Once upon a time a little girl named Esmeralda was turning 8…
This was such a fun party to decorate for. I had ideas spinning around in my head for weeks before the party. I started with some cheap Easter baskets I found and spray painted them brown.
I cut pieces of red and white fabric to line the inside of the now brown baskets and attached chalkboard name tags with twine. They made cute party favors for the girls.
For the party backdrop, I stained a large square piece of wood I bought from Lowes and framed it out with scraps of wood from an old bed frame. My hubby cut the wood pieces to size and I spray painted them Coral by Rust-Oleum (I love this new color by the way). We screwed the pieces of the frame on from the back so the screws were hidden.
I copied the pages of the book Little Red Riding Hood retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman on my home printer/copy machine.
A little A lot of mod podge and my party backdrop was ready!
I had fun with the party food. I wanted simple and picnic like foods. I served apple juice, popcorn, strawberries, grapes, pretzels, mini sand which crackers, some fancy cookies and cupcakes. Oh and red and white peppermint candies. I love the pops of color everywhere!
I covered the party table with brown postal paper and added fresh flowers, ceramic birds on white candle holders and colored pencils that look like sticks.
My little sister drew this incredibly cute cottage on my chalkboard. Thanks Laura😘
I painted the back of this sign I have in my dining room with chalkboard paint so when I have parties I can turn it around to personalize.
Another shot of the party room.
Outside, I put a wood pallet in a tree for a fun photo booth. I decorated it with red, white and green paper fans I found at the Michaels after Christmas clearance sale.
A chalkboard message and paper flowers out front welcomed guests.
When the girls arrived, we ate and drank and of course I read them the story.
We played some party games outside. Our family favorite is musical towels.
And a birthday party isn’t a party without a piñata! My moms’ handmade piñatas are the best 🙂
She blew out her candle and just like that she’s 8! My how time flies when you’re having fun…
And they all lived happily ever after. What a fun day celebrating our girl! Now on to the next birthday party… 😉