The tutus doubled as favors at the end of the party.
Sweet little party guest Joslyn modeled it for us. Check out this tutorial to make it! It took me about 20-30 minutes per tutu and cost $3 each.
We bought cupcakes from the grocery store bakery at less than 50 cents each and simply dropped them into some nicer looking wrappers.
I love that my old pointe shoes got a change of scenery from the depths of our closet. (Something always told me to hold onto these in case I ever had a girl. I’m so glad my hoarding self listened to my gut on that one.)
I used even more pointe shoes and a Goodwill white pitcher with Walmart flowers for a centerpiece. We have had the burlap runner on our table for months now, so I used it here too.
This was the finished product! I want to frame it in Olivia’s room eventually.
I made all of the sweets table signs and craft table sign on PicMonkey. I just printed them from our computer and they were done!
For the favors, I included a tiny plastic tiara, a bottle of bubbles, a small containter of Play-Doh, and a ring pop. All together, the favor box cost $2 thanks to 4 packs of items from the Dollar Store.
But really, y’all, favors aren’t necessary. If you have to cut costs, get rid of the favors. I never think about favors at others’ parties, and I’m always a bit surprised to get one. I mean, really? You fed me and you’re giving me more goodies? You’re too generous.
Aaaand…after having cupcakes, we went out in the backyard to show her the big birthday present from her grandparents. Remember the “Mack Daddy” Project? I don’t think her little legs could carry her fast enough. I’m amazed we were able to keep it a secret for an entire week.
“Grandaddy” got to do the honors on the slide.