Third Birthday Party for Friends

LAST UPDATED: Jan 01, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2013 | By:

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.

 
 
A table set with icing supplies, flowers, and strawberry milk.
 
The party started with lunch – Adalyn’s favorite, macaroni and cheese served on china. To drink, her favorite strawberry milk accompanied by milkshake straws.
 
A table set with icing supplies, flowers, and strawberry milk.
 
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.
 
A fork and spoon tied together with a pink ribbon.
 
The girls loved sitting at the dining room table, even kicking back!
 
A table set with icing supplies, flowers, and strawberry milk.
 
A table set with icing supplies and flowers
 
After lunch, it was time to decorate some cookies. Adalyn and I pre baked heart shaped sugar cookies and made buttercream icing.  
 
Frosting and sugar cookies on a wooden table
 
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. 
 
Two little girls decorating cookies
 
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!
 
Iced sugar cookies in a bad
 
A sign that says \"Friends are Sweet\" on it.
 
I made each of the girls an easy apron to protect their clothing from the next project – painting!
 
Pink aprons hanging on the wall with name tags on them.
 
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!
 
Pink aprons hanging on the wall with name tags on them.
 
I hung the aprons on one of my favorite products – 3M command hooks. They are easily removable and don’t leave a mark. 
 
Pink aprons hanging on the wall

 

 

 Onto painting!

Paint kits on a table.
 
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.

Paper, paint, and water with little bags and paintbrushes set up on the floor.

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

Paper, paint, and water with little bags and paintbrushes set up on the floor.

 

Here’s my little darling painting her masterpiece.
 
A little girl sitting on the floor painting
 
Adalyn said this was her favorite part of the party.

 

Little girls painting together

 

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.
 
A cake with a \'3\' on the top.

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

Disclosure

mini loaves of bread gift wrapped