Hello! How is it already Thursday? Have I mentioned that life is crazy for us right now? I have? Oh, just 53 times? Sorry about that. It’s the running theme, I guess. Well, in that vein, we had promised our favorite five-year-old a “friend” party for her birthday last week; however, since we’ve been so nuts, I sadly did not plan it out for weeks ahead of time the way I would have ordinarily. So. I had a little help from Google, some clever, crafty bloggers, and Betty Crocker.
She loves donuts, so we came up with the idea to throw a Donut and PJ Party on a Saturday morning. Here’s where the help came in:
I downloaded these cute invitations here (from Emmy + Gabbie)
I stole the idea for tissue paper poufs from here (from Project Nursery).
I used Betty Crocker’s idea for creating donut cookies here.
I followed the instructions for creating a donut matching game here (from Oh Happy Day). (We played the game as a group, and sent guests home with their own set of cards in their goody bags.
Finally, in lieu of a cake, we picked up some old fashioned donuts from the grocery store, along with tubs of donut frosting and TONS of sprinkles, so the girls could decorate their own breakfast treats. I’d say between those, the donut cookies, and the fruit salad, I sent them home sufficiently sugared-up. It was definitely a fun morning. But I couldn’t have pulled it off without my laptop and color printer, and the goodwill of other bloggers who share their great designs.
Happy Fifth Birthday, Bear!