Fun (and Easy) Indoor Parties

Dress Up Party
• "I had a great 'ladies luncheon' for my five-year-old's birthday party that went over extremely well. All the 'ladies' (five of them) came decked out in princess dresses -- they had gloves, jewels, big hair, the works. The moms had a lot of fun getting them ready to go. Our big activity was making hats. I bought big straw hats from the craft store for $1.50 each. I got some wired ribbon and made big poofy bows, hot glued Styrofoam to the back, and then the girls put flowers and a big bow on the back of their hats. Then I put makeup on each girl, (I asked the parents first) and glittery fingernail polish, and took pictures. They posed and giggled, and had a great time. We had PB&J finger sandwiches and fruit with whipped cream. We had fresh roses on the table and unlit candles, a lace tablecloth, pink forks, little plastic teacups that looked like crystal, lavender napkins, and plates with roses and cherubs.  They had the best time, and I did too. And it was affordable! I can't wait to do it again."
~ Parent Soup member Jac.J

Pirate Party
• "We are having a pirate party for my 5-year-old this weekend and are having about 20 kids. I bought material to make hats to look like bandanas and eye patches (buy it by the yard and it's pretty cheap). We are having a peg leg race (everyone runs on one leg) and Captain Carl Says (played like Simon Says). And pin the treasure on the map. Also, for goodie bags, we have small plastic swords, tattoos, eye patches and small plastic telescopes."
~ Parent Soup member Erika2

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