My daughter recently celebrated her 8th birthday – playing and creating with 8 sweet friends. She chose a festive aqua and zebra stripe color theme for her "Barbie Fashion" birthday party!
We gave her this dress form jewelry holder for an early gift /
party decoration. She decorated it, the coffee table and mantel herself
and was SO excited! We used aqua tulle, silver disco balls and turquoise
and zebra stripe napkins liberally. A name banner made from large printed letters in aqua and zebra stripe and strung with shimmery aqua ribbon hung below the mantel display.
Here's the invitation on which I sketched a dress for our theme:
Personalized water bottles are a long-time staple at all our parties:
The turquoise frosted cake is accented with zebra striped sugar paper cut into a strip to wrap around the cake side. Elegant pearls create a simple embellished top.
Cupcakes with [again] store-bought zebra stripe sugar cake decorations:
Plates and napkins carry out the color scheme:
We took a break midway through our activities for treats:
Birthday girl chose her favorite fruits: strawberries, kiwi and Cuties [sweet mandarin oranges]; and favorite snacks: Chex snack mix, homemade Puppy Chow [chocolate peanut butter Crispix] and Cheetoh Puffs. And heart-shaped sandwiches:
Teal candy sticks were a parting "Thank You" favor for the 8 girls.
We played fashion themed games and the girls sure got their artsy craft on, too! I'll post those photos next time so this one doesn't get too long. [Note: the stores all have TONS of zebra stripe stuff right now!]
She choose my favorite colors and her party looked great! She certainly got started on the right foot. And how come grown up parties can't get their art on?
Party queen! I need to catch my breath after reading the "8" though. Is she really 8 years old?!? Love this party theme. Sweet and sassy. Just like an 8-year-old, right?
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