It was a toss up between Disney's Doc McStuffins or Frozen for Naliya's 5th birthday. When she finally decided on going with her two girls, Elsa and Anna I knew I wanted to do something a little different. She's never had a sleepover, I wasn't ready for one and didn't think her friends would be either. You know the "I miss my mommy" and the "I want to go home" or the "I am scared". The next best option was a drop off pajama party!
I did all of my shopping at Amazon, Dollar Stores, Party City and AcMoore, where possible I will link a specific item and go in detail about the decor. I hope you enjoy our party!
I think I get more excited about my kids birthday's than they do, I just love every aspect and element that goes into decorating. I truly enjoy transforming a space and making guests feel like they are in a whole other place, theme parties are a favorite. For this pajama birthday party I wanted to turn our living room into one large indoor fort/tent. There were tons of ideas on Pinterest but all seemed expensive and complicated, I finally found one pin that inspired me and worked around that. Etsy is my go to for invitations I have used them for all of the children's birthdays, I used this seller and after a few edits it turned out great!
Because Naliya wouldn't be Mini Chica Fashion if she didn't have a special birthday outfit. The hunt for the perfect pjs was serious but after numerous online searches and a few failed retail store visits I found, after suggestions from friends on Facebook, the Frozen nightgown I had been on the hunt for at Kohl's.
I was supposed to make her a headband but there just wasn't enough time. Along with her nightgown she wore pink sequin ballerina house slippers.
KEEP CALM AND PUT YOUR JAMMIES ON!
For the fort I used a number of plastic table covers from the Dollar tree. I secured them in place with tape and thumbtacks. I draped them from the ceiling along with tulle, paper streamers, and a set of icicle lights I had bought during the Christmas season along with snowflake ornaments and strung them throughout the fort.
I used a jersey knit sheet to cover the sofa and I borrowed my mom's plush mattress pad for the girls to lay on on the floor and covered it with a comforter. On the invite I asked everyone to bring a pillow and blanket.
We finish eachothers sand... wiches
The main meal of the night was pizza but in addition to that I offered other goodies for the girls to snack on, like:
On this table I put the Frozen pinata I bought from Amazon, the plates, straws, party blowers, sleep masks, utensils, and napkins. I used various glasses and bowls and tin cans to place everything in, some I had and some like the Elsa and Anna tin I bought new. The candy included were:
For the cake I we bought a normal Carvel cake from my local ShopRite and with the help of Wilton's food color spray I made it blue to look more "Frozen". I also bought a decorative clear cake staircase to use as Elsa's famous steps to her Ice castle from Shopper's World. I propped it up with a vase full of snow and snow balls. I ordered from Amazon a Frozen figure set to use as cake toppers.
The Drink Bar
For this "drink bar" I used a dollar store table cover, faux snow, Starbucks frap bottles repurposed as milk bottles, tulle, paper straws, plastic champagne glasses and decorative mesh. The Frozen punch was just some blue raspberry kool aid and the backdrop is an Ikea shade I often use as a photo backdrop.
For entertainment we did lots of fun activities which included:
These are some DIY party hats I made using foam sheets, Sharpie's, glitter glue, and ribbon.
Backdrop plus More Pictures!
I used 4 dollar store table covers in colors pink, purple, blue and white to make the background using this tutorial I found on Pinterest. The only difference is that I added a set of icicle Christmas lights in the back and used a white table cover over them.
To decorate I used
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