My house will forever be sprinkled in glitter. No matter how many times I vacuum the carpet I still see a sparkle somewhere. It makes me smile though, I like living in a house that shines:)
Ella's party was at a gymnastics gym so trying to make her Glitter, Sparkle & Shine theme stand out was a little tricky. They book parties back to back with no turn around time so you only have about 20 minutes to even get stuff set up. I couldn't have done it without help from my wonderful family and friends! I was in a full sweat by the time the party started but we Glittered, Sparkled & Shined into the night! It was such a fun party and the kids had an absolute blast! Ella was in heaven! As we set everything up Kristen, Lindsay and all the kids played in the grass outside. My dad got some precious pictures!
I made shirts that all had a different Glitter, Sparkle & Shine saying on them.
I focused on the favor table since there wasn't really any room to decorate. I used the awesome backdrop that Bob built for Anna and Tyler's engagement party and covered it with all glitter dots. I love the huge round balloons, they were so fun! I ordered them from Amazon and was shocked at how big they really got. I only had them blown up to 24 inches but they go to 36 inches! Crazy!
I ordered the party favor bags from Paper Mart. I ordered glitter notepads from oriental trading company and got the glitter pens from Michael's. The rock candy came from here and the sparkly tooth brushes from here. The mini flashlights also came from oriental trading company. I had used those for Ella's tiny two party and they are always a favorite.
My mom ordered the cake from Legacy Cakes and it was so cute! The S in Sparkle had fallen off when I took this pic. We served pizza and popcorn and the kids loved it all. The Jalapeno Ranch gets me every time. It is SO so good. I can't stop eating it. I won't stop. The popcorn came from Le Popcorn in Southlake.
The kids went from bounce house, to trampoline, to foam pit, to rope swing to bungee jump. It was non stop fun with 37 kids!
Kristen and I had too much fun on the trampoline! Look at that form on our wannabe toe touches! I don't understand why we never made cheerleader. (or anything else you could possibly try out for)
Everything was perfect! (well except for the fact that sweet Kinley chipped her tooth while jumping in the foam pit and ended up having to get it pulled! ugh! I just hate that! She was such a trooper though!) The night ended with the best slumber party ever! Kristen, Lindsay and all the kids stayed the night! Ella, Avery, Ben, Sassy and Kinley all slept in Ella and McKenna's room. Ty slept in the playroom and McKenna in our bathroom. The kids just giggled and played musical beds till about 10:30. Of course Ella was the last one to sleep and Ben the first.
We stayed up late talking and just about finishing off a 2 gallon jar of Jalapeno Ranch popcorn. Best night ever!
Thank you to everyone that made Ella's party so so special!