Coolest Smurf 9th Birthday Party
Smurf Mushroom Houses
My daughter loved the recent comeback movie of the Smurfs and requested a Smurf theme for her 9th birthday. I started on my search to find Smurf related birthday items but couldn't find any invitations she liked. We decided to design our own Smurf Mushroom House invitations complete with a Smurf at the door to greet them.
For the table we ordered matching Smurf plates, napkins and cups. Our colors were a beautiful mix of lavenders, hot pink(balloons & plasticware), kiwi green(table clothes) and of course smurf blue all picked up from the Smurf tableware we ordered from Party City. Instead of a centerpiece I blew up pictures of her favorite Smurfs off the Internet, cut them out of card stock, made stands for them and placed them at each place setting.
For her cake our local stores couldn't print the Smurf my daughter wanted for the cake. We decided to have them make the sheet cake and I made a frozen buttercream transfer to add Smurfette. I was nervous to try it the first time for such a important event but I knew I had to. What would the cake be without Smurfette? As it turned out my daughter loved it and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be!
Our biggest project undertaking was our daughter's request for a 4 1/2 foot tall Smurf pinata. We had seen one on the Internet and she LOVED it! My husband and I talked about it and we decided we would give it our best shot. We watched several videos on how to make pinatas and gathered the supplies we needed. It cost almost nothing to make but it did take a lot of time. In the end it was well worth it, he was the highlight of the party and the kids absolutely loved him!!
For goodie bags I took half sheets of paper and printed a smurf with "Happy Smurfday Alaina" on them. Originally they were going to be mini pinatas but I ran out of time. Instead they were hot glued at the seam into a cylinder and a round circle was cut out and glued into the bottom. I paper punched holes in the sides and tied curling ribbon in for a handle, filled them with candy and tied a helium balloon to each one. They looked like mini hot air balloons...very cute! As the kids were eating their candy the little baskets would start floating away...they really got a kick out of that!
I believe my daughter and her classmates had a day they will remember for years to come. The party was Smurf-tastic!
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