I know I keep talking about the room transformation kit, but I used it again in another aspect of the party. There were a lot of the hanging heart jewels so after I used some for the chandelier I decided to use them as part of my food table display.
I also used the foil swirl decorations as part of my food table display. I used just a few to hang along my window under the birthday banner and the rest I cut off the pictures of the princesses.
I used hot glue and attached skewers to the princess heart cutouts and the heart jewels.
I wanted to add some height to my food table wanted to use the pictures and hearts on the skewers to achieve that. I knew I would need a vase or something to put them in. I found a cute jar and some pink and white candy to fill the jar. Well I didn’t want to buy all the candy in the whole store just to fill my jar. Tip number 6, put something solid in the center of your jar or vase if creating a candy centerpiece so you don’t have to buy so much candy to fill the jar. I used a paper towel tube that I cut down to fit the jar. I then put tape across the top of the tube so candy didn’t go down into the tube as I filled the jar.
I probably should’ve cut my tube down a touch more.
But instead I tied a pink ribbon around the neck of the jar. I added my pictures on the skewers and it was just the right thing I needed for my food table.
I made some watermelon fairy wands just to add some fun to our food. I cut about 1 inch slices of watermelon and used my star cookie cutter to cut out the shape. Then I inserted paper straws into the bottoms of the stars and they made great wands!
I used the same method for our party activity. We made princess wand sugar cookies.
I’ve got a great sugar cookie recipe if you like making your own. But a quick tip, ask the bakery if they sell their sugar cookie dough. Then it’s one less thing you have to worry about when it comes to party prep. You still have to bake them, but it cuts down process of the cookie wands by half. Roll out your dough to about 1/2 thick and cut out stars. Insert the stars before baking. I bake my cookies at 350 degrees for 9-10 mins. Your time and temp may vary.
I frosted them with either pink or white frosting and let the children decorate them with fun sprinkles and candies.
My daughter was super excited to decorate her pink wand! I like to keep party activities simple. We decorated cookies and had a princess fashion show.
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