My amazing oldest daughter just turned three. Her birthday is unfortunately on Christmas Eve so we try to really separate it from Christmas to make it special. This is the first year I have had a party with her friends for her, so I knew I had to make it special.
The first thing to do when planning a birthday party is to pick a theme. This is important because then you can pick the invitations, decorations and food based around this. My daughter and I decided on a princess party. This was a girls only party and everyone came dressed up as a princess. For decor I bought this box off of Amazon that had everything I needed in it.
I also bought these crowns so each girl could decorate her own.
All the girls absolutely loved making their own and putting their names on it. Click the link above and it comes with 12 crowns with stickers.
As far as the food goes I stayed with the princess theme.
Use this star cookie cutter to cut the watermelon for the top.
Crown shaped PB and J sandwiches
Using a crown cookie cutter.
The rest was just vegetables and pigs in a blanket.
As far as activities go you only need two or three because by the time you have had lunch/cake and opened presents it has already been an hour or so.
What to do with three year olds:
- Have a craft. Girls especially love to do crafts so that’s when I had each girl decorate their own crown.
- Have them decorate their own cupcakes. Might as well have them make it their own and then its not your job to make super fancy cupcakes or a cake. I bought these squeeze bottles to put icing in and bought about three different kinds of sprinkles. The squeeze bottles worked great because it kept everything clean and almost every girl could have their own. 3 year olds and sharing does not go together.
Click the link it comes with a set of 6 for $8. Such a good deal! I would use the for condiments or for decorating cookies at Christmas time.
3. After Lexi opened her gifts I just had the girls play with all of her gifts together. This kept them entertained for another hour. I bought Lexi a dress up box and this was the best gift! She has four different princesses that she can dress up as and it came with jewelry.
So much fun!!
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