Play: Princess Monster Party
What a day! Today we celebrated my sweet Aly turning 4.
I had spent the last 6 months pinning ideas for an art themed birthday party. About a month ago I had mentioned it to her, and she said, “No, mommy. I’m having a princess birthday party.”
Oh no. I don’t do princess parties. Most of her friends are boys, and I’m not a huge princess person. So, I mentioned that most of her friends are boys, and perhaps we could think of something to go along with princesses that boys would like too. Immediately she decided that a Princess Monster party would be perfect.
So that’s what we did!
For invitations, I just used thick scrapbook paper to cut out monster feet, printed information about the party, and then glued the info onto the scrapbook paper. Simple.
Yes, the cake is technically food, but this amazing cake needed to be highlighted on its own. As always, Christina did an awesome job in creating a cake from scratch– a princess monster indeed!
Pinata: Jake made his first ever pinata– and I think it turned out great! The kids all thought it was hilarious looking. The bad part about it was that it was REALLY hard to break open. 🙂
I tried putting some healthier options in with a bag of candy (popcorn, raisins and granola bars).
Book signing: Unfortunately I forgot to remind people to do this so we only had a few people sign, but the idea was for all the guest (er, or their parents) to sign the book as a way of documenting who was at her party. This book is one of her favorites and it went perfect with the theme!
Books: Especially for some of the quieter kids, I wanted to have some fun books that they could look at on their own if they wanted to. We had a variety of princess, monster, and birthday books for all ages.
Create a Monster: I made some playdoh awhile back that I thought would be the perfect colors for monsters. Each kid got to choose a color, and then use some of the supplies to create any kind of monster they wanted! Then they got to bring it home with them.
Monster pictures: I found these cute printables on etsy.com. Super easy to just print and attach a colored popsicle stick with hot glue.
Finally, if you want to see some other ideas (and some of the ideas that inspired me), here’s a link to my Princess Monster Pinterest Board.