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We love Disney movies at our house, we usually buy them the day they come out on DVD and watch them a few dozen times before moving on to something new. We recently moved and Princess, our non-aspie social child, has been making new friends. So we decided to invite her new friends over for a movie party for the release of Tinker Bell and the Neverbeast!
You guys know me, I can’t throw any event without going a little overboard, but that’s part of the fun! We had themed food, toys to play with, fun decorations and of course cake!
When the girls first showed up I was still setting up the projector so we could watch the movie on our new HUGE white wall (I’m planning on doing SOMETHING with this wall, but for now it’s PERFECT for movies!). So the girls went outside to play with the bubbles and Tinker Bell flying toy I got at Walmart. It worked out well cause they wore themselves out a bit, then were ready to come in, eat and watch.
I had a ton of fun setting up the party. I made tassel balloons for “trees”, used this same furry “grass” blanket that has come in SO handy for so many parties over the years (airplane shower and angry birds so far). I added these great Starry string lights to look like a glowing fairy dust trail along the back wall.
Then we added flower cupcake liners to my bulb lights. Just cut a small circle in the bottom of the liners and place it over the bulb before you screw it in place. This is super simple and looks great, so many possibilities to use this technique with other party themes. If you’ve seen the movie they have glowing pink flowers at the very end, when we’re all tearing up. I seriously couldn’t be more thrilled with how the decorations turned out.
For party food you KNOW I love my themed food, so when I got the movie the day it came out I watched it to get some ideas. Deciding on these green cotton candy clouds, Sunflower truffles and Red Rock pops were easy.
To make the red rock pops you simply make Oreo truffle balls, then I melted some red candy melts, and added a few chocolate wafers to give it a great red rock color.
Then after dipping them and letting them dry I brushed some terracotta luster dust on the sides. It gives them more depth, and then putting them in a Styrofoam cone to create the tower look from the movie.
For our two main movie characters, Gruff and Fawn, I decided to carve a Gruff cake (video coming soon to my youtube channel). I think he’s my favorite cake to date! And for Fawn we did a cinnamon roll twist, for her new hairstyle in this movie (love the new dress too)! The adults at the party loved the twist, while the kids loved the cotton candy.
Anyway the kids had a great time, the adults LOVED the movie (we were all near tears at the end) and Princess was so so SO happy to have friends over. All in all a WONDERFUL day! I’m loving having our own house and can’t wait to have more friends over and throw more movie parties!
So what excuses do you use to throw a fun party? what are your favorite things to do when you have guests coming over? for me it’s making food, always has been, I love it.
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