Wow. Three posts for one party? Yeah, I hear ya. We’re almost done. You saw how the woodsy table was decorated, and I showed you how I put together a play tent for the girls to hang out in. Now—how to entertain them?
I knew the girls would be watching a movie when it came time to settle, so I thought a popcorn bar would be the perfect companion! And it. was. loved. My brother-in-law arrived early for the party, so I asked him if he would write the words “popcorn bar” on a piece of scrap wood I had. Seriously? I hate that I can’t draw.
I purchased some brown paper bags and used a craft cutter to make a pattern on the top. They fit perfectly into a wooden tray I had
Michaels had the buckets half off, so they were only a few dollars each. I had the little galvanized buckets from Ikea already, so it was a really cheap way to add some pizzazz to a movie night. In a fantastic tent. 🙂
I forgot to take a picture once I had all the tags made, but I labeled some little shakers that had popcorn flavoring in them. The buckets had Reese’s Pieces and M&M’s for some sweet contrast. I’m not a huge popcorn fan, but the kettle corn seasoning was out. of. this. world.
As luck would have it, the girls decided to go on a walk in the neighborhood. That gave me a few minutes to get the craft table in order for when they returned. Craft #1 was to decorate frames. I took a picture of each girl with my little one, printed them out, and put them in the frame when finished. This way, they had a personalized gift to take home with them.
The frames were only $1.00, and I picked up some half/off craft paper and foam brushes at Hobby Lobby. Again—inexpensive but really fun for them!
Craft #2 (needing a nap at this point) was decorating tank tops! They were 3 for $6.00 at JoAnn’s, and I already had all the puffy paint for it. Woo Hoo!
Once I got them all settled in, I slept like a rock. It was some work—no doubt—but the birthday girl had a memorable day, and the girls kept saying how much fun they were having. Totally worth it. Have a great weekend!
Love love love the popcorn bar! Such a cute party, I am sure your daughter and her friends had a great time!
Kim @ Plumberry Pie says
super cute and fun! love it!
Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft says
So cute! I love the idea of a popcorn bar!
Would you kindly start scheduling your daughter’s parties a month earlier so that I may shamelessly steal your incredible ideas for MY daughter’s parties? Just had hers a couple of weeks ago, and OH MY GOSH the crafts and popcorn and tent would’ve been a huge hit!
You’ve got a lucky little munchkin. 😉
Jocelyn Pascall says
How fun!!! Love craft cutters on those bags.
Brittny Hemphill says
SO FUN!!!! I would have loved to have gone to a party with crafts when I was that age. You’re an awesome mom for going to all that work. They will remember that forever. And know that by doing all that it left a great impression on how to love others too. : )
So cute! I need those frames for an upcoming b-day party. Were those at Hobby Lobby also??