Friday, April 4, 2008

Emma's Princess Birthday Party

A few weeks ago when I asked Emma what kind of party she wanted for her birthday this year, she responded by saying "A Princess Party." I went to work looking on the internet and getting ideas to do for her Princess party. I wanted to make my own invitations and I found a really cute stamp on a website here. It wasn't scheduled to arrive until March 31st. Anyway then about a week ago I found another stamp set on a different website here. I took my chances and ordered it. Luckily it came by postal service and not UPS and I got it in the mail last Saturday and worked hard to get the invitations done by Sunday. I was up until 2:00 in the morning on Sunday working on them so I could get them passed out. Dave helped me out by cutting. Despite some problems printing the inside we got them done in time to pass out. Here is the outside of the invitation:

And here is the inside of the invitation:
On April 2nd, Emma's 4th birthday we took her to Cookie Cutters to get her hair done in a updo. I didn't have anything in mind for Emma's hair. We just said that she wanted to look like Cinderella. I think that the stylist did a really good job. Here is a picture of her in the process of getting her hair done and the finished product.
The party was held at my parents house. We bought some red plastic at the party store and had it leading up to the doors as the red carpet. At her party we started out by having the kids do a craft. I had cut out some crowns and the kids were able to decorate them with stickers. They were also given a coloring page of a castle and a princess to color. The kids had a lot of fun making the crowns and coloring.
Of course we had to get a picture of all of the kids wearing their finished crowns.
When the kids were finished with their craft and coloring, it was time to eat dinner. Dinner consisted of Chicken Croissant Sandwiches, chips, fruit salad, meatballs, and a spinach dip that was put into a bread bowl that was made to look like a carriage pulled by horses.
After dinner the kids played a game of Pin the kiss on the Frog Prince. Then Emma opened her presents. She opened them so fast and then threw what she opened she threw aside. She threw aside everything she opened but thisShe is pretty excited to go to Toys R Us to buy something with her $10. I guess she is a true girl and loves to shop.

For dessert we had Sherbet that was made by mixing Pineapple Sherbet with raspberries and bananas. We put the sherbet in a cup that was made by lining foil cupcake liners with melted white chocolate chips. We also had Rice Krispies cut into heart or star shapes.

All the kids were sent home with party favors. The girls had things like princess stickers, a mirror, a ring, bubbles, notebook and pencil, barbie fruit snacks, and some other things. The boys had Shrek stickers, Shrek ring pop, bubbles, Nemo fruit snacks, bubbles and other things. The kids really enjoyed the party favors.

All in all it was a really fun party. Here are some more pictures of the fun party.

16 comments:

Zachary said...

Happy Birthday Emma! That looks like it was a fun party! You put a lot of work into that...and it looks like it paid off!

rsheedy said...

How fun! I would have died for a princess party when I was a little girl. Heck, I still would! :) Emma makes a cute little princess.

Smiley Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Emma! I can't believe she is four!

It was a GREAT party Em! You did such a good job planning it all and it was so fun. The invites were darling, the crown craft was perfect, and the food was delicious! And thanks again for the super cute goodie bags!!

Jamie said...

You Lifferths always know how to throw a good party! Looks like lots of fun and super cute!

em said...

Man, I missed dessert. Next time I'll stay till the very end, but Aiden was getting fussy. It was fun. Also I got some pictures of kissing the frog game so I'll email those to you.

Larsen 4 said...

You are such a good mom and so clever too. Emma looked just like Cinderella to... so cute!!!

Simmons Family: said...

Very cute party1! Amazing how crafty you girls are! I usually end up paying a bundle to have someone else host it :)....I'm a slacker.

All About M.E.('s) said...

The party was SUPER fun!! And, everything about it was cute, especially the birthday princess with her cute hair. Good job-all of the hard work paid off!

Erica said...

Looks like a pretty awesome party, and the food looks great!

Becca said...

You guys sure know how to party! Thanks for all the great ideas. Happy birthday Emma.

The Wright's said...

What a darling party!! But, my, my. You Lifferth girls go all out. Let me guess, this was "simple." He He! What a darling party. She certainly looked like a princess!

Gretch said...

Happy Birthday Emma!!!
Seriously you and Jamie need to go into a party planning business! Such cute fun ideas!!!

Nathan and Esther said...

What a cute party! I love emma's hair. Those invites are super cute, i would have loved a princess party!

Sandy said...

I want a princess party! And I'm going to pout until I get one.

So cute!!

ShaRee said...

Congratulations on being on Tip Junkie!

shay said...

I see this post is forever old...but I just have to say thanks for the princess party invitation wording idea!