We recently celebrated Kaylee's birthday by having a Tinkerbell Tea Party/Luncheon with 7 of her closest little girlfriends. It was SO MUCH FUN! I think every little girl has to have a doll cake at least once and this was her year. It was my first time making one and I think it turned out pretty good. I used the same ruffle technique that I did on this cake to frost it quickly. I also added edible shimmery powder to the entire thing which made her sparkle.
I couldn't believe how hard it was to find a Tinkerbell doll that wasn't too creepy. Why don't they make any that look like Tinkerbell in Peter Pan? This was the closest I could find and she has had a great time playing with her now that she is out of the cake.
For activities we decorated fairy wings (double thick poster board) with stickers and markers and used little clothes pins to attach them to the back of the girls' shirts. We also make pipe cleaner beaded bracelets. I had a small station with a mirror and a little tube of body glitter that they added to their arms (fairy dust) and could each pick out a ring to take home. They loved being accessorized.
Lunch was served on these cute little ceramic plates that I bought last year for .10 each at the JC Penney outlet store. Score! The cute goblets are from IKEA. You get 8 for $3 or so. Perfect.
We had all sorts of finger foods: pb sandwiches (shaped as tulips), cheese cut into hearts and teddy bears, grapes, cheese crackers, apples, chocolate covered pretzels, kiwi, Tinkerbell fruit snacks, as well as yogurt, and water for a beverage. Since they would be passing around a little tea pot and pouring their own drinks, I thought water would be best.
I also had snacks in the kitchen for the moms. Taco dip, chocolate covered pretzels, watermelon, apples, grapes, and chips.
The weather is cooling off out here so we held the party inside, but it there was plenty of room and it was nice to not have to worry about wind or bugs. The girls had a great time serving themselves and drank A LOT of water! Must have been the fun little cups.
Each little girl went home with a Tinkerbell treat sack with all sorts of goodies as well as a giant pixie stick wand (the mom's all loved me for that ;)
It was such a fun little party and didn't require any crazy preparation or a huge expense.
Here is the party girl decked out head to toe. I told her that I was going to paint her nails when I was finished setting up for the party. The next thing I knew, she was running downstairs with the nail polish remover, a pack of cotton balls, and lime green polish to match her tutu. Perfect!
It was her first friends party and she SOAKED it all in and loved every minute of it.