Third Birthday Party for Friends

LAST UPDATED: Dec 05, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting Adalyn’s first friend birthday party. I’m not sure who had more fun! Because she is young, I knew I could deviate from the standard character themed party, so I incorporated all of the things she loves. It was simple and sweet with hints of pink.

The party started with lunch – Adalyn’s favorite, macaroni and cheese served on china. To drink, her favorite strawberry milk accompanied by milkshake straws.
They were offered their choice of spoon or fork, wrapped with a ribbon for added detail. The centerpiece consisted of hydrangea and one of my Spring favorites, hyacinth. For details on how to recreate the centerpiece, click here.
The girls loved sitting at the dining room table, even kicking back!
After lunch, it was time to decorate some cookies. Adalyn and I pre baked heart shaped sugar cookies and made buttercream icing.  
I iced the cookies {on the spot so they would be sticky enough for decorating} and the girls carefully decorated them with their choice of sprinkles and candy conversation hearts. 
I packed them in cellophane bags and sealed them with “Friends are Sweet” labels to take home. Of course we indulged on a few while decorating too!
I made each of the girls an easy apron to protect their clothing from the next project – painting!
At the end of the party, the apron tags marked each girls’ belongings-aprons, cookie favors and painted bags. I love items that multi-task!
I hung the aprons on one of my favorite products – 3M command hooks. They are easily removable and don’t leave a mark. 



 Onto painting!

Using two of my must have craft supplies, double stick tape and kraft paper, I protected the floor {in just a minute} and made for quick and easy cleanup! I wrote each of their names in white paint pen and placed their canvas bag and paintbrushes at each place setting.

At the end, we just rolled it up and removed it, votive holders for paint and all!


Here’s my little darling painting her masterpiece.
Adalyn said this was her favorite part of the party.



And of course, there was cake! Chocolate with marshmallow buttercream. I’ll post how I quickly and easily made the cake later this week. Click here for simple cake decorating ideas.

 I still can’t believe she is three, but oh how sweet a year it’s going to be!