Friday, February 4, 2011

Birthday party supplies

I love to plan memorable parties and playdates for my 2 and 4 year old. I'm often asked where I get fun supplies for the gatherings. 

For my daughter's upcoming (March) Barbie themed 5th birthday at Lyndhurst castle... 
   
I'm making tissue paper flowers, with tissue paper from the dollar store.
For the "Barbie Beauty Boutique", I purchased feather boa's from Halo Heaven
I scored these gown boxes at Christmas Tree Shop...in packs of 10 for $1.00! For treats, jewels or place settings, still deciding. Necklaces are from Target's $1.00 bins...do love you the $1.00 bins as much as me?  
Also, at the Christmas Tree Shop I purchased dozens of colorful rings for just a few dollars!
On Martin Luther King day I was in Greenwich with my children. A stroll through town lead us to Claire's and to these...33 ouchless hairbands rolled to look like a lollipop! Is there anything cuter? Each girl will receive one so that she may sport the iconic Barbie ponytail!     
Homegoods currently has lots of Barbie stationary with Robert Best artwork. I grabbed a couple of boxes of these notecards so that I can hole punch the corners, add ribbons and hang them from the gift bags sans the envelope!     
Now, I'm working on some of the "Barbie" details to pull it all together! What are some of your birthday party resources? Have a fabulous weekend!

32 comments:

Lili said...

OMG such great finds! i cant wait to see ytour daughter's party!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I love those paper flowers you made. When I was a little girl my grandmother taught me how to make roses out of toilet paper (of all things) and a bobby pin. Then we would spray them with perfume :D. For the life of me, I cant remember how we made them.
Barbie note cards are simply divine. When is the party?
Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

About Last Weekend said...

How clever of you! What a wonderful party. Love the paper flowers and could see one of those on my striped t or jacket. have a lovely weekend!

Chic Coastal Living said...

How much fun! It looks like it's going to be a fun party!

Stitchfork said...

What a fun party this will be! Love the Christmas store but none here, so when I travel to western NY I tend to stock up while there.
xo Cathy

Shorely Chic said...

How adorable!! Please take lots of pics for us!

quintessence said...

Simply adorable!! The little hairband lollipops are the perfect treat!

pretty pink tulips said...

You are amazing! I want one of those rings!! And, the ponytail lollipop is just about the cutesy thing I've seen!

You know how I feel about birthdays....so, I love seeing a girl version. Ella is going to feel like a Barbie princess!!

xoxo, elizabet

Kerry said...

This looks like the 'yummiest' party. I love it! I have several R. Best Barbie calendars that I will frame out my faves from for my littlest's room. She is almost 2 so I have a few years to plan the ultimate girly party.

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

Love the colors! And the retro barbie is so elegant! Fantastic design for a girlie party! XoXo

The enchanted home said...

How fun- can I be invited?? LOL...to be young, five and carefree...looks like an amazing party she will be having.

FrenchBlue said...

I believe being a mom preparing a birthday party is funner than being the party princess~~~ Have fun special one!!
xxx's

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

It looks like it will be a beautiful party,, so fun!
Have a beautiful weekend!

xo
Edyta
http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

red ticking said...

may i please be invited??? xo

Casa Bella said...

I love those popsicle head bands! What a great idea.

M.A.the2nd said...

Lisa ... everything looks gorgeous! Can't wait for the party!
hugs Frances

Natalie said...

So cute! I would have loved a Barbie themed party when I was that age! Love the bins, paper flowers and stationary. Wish I had as great of supplies for my son's birthday in two weeks. I am still struggling on making goodie bags!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I want to attend one of your parties. I especially love the lollipop idea....so clever!!!

Simple Dwellings said...

Great ideas! I love the tissue paper flowers. So creative! I wanted to let you know that I am passing the stylish blogger award to you! I love reading your blog. Please see my latest post for all the details. :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, fabulous! These are just adorable, and yes, I am a dollar bin junkie, right there with you! XX!

Style Attic said...

I love that lollipop idea! How cute :) You have gathered quite the collection and those girls will be tickled pink! Homegoods is so addicting! It's like a home away from home :D

Debby said...

Oh, you are such a cool Mom. Seriously? I want to go to that party!! I still haven't outgrown Barbie. What a lucky little girl you have. xo

Jessica said...

How fun! I hope I have a little girl someday so I can throw an adorably sweet birthday soiree!

The Buzz said...

Your daughter's party will be "Barbie-licious" with all these wonderful touches! May I hire you for my son's next bash??
xxoo

Karena said...

You are so creative in pulling together the perfect party for the girls!!

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Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

This sounds like a gorgeous party - cant wait to see the results
Rachie xo

The Zhush said...

One of my daughter's recently got the hair bands pop as a favor, its the cutest thing! Also, loving that Barbie stationery...what cute finds!

Party Resources said...

I love the idea of hair bands as pops - brilliant! Love all of these details. Happy Monday! xx

Anonymous said...

This is just so great.

Sonic the Hedgehog Party Supplies said...

My little daughter is going to celebrate her 5th birthday and she wanted to be very special. The theme color is pink and I think those party supplies is going to be perfect in that day.

Kathysue said...

Lisa, this is amazing, I love all of your fun and inexpensive ideas, You are a genius at this party stuff!!! You could open another side business in party planning!! KS

it's the little things... said...

So cute!! I do love the $1 bins at Target!