A few weeks ago we held Elizabeth’s southern party at Build a bear workshop, that is a whole other post as it did not go as well as I would have hoped. This Saturday is her Northern party and it is going to be a big one. She has had a rough year and we felt the need to treat her like a princess.
Her party is a bit of a miss mash when it comes to a theme though. She just could not decide on what she wanted most. She was very definite on the Fancy Dress element and she definitely wanted a Moshi Monster Birthday cake but she wanted to go dressed as a princess and not in her Poppet outfit.
As a parent I hate it when the girls get invited to a party with a very set theme. It is so hard to convince them to wear anything other than what they want to at the best of times so telling Alison she needs to be a princess or having to go an buy a costume because the theme is vikings is just an extra hassle. So we decided to just have a Fancy Dress theme.
One of the most popular themes I see on the boys is superheroes and so Alison was asking me to have a look to see what I could find for her. I was really impressed with how up to date some of the online retailers are and I was pleasantly surprised to see the Man of Steel costume available in their kids fancy dress section.
I am really looking forward to Elizabeth’s party now and this post has not only inspired me to be a bit more adventurous with the food but also given me the money to splash out a bit on the decorations.
Man of Steel image from Fancy Dress Ball
Pirate Bunting image from The Boy and Me
Fruit Platter image from Domestic Goddess