My Little Pony Birthday Party !!!

For her 7th Birthday, Pari wanted to have ‘My Little Pony’ Birthday party. This was her plan from last year. She also wanted to have a Pinata and Bean Bag Toss Game. The party was there in the afternoon at 12:30 PM on Feb 7th. Invitation card was sent 3 weeks prior by email.

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All the kids with their Moms arrived by 1 PM. Pari’s friends’ age group varied. Guest Lists

Age group 6-7 :  8 girls and 5 boys

Age group 1-3 years: 2 girls and 1 boy

Age Group 11-14 years: 2 Girls

It was fun arranging for the party. When the friends came, Pari gave stickers to everybody. And when everybody got settled, after usual hullabulloo, they started the game: DIY ‘Bean Bag Toss Game’ Very nicely, all the kids queued up, and waited for their turn.

Bean Bag Toss Game

Meanwhile, Pari started to put Tattoo on everybody ( as soon as friends were done playing Bean Bag Toss Game, they lined up for tattoo).

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And when the kids were done with tattoo, they moved over to write messages for Shubhangi in the DIY Message Board.

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Then the Kids and Mom moved over to the Food Station for some snacks.

On the Menu: French Fries, Mickey Mouse Chicken Nuggets, Spinach Pakoda, Lays Potato Chips, MLP Cupcakes, Rainbow Fruit Platter (Strawberry, Clementines, Honeydew, Blueberry), Veggies – Broccoli, carrot, celery with Sabra Hamas.

Drinks: Pink Lemonade and 100% Apple Juice.

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Party Fruits Veggies

After this, the kids had free play time, and the girls hopped on to Rarity’s Fashion Boutique for their crowns and nail paints.

Rarity Fashion Boutique

Girls were really excited with their crowns.

Girls Nail Paints

Now, it was a cake time and all the girls had crowns and all the boys had birthday party hats. My Little Pony Cake was from BJ’s. And it got smudged a little while Pari’s Dad was getting it. I thought Pari will get sad, but she wasn’t. She said “that’s fine.. not a problem” :).

MLP Cake

After the cake cutting, kids started on the game: Musical Chair. Pari wanted to play this game, and in the end, she won. Kids were asked to pick up a gift from My Little Pony Gift Box as soon as they were out from the game. It was real fun for the kids and everybody enjoyed so much. Have no pics for it.

As soon as they were done, pizza arrived and kids couldn’t wait to have it. After the pizza, there was a long session of photo sessions using DIY Photo frame. Kids and Moms took lots and lots of photos.

DIY Photo Frame

It was 3 PM now. Time for lunch and Pinata.

Lunch Menu: Chicken curry, Shahi Paneer, Navratan Korma, Achari Aloo, Costco Naan, Dahi-vada, Saffron Rice.

Lunch Menu

After the lunch, it was Pinata Time. Pari was so excited. We had made a My Little Pony pull-string pinata. One string was made Master String, but didn’t worked :). I had to push the cardboard and let the candies and other party favors fall. It was fun. Pari was so happy and she checked with everybody to ensure everybody got something :).

Pari said goodbye to all her friends with return Gifts. It was indeed a memorable Birthday. She was really tired by the end of the day. And she said “It was my Best Birthday party ever”. She was really happy. But i felt bad, because I forgot to serve Ice-cream :(.

Well, for the decor, here are few of the pics.

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How I planned the perfect Birthday Party and DIYs coming soon….

 

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Summer Pool Party !!!

We were invited to a pool party, which was Pari’s class fellows Birthday.. And it was really really awesome.. As soon as we reached there (Pari’s Dad dropped us there) , Pari got into the pool, with the floaties and she just enjoyed the cool waters on a warm sunny day. .

PoolDid not came out to enjoy the other slides, swings, trampolines and other stuffs they had beautifully arranged on their backyard.

Slides SwingsNot even for the Snacks: Watermelon, Cut Fruits (PineApple, Grapes, Strawberry), Potato Chips, Doritos

SnacksShe came out for a while, when pizza was served. Had Lemonade and again back to the pool.

Lunch Menu: Caesar Salad, Sandwiches- Italian Sub and Turkey Sub, Pizza

And the next attraction was Zip lines. They made an awesome arrangement for kids having fun.

ZiplinesThe party was a big hit. Then there was cake and juggling balls display by a 13 year old aspiring entrepreneur.. We had a very beautiful lazy Sunday afternoon well spent by getting loads of tan 😦 . But it was really a fun Day.

Hello Kitty Birthday Party

Last week, we went to Pari’s closest friend’s birthday party. Pari was so excited for the party and she got a Hello kitty tutu dress from Walmart to attend the party. And these are the pictures of her Birthday party.

Hello Kitty-1The Dessert Table: Hello Kitty Cake, Candies, Fruits Bouquet, Hello Kitty Cupcakes, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello Kitty-2The Cake Table: with Centerpiece.

Hello Kitty-4Full view of the room and decorations

Hello Kitty-5A very perfect decorations. in the basement. All the decorations are party supplies from Party City.

Games: Kids played lots of games seriously around 10 and they had loads and loads of fun, and loved to collect gifts after every game. Moms also played games: blowing balloon in 1 minute and Mom’s race with egg on spoon with balloon in between the feet. I could not blow a single balloon 😉 even though Pari could easily blow 1 balloon.

Food: Chicken, Gobi Manchurian, Pizza and cakes, cupcakes, fruits, Cranberry Juice and Soda.

Return Gift: Hello Kitty t-shirts,  and all the Hello kitty themed party favors.

Frozen Birthday Party

Yes, even my dear Pari is still smitten by Frozen. And, for her 6th Birthday Party, she wanted a frozen Birthday Party. Thanks to Pinterest, and all the lovely ladies from where I got inspired and got ideas to finally execute the Birthday. Pari had a blast in the party and enjoyed the preparation.

Birthday Invite: This year, Frozen Birthday invites were sent by email.

Birthday Invite

Party Decorations: These are few pictures of the party decor. The stickers I bought from AC Moore with 50% off, and it came out pretty cheap.

 

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Plastic tablecloth from Dollar Store used as decoration.

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Table clothes, balloons and danglers were bought from Walmart.

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Frozen Movie Quotes. I got this from pinterest.Deco1

Cake: We got the cake from BJs: Gold cake with Strawberry Mousse filling. Here is frozen themed cake. Kids loved it. Though, later I thought if it was Anna- Elsa cake, it would have been more picture-friendly.

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Appetizers: Pinwheel Puffs, French fries, Olaf’s Cheese (Cheese sticks), Olaf’s Arms (Pretzel Sticks), Dry Chicken

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Dinner: Pav Bhaji, Pizza, Noodles

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Desserts: Marshmallow’s snowballs ( Rasagulla), Snow cream with Anna’s sprinkles (Vanilla ice cream with M&M, nuts & sprinkles).

Drinks: Blue Punch ( Blue Hawaian punch+Sprite+Pineapple juice+lemonade), 100% Apple Juice, Mango Juice.

Return Gifts:

Frozen Olaf / Anna-Elsa Coin bank + Frozen Stickers+ Frozen worksheets

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Kids played the games: Pin the nose on Olaf, Find the difference, and Tattoo Corner

Pin the nose on Olaf Game

FindtheDifferenceGamePari Dress up:

Pari wore a cobalt blue dress, Elsa Tiara, Turquoise necklace, and blue shimmery nail paint. Pari made this necklace with the beads we bought from Walmart.

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Pari loved her birthday party and she already has made the plan for her next birthday: My Little Pony.

I told her,1 year is a big time, you might change your plan 🙂

After this birthday party, these are my thoughts: Kids love birthday parties. They don’t bother much about decorations: water bottle labels, food labels, and Themed decorations etc. They only love: cakes, pizza, ice-cream and goody bags. Also, they love to play games. Keep Birthday party simple with lots of games & gifts. 🙂

Pari’s 5th Birthday

Have been drafting this post from so long.. Finally it’s ready !!!

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Happy 5th Birthday dear. You have been waiting for more than a quarter months.. when is my birthday..when is my birthday…!!! Finally, we celebrated your 5th Birthday. All my apprehensions were gone, when I saw you enjoying the evening with your school friends. I was more worried when I saw the weather forecast – Snow (1 inch- 2 inches). But, your friends were too good, they arrived on time, and were there till the whole evening.

We both started planning for the Birthday Party one month in advance. Party was from 5:30 PM in the evening.

1. Birthday Party Invitation –

This invitation card we made, with Pari putting up confetti in all the possible colors. I have just erased the Venue in this invitation card.

Birthday Invitation

There was one more invitation card, which she liked a lot, in the shape of ice-cream, all inspired from pinterest.

Ice-cream Birthday Party Invitation

2. Birthday Decor: We really had fun time with the decorations. She made me sit the whole night and make the tissue paper flowers.

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Her Dad made the very beautiful “Shubhangi” Banner.

Bdaydecor2Also, he made these balloon decorations with streamers. Aren’t these awesome. Bdaydecor3I loved it. Bdaydecor4  Streamer decor for the doorway.Bday DecorPari reviewing the decorations and providing the expert comments.

Pari Bday Decor

3. Birthday Cake – I wanted to bake a rainbow cake but could not make it 😦 .. So, we finally ordered a pink Barbie cake (her choice offcourse)- Marble Cake with Chocolate Mousse filling- from BJ’s.

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3. Food Counter

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Chips: Lays, Doritos-Plain, Fritos, Cheetos, Doritos-Cheese with Salsa.

Drinks: Apple & Eve 100 % Juice (for kids), Fruit Punch (Orange Juice + Lemonade in Sprite with strawberry ice-cube).

Fruits: Honeydew, Muskmelon, Strawberry, Grapes.

Dishes: Veg Noodles, Rainbow Pasta, Veg Biryani, Chicken Curry, Pepper Paneer Butter Masala , Naan, Mix veg Raita.

Dessert: Vanilla Ice-cream, Gulab Jamun, Walnut Choco-chip Cupcake

Food Counter Decor

4. Party Favors- There were 5 things in their goody bags: Princess/ Ocean Art (Deco & Stick), Addition/ Subtraction Flash Cards, Stickers (Princess, Mickey Mouse, Toy story), Chips and packaged Juice.

5. Gifts for School Kids – Her Birthday was on Sunday, so in school, we celebrated on Friday. We bought wooden toys from AC Moore, and wrapped in Sesame Street Gift wrap.

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School Gift wrap

6. Gifts for Pari: On her 5th Birthday, she received 5 gifts from us and loved them all. She didn’t ask for more. I think, just like me, she finds lots of happiness in small things.

– Minnie Mouse dress up

– Barbie Shoes

– Princess Belle

– Minnie Mouse Coloring Canvas

– Hello Kitty Pari GiftsOops, no pic of Belle.