My oldest turns 14 next week. After reviewing the calendar last Tuesday, we realized that the only free weekend we had for awhile was this one. We hurried and made these invitations (The Owl is from the Cricut Paisley cartridge).
My daughter also made this cute banner w/ the Cricut.
Owl sugar cookies (inspired by? :) We used M'M's. They cracked a little in the oven, but I thought they were still fun.
Owl cupcakes (inspired by?): The eyes were just Oreos topped w. M&M's and an M&M beak.
Owl Deviled Eggs (inspired by Rook 17)
Owl Pizza (please tell me you think it looks like an owl. I was going to make the crust look like ears, but I was exhausted by this point). The nose is a carrot, which the girls all thought tasted pretty good on pizza-HOO knew?
Owl Pineapple-my mom did this. We were going to put a b-day hat, but my son insisted we went w/ his natural hair-do. (Inspired by Beatrice Banks:)
Of course, they also drank strawberry lemonade.
Pink Lemonade Ice cream cake- family favorite (recipe here)
After the party, we sent the girls home w/ treat bags (inspired by Lisa Storms) Made entirely by my daughter and so seriously cute. (no tutorial, but you can pretty much just look at it and copy it) Brown paper lunch sacks have never looked more fabulous.
My job was to get everything ready, keep everyone fed and stay out of the way.
Judging from the amount of squealing, I think everyone had a good time. I've pretty much always done theme parties for her, and thought that she'd eventually grow out of them. Luckily, it's the opposite. Since all of her friends are also older, they appreciated all the little theme touches so much more than when they were all younger.
To see where I link up or to add your party, please click here.
Update: if you like owls, check out these "Hoot Chocolate spoons"