Warner's 4th birthday party was a huge success! I could not have been more happy with the way things turned out. I have sorted through a gazillion pictures to take you on a tour of that special day!
I began by setting up "The Darling Nursery". This was the first thing guests saw when they came to the party.
A crate of Peter Pan hats and fairy wings were waiting for the kids to wear during the party. The homemade treat bags were laying on the table and strung on twine across the front of the table as well.
Along with a few other details.
As soon as you entered the backyard, I wanted guests to be welcomed to Never Land. The directional sign I made did just that!
I wanted to keep the guests busy, so I made different stations throughout the backyard.
Little treasures (necklaces, chocolate coins, eye patches, etc.) were hidden in a tub of sand for the kids to dig for.
A Photo Booth
A chest of Peter Pan inspired clothes were available for kids to dress up in as Leslie Waters Photography was on hand to take photo booth pictures. Leslie provided a printed photo strip, on the spot, to each guest and a duplicate copy for me to put in a guestbook for Warner. I will share more of these photos soon. It was amazing and I totally recommend her if you're looking for a fun element to add to your party!
Walk the Plank
This was probably the kids' favorite activity! Who knew that a board over an inflatable pool would be such a hit?!
Pirate Ship Pinata
The kids were able to try their hand at a pirate ship pinata filled with candy and treats.
However, for me, this table had to be my favorite part of the party.
Made out of pallets, draped in burlap, and surrounded by tree stumps...it was simply perfect.
The food was inspired by the characters and references in Peter Pan.
Tinkerbell's Fairy Wands
(chocolate covered dipped pretzel rods)
Second Star to the Right Sandwiches
(Turkey/Ham sandwiches cut out with a star cookie cutter)
Tiger Lily's Teepees
(sugar cones dipped in green dyed coconut and decorated with icing and pretzel sticks)
Mr. Smee's Cannonballs
(chocolate donut holes)
Captain Hook's Pirate Booty and Lost Boys Trail Mix
The cake was made by my dear friend who has made all of my boys' cakes. I couldn't have asked for anything better!
Guests were sent home with their own mini Neverland map or pixie dust.
It was such a wonderful day!
I cannot believe my baby boy is FOUR! Where does the time go?
"Little boys should never be sent to bed early, they always wake up a day older." -Peter Pan
The party is over...it was so much fun! The weather was beautiful, the kids enjoyed themselves, and most importantly, Warner was beyond happy! What more can you ask for?!
I'm still collecting pictures so I don't have a full post for you yet, but it will come soon...promise!
I thought it would be fun to reminisce a little and look back at Warner's past parties.