Avery, for like 6 months, talked incessantly about having a "Sheriff Callie" 3rd birthday party. I Pinterested (can we just make that a verb, spell check? I'm tired of seeing the red line under Pinterest. Let's just recognize that I talk about Pinterest, Pinterest-ing and Pinterested....A LOT....and move on, please?), I pinned, I got excited. And then Avery is suddenly very over Sheriff Callie and now wants a Doc McStuffins party. Then a Jake and the Neverland Pirates party. Which kind of threw me into a tizzy. Who wants to go through planning a party down to the details, only for it to be changed a week later? (Note: I realize that party planning is not everyone's "thing." It most definitely is mine. I love every second of picking out the perfect decor, the themed menu, the outfit that Avery will wear. I LOVE birthdays. I love parties. I love party planning. So, if it's not your cup of tea and you don't understand why I obsess over what invitations I will send to our party guests, just skip these posts. The rest of you that stay, thanks for indulging me. :) )
So, instead of planning something that might be changed in the very near future, my brilliant friend Sarah suggested that we just do a "Disney Jr." themed party. DUH. Incorporate all the characters that she so dearly loves into one party! When I presented the idea to Avery, the child lost her mind.
Avery: "YOU MEAN I DIT TO HAVE ALL OF THEM AT MY PARTY?!"
Me: "Yes, Avery. Won't that be fun?"
Avery: "MOM! That'll be SO FUN. My friends are dunna be so happy at my party!"
Me: "I hope so, buddy!"
Avery: "I tan't believe dis. Mickey and Jake and Sofia and Callie AND Doc all at my party?"
Me: "Yes, Avery."
Avery: [runs away squealing]
So, I think we have a winner. I'm themeing each section of the party to a specific character. For example, food may be Jake themed. The favors may be Callie themed. The game may be Mickey themed. I haven't lined up all the details, but I know each character will be given a specific place.
|Jake themed hot dogs|
|Sofia themed cupcakes (via)|
But I'm running into two problems:
1. The invites. I can't find any general "Disney Jr." invitation ideas. Everything is very character specific.
2. Avery's outfit. How do I represent all 5 characters in a single outfit without it looking like a messy jumble?
I'm pretty darn creative, if I do say so myself. But this one has me stumped.