Sunday, November 04, 2007

Inspiration

What inspires you?

With my daughter's 7th birthday less than a month away, I thought I would share some of the fun plans I have going for the big day.

A few months ago as I was searching on the Doodlebug website, when I came across the above photo which does a fantastic job of creatively displaying their products. A little light bulb went off and I came up with the "Candy Shoppe" idea for this year's theme.

We have already done the princess parties and the dress-up tea parties and I was looking for a fun new idea that was still really girlie...and sweet!

Since her birthday in is December it has been fairly easy to find candy themed decorations. I have been out searching for the yummiest, glittery decorations and I hit the jackpot last Friday at Target. There before me was a wealth of candy cuteness. Here is what I got:

The great thing about these decorations is they double as Christmas decorations for the tree!

For her party I found tall acrylic ice cream sundae dishes on 75% off summer clearance. Each guest will fill them with their choice of candy...as a party favor. I also found pink m&ms (breast cancer awareness edition) and bought those to use for the favors. We will be decorating gingerbread men/women and making lip gloss for activities. This year Natalie wanted a late night party, so after all the games and activities, everyone will get in their pjs to watch a movie, maybe Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Then after the movie all the guests will go home! Stay tuned next month for all the fun party pictures.

5 comments:

Rachael said...

What an awesome idea for a party!! Love it and love your Target finds!!

SpAzzGiRL said...

what a cute idea!

Marlatt Five said...

Alyssa, you are my inspiration. You are so creative and so much fun!! I love your Target finds too, I will be going there tonight when Derek gets home!!

Staci said...

What a great idea! Very creative!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I may have to do this next year for Grace Olivia's birthday. :D -- SabrinaM