Lydia’s 3rd birthday party was an absolute, unmitigated, totally amazing and electrifying success. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a little. But it was incredibly fun!
Of course, the first and best part was our little Snow White herself. She wore her Halloween costume and the second it fell on her shoulders, she was transformed into a princess. She sashayed and twirled the rest of the day.
We were not alone in our costume-ing. Several of our guests dressed up, too! There is nothing more fun than opening up the front door to a couple of dwarfs or a princess and a pirate! Not to mention when half the guests are dressed up, there’s no need for decorations! (How’s that for frugal?!)
My favorite part of this party was the games…well, I don’t do games, these were stations. We had a Magic Mirror station… (aka, a giant mirror screwed to the wall with Crayola Window Markers)
A Royal Ring station…
I found this great blog with directions for making rings out of pipe cleaners and plastic jewels. Well, I posted directions but the kids ended up being more creative than me! The rings were absolutely adorable!
A Make your Own Dwarf Mask station…
I bought the masks from Oriental Trading Company. They were actually scarecrow masks. We cut one side of the hat off, added some yarn and squares of fabric and it looked just like a dwarf! Kinda.
A do-it-yourself Scavenger Hunt…
I printed out pictures of all the dwarfs, Snow White and the Prince. I taped them up all over the house.
Then each kid got a card and when they found the matching picture, marked it off their card. When they found all the pictures, they came to me for a prize. Everyone won at their own pace! (*You can print your own Snow White Scavenger Hunt Card and use to your heart’s content!*)
And the pièce de résistance: The Seven Dwarfs Mine.
Oh yes, it opened at 2:30 and when the self-proclaimed Queen Grandmama (aka my mom) invited all the guests into the mine, everyone was given a plastic spoon and the digging began!
I actually drove to Dahlonega (the site of the first major gold rush in the US about 1828) and bought two bags of dirt filled with gems from Consolidated Gold Mine. I was surprised how big the rocks were! Here’s Lydia’s stash…