My Dinah turned three (!) last week and of course we had to have a party for her. I love throwing parties. And parties with a theme are so much more fun. In thinking through some of Dinah’s favorite things, I toyed with Little Einsteins or another Mickey party and then she asked to watch Disney’s Peter Pan one more time. Peter Pan, of course. We regularly travel to Never Land on her magic carpet and she is always pretending to be “Cappin Hook” and we are always assigned other characters from the tale.
And because of the popularity of pirates and pixies among her age group I knew a costume party was the way to go.
I had already been planning to make a “Wendy Dress” for Dinah since the first time I put her hair in a ponytail and noticed the sweet little ringlets. This definitely seemed to be the perfect opportunity to make it.
I’ll be detailing The Wendy Dress in a separate post. I love how it turned out so much that it deserves its own space.
Little Esther would be our Tinkerbell. I simply made her a cute green tutu and got her some wings. She already looks like a little imp, so she was the perfect pixie.
Some more party details…
Since her party was really just a glorified play-date, I didn’t go overboard with the decorations. I used our screened-in porch as the “Lost Boys’ Hideout” and most of the party took place out there and in the back yard. (We put down sod in the backyard the week before and it was so awesome for the kids to have a nice grassy area to play.)
I hung streamers in the window to look like vines and some cute paper lanterns that I thought looked like fairy houses. (Of course, I have no pictures of this…I forgot to take them in the rush to get everything set up for the party.)
And my favorite part…Peter Pan’s shadow!
For favors, I made each guest their own Peter Pan hat. (They also had a small goodie bag of snacks with stickers and bubbles.)
The Peter hats were ridiculously easy to make and I’ll post a tutorial for them. They also looked so cute on all the little heads.
And one of the best parts, I didn’t even make. The cake.
My friend Krystle is an accomplished baker and cake decorator. This is NOT where my gifts lie, so I decided to get some help from a friend. I told her what I wanted and she made the most awesome Never Land cake.
It turned out really cute and was very tasty too. Thanks, Krystle!
It was a really fun party! The kids enjoyed playing in the backyard and the grown-ups enjoyed a good visit. A success all-around!