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Old 06-16-2012, 11:03 PM
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We invited twenty and got ten.


Take ten adorable little girls, plus Miss Sarah's "big sister" from next door --
and it was a recipe for a Magical Time

Everything was ready for them to arrive:

Each place setting had a bottle of Princess Punch,
baby carrots in dip, Princess cookies, Princess Popcorn and a Crown Sandwich -
made with my A-MAZ-ING Sour Cherry Jam
and put on the dressed up paper plates (shown HERE)

Let's not forget the Princess Cupcakes...

The "Design-A-Crown" tables were ready...

Even the "Pin the Jewel On The Crown" Game!

They seemed to love it all!
First they crafted...

Then they ate...

Singing Happy Birthday to the Little Princess...

Princesses need style and grace -- a good test is walking with a book on your head!

We checked to see who could do it the furthest...
but everyone won the same prize.


Remember those "pillow boxes"?
I stuffed them with the blinggy rings and few strands of beads)
Now, on to the gifties!

We pulled two chairs over and you got to sit next to the Birthday Princess
when she was opening your gift...

You name it - she got it!
My personal favorite: a hand sewn princess nightgown!
That woman is GIFTED with the sewing machine !!
(I gotta get to know her better...)


Of course, the swing set was a hit too...



Now, for a few "behind the scenes" pictures:
I made the flowers for the tree out of tissue

The hubster hung them last night, in the dark with fishing line.

He tied it to a scissors, threw the scissors up in the tree, and it came down over a branch.
Both ends of it were tied to different flowers, so I could control their heights.
I know - he is BRILLIANT!


It's easy to take a label off a water bottle and make a new one -
but you need to remember one thing:
when it condensates, it will bleed though your ink!
Use packing tape on the BACK of it to prevent that, before you put the labels on.
I added Crystal Light Mix Ins to make it "punchy".
If you want the labels, let me know - I have them 3 to a page and they are generic!

The Princess Cookies were simple -
I laid them on a silicone baking mat -
drizzled melted white chocolate over them and
sprinkled with heart cake confetti.


In the next few days I will share the tips on the shaped sandwiches
and how to make the most A-MAZ-ING cupcakes from a box mix
but everything came to under $40.00!

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I love it. Thank you for posting it all and how you did it. It gave me some great ideas for future parties for the kids

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I love it! I think it was perfect and I am only upset that I didn't do something like that before my daughter was too old for a Princess Party.

So in the $40 do you have the cost of the table covering and chair covers? Or did you have those. I like them a lot.

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I borrowed the folding chairs from one friend and scored the satin chair covers from another friend, after her wedding. I had about 6 yards of pink tulle that I got at a garage sale for $.50 and it was a cheapie plastic table cover from Walmart (came 2 to a bag). The tables were all mine... and I had the gold star table cloths


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I love it! I think it was perfect and I am only upset that I didn't do something like that before my daughter was too old for a Princess Party.

So in the $40 do you have the cost of the table covering and chair covers? Or did you have those. I like them a lot.

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Very well done!

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I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing. My DD is going to have a princess party for her 3rd birthday and you just gave me sooo many great ideas!

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You are so talented! I would have never thought of all these details. I'm sure your little princess made memories to last a lifetime.

I'm Lisa, married to Frank mom to 5 grown kidlets and grams to 2 wonderful grandbabies
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Oh wow, absolutely beautiful! A party definitely fit for a princess!
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Very, very well done. Loved you covered chairs and labels on drinks. No more little princesses here...their all teens now.
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I knew the girls would love it but think I now have a few Moms that hate me, - you should have seen some of the faces when they dropped the girls off.

When they came back for them, the girls didn't want to leave. We now have 10 more "play dates" for summer

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