This Pajama Party was so easy to put together, especially in the grand scheme of parties, and the kids had an absolute blast! I mean, what child doesn’t love to wear comfy pajamas and watch movies while eating treats? It doesn’t get much better than that, my friends!
April is a busy month for us. We celebrate two birthdays (mine and my daughter’s), and a wedding anniversary, all over the course of the last week. This year, my daughter turned eight and was baptized into our church during this same time, so I was hesitant when she asked me to throw her a birthday party. I agreed, but told myself it needed to be simple to preserve my sanity! 🙂 I also didn’t want to go to great expense, so it was a fun challenge, but totally do-able.
She requested a pajama theme, so I printed up THESE free, cute invitations and filled them in.
All the kids showed up in their pajamas with pillows, blankets, and sleeping bags in hand.
I wanted to incorporate lots of fun patterns and colors, so I did just that. I set up a snack buffet table many of the same elements and decorations as in THIS party. I made two quick banners for the backdrop with some scrap patterned paper.
I served lemonade in milk glasses and candies in convenient mini paper polka dot bowls from Hobby Lobby.
I filled some fun patterned paper bags from Hobby Lobby with goodies for take-home “thank-you’s”.
My daughter was adamant about having tickets to buy the food, like we did in THIS party, so I pulled out my leftover ticket roll. Each snack item cost one ticket, and I gave each child, enough in the beginning, to buy one of each snack item. Of course they ended up wanting more, so I issued more tickets later. 🙂
I served hand-dipped, sprinkled Rice Krispies treats on long sucker sticks, along with a big bowl of buttery popcorn.
I made a batch of my favorite Chocolate Cupcakes and swirled on the delicious homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. I also served whole strawberries on a platter.
Then for entertainment, we put on a movie (Epic), and played a game of Telestrations.
This party was so much fun for all and didn’t put a huge extra strain on me during our family’s busiest month of the year. Success!