I did it, y'all. And I am still alive to tell about it. No one was burned (namely because I opted against having hot glue guns), no one vomited from consuming too much candy (although that one was a close call), hubby said I was getting to be "quite the party planner" (thanks, hubby - I'll take that as a compliment), I managed to take some photos for y'all, and most importantly - everyone seemed to have a good time.
You can see the invitations I picked up at Hobby Lobby here. Because it's kind of hard doing ladybug theme with a 10 year old. Most ladybug themes are geared toward toddlers.
The fluffy decorations were a huge hit. You can buy them in a huge variety of colors at Party City or online. Although, not at Hobby Lobby where the saleswoman looked at me like I was daffy when I asked her if they sold "fluffy decorations." She said, "Ma'am, that's great, but what are they really called." She then eyed me suspiciously when I said (a little louder), "FLUFFY DECORATIONS." I love balloons - so, of course, I also got red and black balloons.
|I can't find anyplace in my house that provides a nice white background for photos, so here are some of my fluffies against a weird combination of colors.|
|We got 20 balloons, but if I had the money I would have gotten 100.|
|The Wonka lollies were for the prizes. Most of the containers and the candies I got at Party City.|
We were going to make the cute little purses that I posted a while back, but because both my girls got burned making them I decided just to make them and give them out. Instead, Girl 1 decided she wanted to make cake pops. It was a great choice. I made the cake pop chocolate balls that morning and the girls then decorated them. They weren't much to look at, but they were SUPER YUMMY. I actually think I might be on my way to making yummy and beautiful pops.
|And there's the popcorn and one cake pop.|
|I got these super cute candy bags at Party City, too.|
|And another shot of the cookies because - yes - I am proud.|
|These are the bags me and my girls made for everyone. You can see a better photo here. And you can find the link to make them on my Ladybug/Sweet Shoppe Pinterest board.|