The Golden Birthday.
This birthday happens only once in a person's life. It is a GOLDEN birthday when the day of your birthday matches your age.
Our daughter turned 3 on November 3rd so it was pretty easy to come up with a theme this year. We went for all gold. I know she didn't really understand at all but she was thrilled with all the attention and love.
The invitation was created by my sister Egan:
The party was a really simple, little evening affair. Friends stopped by for dessert and a swing at the pinata.
Decorations: Gold balloons and a giant gold #3 balloon. I also made some gold and white tissue paper pom poms. I sewed a felt garland out of variations of gold and yellow felt. The childrens book Goldilicious is a favorite and served as a great centerpiece.
The Favors: Gold and sparkly star wands. I bought the wands at Hobby Lobby for $1.50 and spray painted them with gold metallic spray paint. Then tied a gold tulle ribbon around it. Gold necklaces - cheap mardi gras type necklaces (8 for $2 at the local craft store Roberts). Gold Crowns that were found at Zurchers.
The Food: I wanted a gold dessert and my kids aren't the biggest cake fans. Although I learned that they really want a cake they just don't really want to eat it. Go figure. But all the adults seemed to love the dessert.
Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Frosting Whoopie Pies from the authors of Baked.
Chocolate Marshmellow Whoopie Pies from Annie's Eats.
Ice cream cones with Carmel Ice Cream
Party Game: A large #3 pinata. We made the pinata out of cardboard and tissue paper and filled it with gold chocolate coins and other gold wrapped candies. The kids loved it!
A perfect birthday for a 3 year old!