Sunday, November 04, 2007


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 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.


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