Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Boo! Elyse's Party, Take Two. (Wow is that Lame)

So, you know how you have an idea and you visualize it and it’s all great and wonderful until Mother Nature decides to take an enormous leak all over your well laid plans in the form of never ending thunderstorms that would inspire some very skilled arc building? That is what happened to Elyse’s super fantastic outdoor birthday party that was going to have an evening campfire and everything.

When we planned our baby girl’s second birthday party, I wanted to have it at home just like last year with all of her friends running around the yard and all of the other guests hanging out on our back porch chatting about this and that and other relevant stuff. But as we closely watched the weather all this week it seemed that we had no hope of actually pulling off an outdoor party. Friday morning I decided to wave my little white flag and switch into full-on panic mode to transform my beautiful vision of an outdoor party into an acceptable version that could be held indoors. Thank goodness we booked my Mom’s church hall just in case of such a tragedy or else we would have been screwed with a capital screw.

Elyse loves Cinderella and that was the theme of this party. It had nothing to do with the fact that I also love me some Cinderella. Really! Nothing! Ok, maybe a little, but she does like Cinderella and I decided to capitalize on that for all it was worth. When we had to move the party inside though, it meant that the kids who were supposed to be running a muck all around our yard with chalk, and bubbles, and all things of the outdoor persuasion, would have nothing to do but sit around in a church hall and stare at each other. There had to be an activity. Well, maybe there didn’t HAVE to be one, but I’ll take just about any excuse to devise some super cute craft that I’ll, um, I mean the kids will totally love. But after a little Googling I realized that Cinderella is just about the worst Disney princess to have if you are trying to make a craft. She had two things that I found over and over again; mice and a magic wand. If it was fall I could have done some cute stuff with pumpkins, but it’s not fall. It’s June and holy crap what am I going to do with these kids?

I’ll tell you what I did. I did this…

That my friends is Fairy Godmother Dust; magic powder that will turn any mouse into a horse, any pumpkin into a carriage, and any sad, worn out gown into the hottest little number at the ball.

I was so in love with this idea that I made an extra one for myself to keep. Each kid got a jar and filled it with two scoops of “magic powder,” two scoops of “sparkle sand,” and one scoop of “pixie dust.”

A little glue on the lid and a pretty purple bow, and viola, Fairy Godmother Dust!

Awesome craft idea or not, the kids had a blast chasing each other all around the hall and that was even before they had a load of cake and ice cream in their little bellies.

Elyse had a fantastic time opening all of her gifts and she yelled, “Surprise,” before opening every single one. It didn’t matter that things had to be inside, she was just happy to see her buddies and her family.

I still can’t believe that she is two. I don’t know where the time goes. Happy Birthday Princess! I hope you had a great party.


Tina said...

I would love me some "real" fairy dust that I could sprinkle and my house would be clean. Got any? It sure was a cute party and looks like the little one had fun!

Leslie said...

I loved the Fairy Dust. It was so cute! And I love the picture of Elyse and Lucy holding hands!