Tinker Bell Birthday Party
As you may know I was selected to participate in a Disney Side @Home celebration. You can read about all the goodies in this previous post. I decided to do things a little bit differently and send some magic to those who could really use it, kids in homeless shelters. I’m working with Birthday Dreams, an organization who does just that.
A few weeks ago Birthday Dreams sent out an SOS where they needed help filling birthday wishes for a number of parties. I signed up to donate party supplies for Jen, a little girl turning 4, who wanted a Tinker Bell theme. Gifts, cake and delivery would be donated separately.
I had a number of obstacles to overcome. The first of which was 24 hours to turn in all the supplies. Second, my printer went out, and the only thing it was somewhat willing to print was non-tonal black. Third, I’m on a major budget. But, in the words of Tim Gunn; “Make it Work!
First thing you may have already read about was the Tinker Bell Party Game I created, “Pin the Puff on the Pixie”
Download the template and more in this previous post.
I also created a banner to make the party a bit more personalized. This actually took a lot more work than I expected. Because I couldn’t print in anything but black, I really had to get really crafty. The base is a cream-colored card stock, the green is scrapbook paper and the lettering was printed in black on card stock. Everything was cut and glued together to make it look seamless. It took about 4 hours of work to complete.
I also hand-cut pillow boxes in the cream card stock. The plan was to cut a Tinker Bell dress out of the green scrapbook paper, and wings out of the white card stock. Unfortunately I ran out of time. So, I tied purple tulle to the boxes instead.
Inside those boxes were the party favors. The Pixy Sticks, Gobstoppers and stickers came from The Dollar Store. The bracelets were $.25 each at Party City, and the rings were $1 for each package at Walmart.
I also sent a craft for the kids. The foam crowns were 10 pieces in a package for $1, the scissors $1, (both from The Dollar Store), the cookie sticks were $2.50, and the ribbon $.50 each at Walmart.
I also printed coloring pages from Spoonful.com
Here is everything all together-
I saved by only purchasing Tinker Bell licensed plates. The cups were plain green from Party City, white napkins, purple table cover, and purple cutlery from The Dollar Store. I used kazoos instead of party blowers, as they were the same cost per unit. The candles were $1 at Walmart, and streamers $.87 and latex balloons $2.50 both at Party City. The kite, which was the prize for “Pin the Puff on the Pixie” was $1 at The Dollar Store.
I absolutely hope that Jen loves her party.
If you’d like to know more about Birthday Dreams and how you can help through volunteerism or donation, please visit their site here.