Army Birthday Party Activities:

Now, this is what I love most about the party! These boys are just too cute and I can just picture how much fun they had with the creative activities she planned for them.

They had a Tug-O-War and other relay races. 

Army Birthday Party Activities - Tug-o-war

They played Wounded Soldier and through giggles, dressed each others “wounds” in toilet paper. 

They also had a push up contest – hilarious!!

Army Birthday Party Activities - Dress the wound

 

Army Birthday Party Invitations:

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Here are some FREE PRINTABLE Army Birthday Party Invitations I designed that would work perfectly with this party! Simply open the link and print at home or send to your local print shop (recommended). 
Amy and her darling family of boys are hoping to adopt a little girl. If you want more information about their family search for a sister, go here. 

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