Dress Up Birthday Party
Number 4 Sign
To make a simple statement over the fireplace, I created a giant “4” using strips of pink, hot pink, and orange crepe paper. See how to make this simple sign in any number here.
At one point during the party, one of the little guests suggested a fashion show. What a genius idea! The girls put on their favorite dress up clothes (often very random combinations), came down the stairs, and had a dance party in the living room!
Ribbon Photo Backdrop
I had a photo backdrop up for the girls to pose in front of. I made a similar ribbon wall for Stella’s 3rd birthday ballerina party. You can find the tutorial here – it takes minutes to make!
There was no shortage of giggles and silly moments to capture at the party.
Polka Dot Mirror
I also set up a mirror so everyone could check themselves out. I took a basic mirror out of my closet and Stella and I attached a bunch of paper circles with double-sided tape. I used 3M Command Strips to hang it on the wall. It was fun that Stella got to help make some of the decorations for her party, and a paper punch made it really easy to make a ton of circles quickly.
For a party activity, the girls decorated canvas bags with fabric markers to use for their dress up and pretend play.
Pom-Pom Cake Bunting
Of course, I would find one more way to sneak in some pom-poms! I came up with this number 4 cake bunting the day before the party. Super simple to make – check out the full tutorial.
It was fun to have a birthday party in our new home. My days of kids’ party planning are probably numbered – I’m guessing Stella will want her 5th birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. 😉