As you all know, my baby girl turned 5 this past week, and yesterday was the party, which we had spent all week preparing for. I already showed you a peek at the cupcakes, and some of the activities and decor, but I wanted to share with you the entire set up, as well as some actual mayhem party shots! Before the guests arrived I snapped pics of the party decor and food…
The chalkboard was decorated for the event.
Even the weather provided us the perfect scenery out the window!
The dining table was first set with all of the feathers, glue, and crayons necessary to decorate the owl masks.
The cupcakes were placed on their stand, and were ready to be devoured!
The sideboard was set with snacky foods fitting the theme.
Peanuts served as “squirrel food” and pretzel sticks became “twigs”. And side note- the snowflake place card holders were purchased on super clearance at Michael’s after Christmas.
Pirates Booty became “snowballs” and I used whole wheat tortillas along with my woodland creature cookie cutters (owl, bear, moose, hedgehog, rabbit, and squirrel) to make baked “critter chips”. The chips went with this healthy cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie.
Veggies and dip served as “Reindeer food”.
I set up all the dishes and plastic ware, with a metal galvanized bucket of bottled water on our small server.
When all the guests had arrived, they hay had a blast decorating their owl masks!
The first two pictures are my two favorite owls (Emmy and Sawyer in case you weren’t sure…)
How cute are all those owlets???
After the masks the kids played in the playroom and then we played “Pin the Tail on the Deer”, but I am sorry to say I don’t have any pictures of the game happening, but you can see the original here.
Then of course, the kids were ready for CUPCAKES!!!!
After cupcakes were done, we cleared the table, and Emmy opened her presents. I always love this part, because all the kids get so excited to “help” and to give their gifts- I just think it’s sweet.
As the kids left they got their “snow covered branches” and clay owl or penguin charm favors I shared earlier, but here are the pics again in case you missed it.
We had so much fun planning and putting together this party! And we had so much fun with all of our friends that came out to see us and spend some time with us. Now I can relax until August when it’s Sawyer’s turn again…. he’s already decided on “rock star” theme. Looking forward to planning that one!