I'm thrilled to show you another Milk and Cookies themed birthday. Why? Well, my friend Dianne of Colorblind Productions threw the first Milk and Cookies themed birthday a few years ago and since then, the theme has REALLY taken off. She and I both smile every time we see another party featuring the theme. And this one is super adorable!
This party added a twist. This was a milk and cookies and BEDTIME STORIES theme! Check out the cute invitation from Tiny Prints.
of course.. there was a cookie buffet
Strawberry, chocolate and white milk...
rainbow swirl cookies
The children were asked to wear their jammies. The parents cleared out their playroom and set up a mini theatre complete with movie snacks:
And finally... LOOK at this CAKE! The chocolate chip cookie cake! Yep, it's a CAKE!
That's my son, Keaton, who recently had an AMAZING time at a birthday party when my friend pulled out marshmallow guns for all the boys. (And yes, I know, there are some people who will read this and be horrified that guns and fighting were included in a children's party. oh well.)
Talk about a super fun and really inexpensive activity! My friend said the pvc parts cost about $1/gun.
Buy bags of marshmallows and safety goggles at the Dollar Tree and you're set!
These guns shoot the mini marshmallows and are easy to put together. You can have the guns already put together for the children or you can make an activity out of the construction.
The Idea Room has fabulous photos that show how to construct your own guns. As you can see, my son's gun was a bit longer than her diagram, but that's the beauty... create any type of gun you'd like!
At the party we attended, my friend went all out for the boys. They each were given bandanas which would represent which team they were on. She built blinds out of huge boxes (a la paintball wars) and each boy was given a pouch to wear to carry extra "ammo".
The boys all got to take everything home!
My 3.5 year old son was thrilled to be playing with the big boys! See? We'll be putting this idea away for one of Keaton's future parties.
Even though July 4th is Sunday, there is plenty of time to create an easy way to welcome your guests.
These streamers create gentle movement in the breeze and are made from items found at the Dollar Tree.
The poles are actually bamboo stakes normally used in gardening. These are green 5 ft stakes and are $1 for a package of 6 or so. Spray paint those the color of your choice. I used white.
Right now, most Dollar Tree stores have rolls of satin ribbon in stock. I chose red, white and blue. $1 per roll. Cut long pieces of each color and hot glue one end to the top of the stake.
These can be placed anywhere... line your driveway, place them at the corners of your patio, stand them up in sand filled pots on your porch, etc. Use any colors you want for any occasion. These would be great for a bridal shower, graduation in school colors or child's birthday in primary colors!