A TEA-Rex 6th Birthday Party

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Me: Molly what theme do you want for your 6th birthday party?

Molly: Well my best friend only likes boy things so I want to have a boy theme because I really want her to come.

Me: Hmmmm…. does she like Dinosaurs?

Molly: She loves them!

Who says dinosaur parties are just for boys? I was now on a mission to create a girly dinosaur party. My other two daughters had tea parties at age 5 or 6 and I didn’t want the tea party window to pass Molly by. That’s how the Tea-Rex themed Birthday Party was born! Continue reading

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic

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I can’t believe my Morgan is 6!  Where does the time go?  She is super into stuffed animals right now and plays with them a lot.  Any time I take her to the toy store, she usually chooses a new stuffed friend.  She just loves them. Continue reading

Madison’s 6th Birthday BARBIE PARTY!

We celebrated Madison’s 6th birthday last weekend.  I can’t believe she is 6 and just finished kindergarten.  She’s growing up so fast.  Madison is really into Barbie and she really wanted a Barbie party for her 6th birthday.  Her wish is my command and I made it happen for her and 14 of her little girlfriends.

I started with the Glamour Girl invitation and party printables from The TomKat Studio.  It was such a sweet set and the girl silhouette fit the Barbie theme well.  I also adored the colors- light pink and black.

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I found Madison’s silhouette party shirt from Sweet Threads Clothing on Etsy.  It was really cute and was very well made.  I especially loved the rosette flower detail on the head of the silhouette.  It made it so girly and sweet.  We paired it with a pink tulle skirt from Carter’s. 

Before the guests arrived I placed a Barbie doll at each place setting.  I used doll stands to make them stand up and placed a Barbie dress on each plate.  When the girls arrived they sat down to design a Barbie dress using jewel stickers and ribbon trim.  They really loved this activity and were so excited when I told them they could dress the Barbie in the new dress and take them home as party favors.

Here are a couple of the creations.  We have some future fashion designers on our hands – great job girls!

While the girls waited for everyone to finish designing a dress, they colored some Barbie coloring pages I printed from Google Images.  All of the girls finished designing a dress and dressing their Barbie just in time for the main attraction…BARBIE herself!

The look on the girls’ faces was priceless when Barbie walked into the yard.  First they were sort of surprised and then all ran to her for hugs.  So cute!

Barbie and her helper led the girls in some fun games, including limbo, freeze dance, and two relay races.  I particularly loved the relay races.  The girls were divided into two teams.  The first relay race was called Malibu Beach Barbie dress up.  The girls had to put a Hawaiian lei around their neck, a pair of sunglasses on their eyes and a beach bag on their shoulder.  They had to run to the other end of the yard and back and then take off the items and dress the next girl in line in the beach gear.  It was really cute.  In the second relay race, they had to pack and unpack Barbie’s bag.  They had several items that Barbie would likely take on a trip in a bag and had to run across the yard, quickly unpack the bag, and run back.  The next girl in line had to run across the yard and repack Barbie’s bag and run back. Click the link to see a video of the Malibu Beach Barbie relay in action.

Malibu Beach Barbie Relay

The girls also participated in a Scavenger Hunt.  They loaded up on Scavenger Hunt prizes including sunglasses, rings, bead necklaces and other trinkets.

After playing games, Barbie and her helper sat the girls down for makeovers.  They each got eyeshadow and a fancy design and jewel on their face. 

After the makeovers, it was time to say goodbye to Barbie, but not before we posed for pictures.

The girls were sad to see Barbie go, but had worked up an appetite.  Good thing because, once Barbie left, it was time for dinner.  The girls enjoyed hamburger and hot dog sliders, veges with ranch and watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon that I cut into heart shapes.

After dinner, it was time for a trip to the dessert buffet.  I set a dessert table that consisted of a Barbie Cake I had made from Harrison Bake Shop, homemade cupcakes baked in black and white striped paper baking cups, Birthday Cake Pops from Starbucks, pink Barbie gumballs from Party City, and pink lemonade. 

A sweet friend from work, Lisa, made the pink and black tissue paper poms which I used for the back drop to the table.  I had some window panes lying around in the shed left from the previous owners of our house.  I knew I’d put them to good use one day, and this was the day.  I hot glued the tissue paper poms to the window panes and leaned them on our deck.  The window panes made a nice, sturdy back drop for the table.

Here are some close-ups of the treats.

To dress up the table even more, I used the same dress form I used for Madison’s Princess Tea Party.  This time I dressed it in a black tutu skirt and pearls.  I tied a pink ribbon around the skirt and pinned on a brooch from my jewelry box.  I also found a remake of the original 1959 Barbie doll wearing the signature black and white bathing suit on Amazon and incorporated her and her black dress into the design of the table.  The Barbie Print I found in Google Images was printed and placed in a frame and displayed on a plate stand on the table.

After singing Happy Birthday and blowing out the candles the girls grabbed a plate and chose a few desserts to enjoy before their parents arrived to pick them up.

This was a great party and I was so happy I could make my daughter’s 6th birthday party so special.  When it was over, I got so many smiles and thank you’s from my little Barbie Girl.  I’m glad I could make your dreams come true.  Happy 6th Birthday, Madison Grace.

XOXO,

Mommy