With that said, let's get down to the details!!
And! Oh. My. Golly. I just got these back from Walmart. I ordered them online, the same time I ordered the 1-hour prints for the invitations. I took one of my Littlest Pet Shop photos & had it made into stickers!!! Twenty 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" stickers cost $4.77 with tax. They turned out SO SUPER CUTE! They'll be the "seal" on the back of the envelopes when we send out the thank-you notes. I am very impressed & will be using this service again!
The personalized photo invitations & stickers were my favorite detail of the party.
I also invented (OK, not really invented) a delicious punch that tastes like an orange creamsicle! Just mix vanilla ice cream with orange flavored pop. You can also see from the photo that we decorated the cups with Littlest Pet Shop stickers.
The first thing the wee party guests received were little tags, each embellished with their name & a different colored heart. Set up in one corner of the room was an "Adoption Center". I displayed Pazely's Littlest Pet Shop centers & scattered packaged pets all over. Each pet also had a tag attached to it. The kids got to go over to the adoption center & find the pet with the tag that matched the one they received with their name on it.
The craft: the kids got to decorate little white wedding favor boxes (12/$1 @ The Dollar Tree) with markers, jewels, stickers, paper, etc as homes for their new Little Pets.
Here's how some of their boxes turned out:
The game: I stole this game idea from my friend Jules. Pazely helped me color some Littlest Pet Shop character pages that I printed out from THIS WEBSITE. I randomly scattered the pages all over the floor. As I played music, the kids bounced around like bunnies or hopped around like frogs etc. & when the music stopped, the kids found a colored picture to remain standing on. I had all the pictures also printed out in smaller versions that I stuck in a hat. I pulled out a picture & whoever happened to be standing on that picture received a prize! That person was out of the game & I continued on until everyone won a prize.The prize? I made playdough & the kids got to choose the color they wanted. I purchased a 4-pack of small plastic containers at The Dollar Tree & attached (with double-stick tape) some pictures I printed out & colored. I also named the colors: Puppy Purple, Lizard Lime, Tabby Cat Tan & Bea-u-TEAL-ful Butterfly. My fingers ended up being as intense & colorful as the playdough. I used the Neon food colors made by McCormick. I really like using them.
Next was cupcake time! I crafted up more cupcake picks like I made for Pazely's birthday celebration at preschool a month ago. I just cut 3 different sized circles from random patterned scrapbook paper & glued them to bamboo skewers cut in half. You can use this idea for ANY theme.
I was very happy to take on the challenge of a Trademarked themed party. It stretched my creative party planning process & I would happily do it again!