As I have said on here before, my most difficult client is my pint sized daughter. I look forward to her parties because they challenge me in ways that I am not typically challenged when dealing with weddings. For her three years old party she decided on a Daniel Tiger theme. For 2 years old, we decided on a Sesame street themed event. I painted one whole room in Elmo’s World finger paint, created a fairy themed room complete with the flying fairy school, and served all of the food from Mr Hoopers! This year we just had to top this with a Grrrific party. We started with some AMAZING invites from luvibeekids on etsy. Amber was amazing to work with and even customized the wording for me.
My pint sized princess also requested the cake from the Birthday party episode. Although the adults thought it was a bad attempt at creating a tiger, all of the kids realized that it was SPOT ON to the episode. Rose and the crew at Kiddie Cakes did an AMAZING job.
The next big challenge was creating the neighborhood. I painted the road that runs throughout the neighborhood and wanted to be sure that I had each of the major characters represented. The focal point was the tissue paper 3 and the paper fan display that I had behind the buffet table.
I make little ears or crowns for all of the kids to wear and hired Ellie McIntyre to do facepainting. This helped create the “land of make believe” feel that we were going for. We also made a DIY favor station as an “ugga mugga” to our little tigers.
The challenge that I always have with children’s parties is developing games! I am a planner and designer but not necessarily a children’s entertainer. We played musical chairs, hot potato, and even put on a parade! All in all we rang in “3” with a bang and I can’t wait to out do myself with whatever challenge she throws at me next year!