Another birthday party... Kanaya turned 9 last February, and she wanted a bird theme party. It was only a small party, so I thought that we had to make it a little different than other parties. So we decided to make a doll party too. Every girl that's invited got to bring their favorite dolls with them. Kanaya was very excited with this idea, since she got a new baby doll, Mell Chan that she'd like to show her friends.
The party color scheme is pink & red. I used doilies for almost everything: invitation, decoration, banners, favors, etc. They're cheap but really made things prettier.
Almost everything was made by Mba Riani, DapurQ: the cupcakes (the best red velvet cupcakes I ever taste and Kanaya's favorite vanilla cupcakes), strawberry pudding, and lovely bird cookies.
I happened to got this red-white polkadot tea set last Christmas, and the cups and saucers really matched the color scheme.
The others were just strawberry wafers, lollipops from Fantasy, and strawberry milk in bottles.
Like I said before, lots of doilies were involved...
Also on the favors bag...
I made the hair bow and the bird felt pencil topper myself.
As you see on the title, it's a picnic party, meaning that no chairs were needed (meaning I didn't have to spend money to rent them :)). So I threw flowery fabric on carpet for the girls...
... and made a separated picnic area for the dolls. I used Kanaya's tea party toys and they looked very adorable... :)
The dolls also got the mini version of their owners' party hat... :)
I bought some stickers for the girls to decorate their hats while they were waiting for others to come.
The games were simple but were hits:
1. Each girl had to introduce her doll. Kanaya got to choose which one had the most interesting/ funniest way to tell about her doll, and that girl got a prize.
2. I showed the girls a tray filled with 10 doll stuffs (mostly Mell Chan's stuff): blue doll shoes, pink doll shoes, mini umbrella, milk bottle, mini toothbrush, mini toothpaste, little hat, little doll bag, a cute doll dress, and a toy spoon. I showed them for about 10 seconds while told them the name of each stuff. After that I hid the tray and the girls had to write those stuffs on a piece of paper. Girls who could write 10 stuffs would get prizes. And there were 3 girls who could write all the stuffs!
3. We put all the dolls in one laundry basket. Each girl took turn to be blind folded and had to look for her doll by touching. This time, every girl got a prize coz ofcourse it was an easy game. But surely this game was the biggest hit.
After tired of laughing and screaming during the games, the girls were ready to eat. The dolls went to their picnic area (unfortunately I don't have the photo). After praying, the girls decided the dessert table were their first stop, not the main meal table. They were all together picked the same first sweet: the bird cookies! I guess the cookies were too adorable to be eaten later. Then, I couldn't stop them when they ate lollipop before their meal...
The day ended with all girls played together with their dolls. Kanaya got her best day in a year today.
Happy birthday my Kanaya. I love you very much... :)