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Play-Doh Party {Real Parties}

 

This joint boy/girl play clay party was done at the request by my friend, for two little cousins who were both turning three. Play-Doh is such a universally loved item amongst the preschool crowd, so I knew it was the perfect theme.

Here are a few pics:

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The 8×10″ frameable for the little girl:

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And the frameable for the boy!

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The moms decided to make jumbo marshmallows look like Play-Doh tubs, so I made them a printable that they could take to a baker and have printed on edible paper and with edible ink. Then they cut the strips out, and got the marshmallows slightly damp before applying the wrap. They finished off by dipping the top in sprinkles to look like the colored cap of the Play-Doh tub. They said the project was easier than they’d expected. And you can see how cute the results were!

playdoh-marshmallow

 

Here is the banner. The party was held at a mixed martial arts gym, which is owned by one of the dads, who is also a UFC fighter. The gym (called Fight Ready, located in Scottsdale, Arizona) is not usually a party location, but it worked out great because of all the padded mats on the floors. What more could you ask for when you have a group of 3-year-olds? And…. a cage for the naughty ones! (Kidding, but the cage or fight ring was fun for the kids to play in).

playdoh-banner

 

The hosts decided to go with cupcake wrappers instead of toppers, although you can use both at the same time, and both are included in the collection.

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They also had a Play-Doh tub shaped fondant cake for each of the birthday kiddos. So cute!

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The hosts asked for a sign for the favors, so we came up with one that could be used as a regular sign, or could be wrapped around a bucket to make it look like a Play-Doh tub.

 

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And the mini Play-Doh tubs that are often used as favors…

 

 

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(Note that the collection includes 1 inch tags that can be put on the top of these favor-sized Play-Doh tubs.)

Play-Doh party table as seen on Renees-Soirees.com

 

I thought it was such a great idea to have a Play-Doh table available for play time. Even the adults decided to play for a while. 🙂

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This is the full collection, available in my Etsy shop here:

Playdoh-collection

 

And here is the matching Play-Doh inspired invitation:

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Thank you Desiree for allowing me to be a part of such a beautiful event! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to two of the cutest little 3 year olds I know!

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{Real Party by Real Customers} Pony Party

This My Little Pony party was thrown by a fellow preschool parent for her daughter’s 3rd birthday. The birthday girl loves Twilight Sparkle pony the most, but her mum incorporated all of her daughter’s Pony toys into the party table, which I thought was a nice personal touch.

 

Emer (pronounced eee-mer… if you’re not Irish like they are, you might not know that) is turning 3 and her mum put a lot of thought into making the event really special.

 

There are 3 different versions of the Ponies Collection: Solid, Chevron, or Polka Dots.
This party used a mixture of all three.

 

Here is the party table, with the banner from the Little Ponies Collection:

My Little Pony party table

Here are the food tents.  A set of pre-filled buffet labels comes with the collection, as well as some blank ones.

She used rainbow-colored Goldfish and other colorful candies alongside the Rainbow Dash label:

Rainbow Dash snacks at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

Pinkie Pie accompanied some pink lollipops from Party City. I think it would also be funny to use actual PIE for her snack. I’ve even seen pies on a stick on Pinterest, for example, these.

The party mom used a water wrap to decorate the vase, which I thought was rather creative. 🙂

Pinkie Pie Pony snack by Renee's Soirees

The Applejack snack was a no-brainer… APPLES. 🙂

Apple Jack snacks at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

 

Twilight Sparkle appeared with popcorn and a snack that looked like Cheesy Poofs 🙂

Cloudsdale snacks at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

 

Being a mom of boys, I had to be schooled on all the different Ponies. This one is called Fluttershy…

Fluttershy snacks at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

Here are the cupcake toppers. They can be cut with a 2″ or 2 1/4″ puncher, or you can leave them square like these:

My Little Pony cupcake toppers by Renee's Soirees

 

Here are the water wraps. They are personalized with the child’s age:

MLP-waters-by-Renees-Soirees

These are the Favor Tags, in the chevron style. Again they can be cut with a 2″ or 2 1/4″ punch (see a list of the ones I use HERE), or left square like these:
Favor Tags at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

By the way, the goody bags contained a My Little Pony or Superhero cup, a swirly straw, tattoo, sunglasses and a lollipop.

I have invitations for whatever your little gal’s favorite pony is. Here are two examples:

MLP-Sparkle-Invite-by-ReneesSoirees

My-Litlle-Pony-Fluttershy-Invite

And here are some of the different backgrounds available for your Pony Party Printables:

Solid Ponies Collection by Renee's Soirees

Chevron Ponies Collection by Renee's Soirees
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into a fun Pony Party!
And thanks to my friend Irish Rose for letting me be a party of it!

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Magic Party

Even though I design my own party printables, sometimes your child requests a certain theme, and when you research it, you realize that you could never improve upon a collection that already exists. And that’s how I found myself using this amazing Magic Collection. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed throwing this party…

Here is the dessert table:

Photo of Magic Party dessert table as styled by Renees Soirees

And the amazing custom Magic Hat cake, complete with wand!

Cake made to look like a magic hat and wand

The cupcake tower, striped “6” (cardboard number purchased at Hobby Lobby and Mod Podged with scrapbook paper).

3-Tiered cupcake stand with cupcakes with magic cupcake toppers

I made some cake shooters, consisting of brownie bites and red frosting. Kids especially go mental for push pop anything!

These Top Hat Pops are my own creation, inspired by similar leprechan hats (with instructions here). They are made of jumbo marshmallows, Nilla Wafers, and dipped in dark chocolate candy melts (tinted even darker with a bit of black food coloring). I used a flat frosting tip and red frosting for the band.

Magic Hats on a stick

I made the pretzel “magic wands” by dipping pretzels into white chocolate candy coating, and sprinkling red decorative sugar on them while they were still wet.

The cutlery holder is a re-purposed container with an opening for a photo in the front. I purchased it at Home Goods and used a favor tag instead. The glass container for the pretzels is also from Home Goods.

Presto Pretzel wands dipped in white chocolate

I filled apothcary jars with red and black candy (M&M’s, licorice, cherry sours, red gumballs, etc).
I made these tags myself, so don’t be cross with Amanda at Shindig if it isn’t included in her collection.  🙂

Small apothecary jar filled with red candy and a tag that says CHERRY SOURS

Because the party was near Easter, there were bunny items galore in the stores, but most of them were the wrong color scheme. But I couldn’t resist picking up these rabbit pops from Sam’s Club. The sign is a 4″ medallion taped to a chop stick (yep!) and the can is a formula can wrapped in scrapbook paper (no kidding)! See, you can make a party as elaborate or as inexpensive as you want!

Rabbit-shaped lollipops in a can with a Happy Birthday tag

Well I can’t feed the children JUST desserts, so I had another table with healthier options.

Photo of a plate of vegetables labeled VOILA VEGGIES

The food was fun, but the REAL highlight of the party was the magician. Christopher the Magician made the kids and the parents laugh, and after the show he gave them a magic lesson and a favor bag with magic supplies. I first met him when he performed for my son’s kindergarten class on a day that I happened to be volunteering. I think I laughed harder than the kids did, so I knew we had to have him!

Here is the birthday boy with his siblings. (He looks like he’s sulking, but I think it’s just the shadows.)
He is wearing a custom shirt that I bought on Etsy from a seller who no longer exists, but there are many other cute options, for instance these shirts with a magic hat and age number or initial.
I bought a magician costume for the birthday boy’s little brother (figured I could use it again at Halloween, right?!).

3 children at magic party

I hope you enjoyed this tour of Colin’s Magic Party!

Room with 2 buffet tables, black and red streamers and balloons

 

All photos (except for the last one) by the amazing Amanda at Rule of Faith Photography.
Magic Hat by the Cake Cafe in Ahwatukee, AZ.
Magician party printables by Shindig Parties To Go

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