This year wasn’t Em’s turn for a party, but I still wanted to do something simple and fun for her 4th birthday. I decided we would just have some of her girl friends over one morning for donuts! I also love fostering her little girl friends, as she doesn’t have a sister. Girl friends are so important, aren’t they?!
Anyways, I want to share a few pictures and talk about how easy it was to have this donut party!
I went to set the table and kept pulling things out of my craft closet and … this happened! The pink table cloth is from the dollar store (I did put a white cotton one under it, as it is see through), the table runner is wrapping paper I found in our closet (after Christmas sale at target last year), the “placemats” are pieces of construction paper I already had, the pink straws were from target’s party section, the plates and napkins are just basic ones you can get anywhere, and the castle party favor boxes and crowns I got at TJ Maxx a few months ago. For the centerpiece I used my new macrame placemates from Home Goods , some extra felt balls I had in my closet from Hello Maypole, and some star twinkle lights from good ol Target.
The day before the party I used some fresh flowers and eucalyptus as the actual centerpiece, but on the day of the party I decided to replace it with the donut cake.
And lets talk about this donut cake for a second…
It was the easiest.cake.ever. Obviously! lol. I just stacked them up and added some faux greenery and a flower. I know homemade is the best, but there are times its just not worth the stress. This saved a lot of time, and I’m pretty sure the girls loved it just the same! We served milk and also had cheese, crackers and grapes for an extra snack! For the moms I baked some quiches from Costco and cut donuts into quarters so we didn’t have to commit to a whole one 😉 On a side note, I think I always eat more when I cut them. It’s “just” a bite here and there…and then another when I walk by..and then here and there again. 🙄
As far as decorating the fireplace mantel, I just hung a few target banners and layered paper fans! Its a little busy, but, I wanted festive.
What REALLY made the party was all of Emi’s sweet friends. She’s a blessed little girl.
Emi got a lot of nail polish, makeup, and jewelry from her friends. My favorite part of the day was after she opened her gifts. Her friends took her into her room and played beauty shop with her. They painted her nails, her toes, but on some lip stick, and put allll the hair accessories in her hair. I think she really did feel like a princess!
Happy Birthday, our sweet Emi girl!
Please let me know if you have any questions about this girly party! xoxo, Danielle