Hi Lovelies. Happy Monday. I am finally getting around to the big 5th birthday party. Lo decided she really wanted an Ella party. No, it could not be Cinderella. It had to be Ella. In her mind they are two different people. So, I said ok. I came up with my plan and my budget. I wanted to be all in no more than $250 and we came in just at that mark. Food, drinks decorations and everything. Here is our fancy 5 year old Ella Birthday Party.
I love putting together parties like this. Coming up with unique ways to incorporate the theme into the menu and the decorations without buying the typical store bought decor. I love the simple blue and silver with added touch of the butterflies and small details with the carriage and glass slipper.
Invitations, place cards and signs – Grace Bradford Designs
Banner – DIY from Michael’s simple banner, thin rope, white letter stickers, butterfly sticker
Table cloths Paper plates, gift bags and goodies- Dollar Tree
Cupcakes – Vons can you believe it?
Candy – Party City
Tiered Pedestal Serving Plates – Target
Silver serving trays and slate tray – Marshalls
Glitter wands – DIY
- sheets of glitter card stock (depends on how many you want to make)
- 1 pack of dowels
- multi color ribbon
- hot glue gun
- Use a Star cookie cutter to trace star shapes on glitter cardstock
- cut out stars and ribbon
- use hot glue to attach ribbons to 1 star
- followed with the dowel and one more star
- Trim any excess off of the stars
Food items included royal carriages (Halo oranges), princess sandwiches, mouse snacks(cheese and crackers), Ella snacks (veggie cups).
The party was complete with a princess and superhero dress up area. Along with a tiara and superhero mask creative corner.