My oldest daughter is famous for planning her birthday parties nine months in advance and changing the party theme 100 times before the big day arrives. Her sixth birthday actually is getting closer, though, so it's time to get serious.
The kid has gone through more theme ideas than I can count this year. We'll be driving in the car and she'll see a cardboard box blowing in the wind and say, "How about a box birthday, Mommy, where we decorate with boxes and everyone wears boxes on their head ...?" The following are the more, ahem, serious contenders:
- Talent show.
- Justin Bieber.
- Rock star.
- Star Wars.
- Hannah Montana.
- Hannah Montana joins the Star Wars crew (seriously. This is the same child who had a Sleeping Beauty Goes Camping party last year).
- And Super Mario Bros., even though she has never even seen a Super Mario Bros. game being played.
Today she came up with an idea that I hope sticks:
We're talking about the Disney 1953 animated Peter Pan here. My girls have brought up this theme before, so my imagination has already gone to Neverland and back.
I'm picturing green felt-covered party hats with feathers for the guests to wear and party favors that include fairy wings, gummy crocodiles and pixie dust (i.e., Fun Dip candy, if the other parents will forgive me). My daughter's idea for invitations is to make them look like treasure maps, where our house is the treasure and her guests' homes are drawn with dashed lines connecting them to the party destination.
What ideas do you have for a classic Peter Pan or Tinker Bell birthday party? This charming Peter Pan party from Merrilee, of the blog Mer Mag, is sure to inspire.