Thursday, 21 July 2011

Finding Neverland

Our first featured themed party is a real gem. I stumbled up Lynlee's adorable blog the other day where I found this brilliant "trip to Neverland" that she planned for her daughter Anabelle's 4th birthday. So look no further, we've found Neverland!

J.M. Barrie's classic tale of the "boy who never grew up" provides an ample source of inspiration to make the perfect event.

The invitations are relatively simple, made from scrapbook paper with British backdrops, Peter silhouettes and sparkly lettering, children are invited to “…come with us where dreams are born and time is never planned… just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings forever in Never, Never Land.”

Lynlee's adorable fondant cupcakes make the perfect centerpiece to the dessert table, while these simple picture frames with an added butterfly add the perfect touch.

Lunch Boxes - to go! Whispering Pines sells these cute lunch boxes that are filled with treats such as sandwiches, cheese sticks, green grapes and Pirate Booty popcorn! Also decorated with a cute frame and a quote from J.M. Barrie.

Pixie Juice! A drink that's also an adorable centerpiece. The vases are from Ikea.

Nana, pirate hooks, a treasure chest and our own ticking alligator make for some adorable decorations that double as entertainment. More then that, pirate, mermaid, lost boys and indian costumes make for a fun PHOTO BOOTH!

After reading the story of Peter Pan and learning how to fly, the kids were sprinkled with fairy dust, given wings and jumped on the trampoline! Other activities included sinking pirate ships with cannonballs at Skull Rock, jumping over the crocodile, swimming through the Mermaid Lagoon with bubbles and a pow wow at the Indian Camp.

Another hit with the kids was a table set up at the Mermaid Lagoon with plastic bubble bottles they could fill up with colored sand. Glass jars were found at Joann's with small metal spouts to facilitate the pouring. It provided another fun activity with very little supervision required!

Framed quotes and black silhouettes of Peter Pan characters make adorable decorations and a simple, but bold statement.

Children's bed's were used as one of the focal points of the parties. Fabric from Joanne's was used to compliment the color and time period of the party. The same fabric was also used as table cloths.
Jars were filled with Pixie Dust and a little tag was added to symbolize Tinkerbell.

This popular Ikea frame was decorated with a cute butterfly and displayed the ever pressing question, "do you believe?"

A creative party filled with imagination and a whole lot of fun, Neverland will inspire even the oldest guest to keep Believing.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so, so much for featuring our party and all your sweet and kind words!!! Wishing you the best of luck in your new venture... love the blog! :)