Monday, March 15, 2010

The Spring Ice princess

Of Penguins

(Invitation that I am working on)

Yes I know we have had enough of ice and snow but for whatever reason my granddaughter who will be six in May wants a penguin party.

We talked about a Fancy Nancy party and she loved that idea and then she saw a pink poodle cake in the Family Fun magazine and thought for a moment about that idea as well. But as we talked more there was a word I kept hearing and that word was PENGUINS….I finally looked at her and said “Sage, do you want a Penguin party?” Her little eyes lit up like stars in the sky….

So I spent a day looking online and for the life of me could not find any penguin party supplies.

 Jan Brett has this cute penguin holding the ice cube packages on her site and from that I came up with this inspiration board….
I sent an email to my granddaughter with this Inspiration board attached and added that her job as Ice Princess is to teach all the new penguins how to waddle…. I got a big thumbs up….

The party plates have a silver hologram design that will give the table an icy feel and a white table cloth will work for a snowy look.

A parade of tissue paper penguins will march in the center of the table with a few silver shiny packages scattered in their path. White paper pom pom flowers like the one from  Martha Stewart's seen above and silver snowflakes will hang overhead.  Snowflake balloons will round out the look. And if time allows I will make a window snowflakes curtain like seen  on Bugs and Fishes by Lupin, take a look HERE...
or maybe a snowstorm from HERE...

And just because I need to feel like it is spring and warm I added penguin beach balls to the mix ...


Janet said...

You must be the best grandmother ever! What a fun party that will be. You have such a creative mind to come up with all this. I love it!!

LiLi M. said...

The invitation is magnificient! I can remember what you did with that last birthday party of your other granddaughter quite well, so I am sure that this one will be a blast too!
My daughters' birthday is in December and her first birthday with friends was her 5th, which was a winter party. Some highlights: making a snow man:
team the children up in teams of two. We always used either m&m's or little papers to team the children up. To prevent that every time the same child stays alone for a long time. In our experience if you let the children pick an m&m and match pairs on colors, they just accept it. No problem. Every team gets a role of toiletpaper and one child rols the other into the toiletpaper (this was in fact mummy making, but you could well make a snow man like this too). After wrapping comes unwrapping and then they change rolls. This gives quite a (clean) mess, which children of this age love! After the game children love to gather the paper and put it in a bin! No kidding!
I am sure you will think of this, but to be sure I mention it. At their arrival I had a little themed snack ready and a themed drawing and colorpencils. So waiting wasn't a problem. And I always have a game involved to unpack the presents. I don't like it when a present which has been selected carefully, is unwrapped and tossed in a corner in seconds. So in case of the winter party we had the snow men's dance. Something like what we would call a chair dance. So we had a top hat (a snow man's hat) and we put the music on. The children would put the hat on each other's head. When the music stops the one wearing the hat could give his or her present and the game continued.
I'm so looking forward to hear all about this birthday party! I cannot wait to have grandchildren to have such parties again. Have a great time preparing.
Thanks for your lovely comments and regular visits!
Have a lovely day!

Betzie said...

Wow Louise!!!!! I just LOVE how you let your granddaughter decide on the are the world's best grandmother and I so hope to follow in your penguin footsteps!!! Waddling away as I may since it probably won't be for ten years yet! LOL
The decorations will be spectacular and I can't wait to see it all. I LOVE the invitation....just gorgeous. You really put your heart into making her Queen for the Day! Wish I could be there! xoxo Betzie

rochambeau said...

Oh what an EXCELLENT and FUN grandmama you are, Louise. You really LISTEN! This is gonna be great! Maybe at that end you can bring Sagley ice skating. ;-)
Perhaps you could help the girls make some faux fir hats or muffs, as a party favor.
This is going to be GREAT!

shiborigirl said...

Oh, Louise,

PROMISE me, puh-leeze, that you'll throw me a party when my birthday comes around? What a FAB set-up you've got going there.



Storybook Woods said...

Sounds like a party fit for a princess xoxox Clarice

rochambeau said...

Dear Louise,
Thank you for your story about your memory of your Mom and Dad singing When Irish Eyes are smiling. It is amazing to think that one man that happened to by my father's Uncle, came up with words that actually touched part of your life. Incredible!

How's all in Penguinsville?
Luck o the Irish to ya, Lassie!

bluemuf said...

Louise, What a gorgeous invitation. I also love your inspiration board. This is going to be a wonderful party for your granddaughter. You are a very special Grandmother.

Hugs Karen

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh my cute is all this! I love it!


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adrienne said...

Just came by to say hi...
I love penguins any time of year. It'll be a one-of-kind event.

Love your new banner, too.

rochambeau said...

Dear Louise,
Carolyn of Draffin Bears, has a cool image of Penguins and a sweet seal on this post here. Hope you will like!

shiborigirl said...

Just stopped in to see how the party prep is going. LOVE the invites!

(I still wish you'd to throw me a party ;)


rochambeau said...

How are your Penguin Party plans going Louise?
Today I learned about Samantha in New York and Nellie her maid!
Have a great week1


Chrisy said...

Oh darlin aren't little ones just precious. How lucky you are to have each other. Penguins. Snow. The most creative sixth birthday party idea! So many things you could mind is spinning off to vision of pin the beak on the penguin and bobbing for iceblocks...and...i won't go on... Thanks dear girl for this whisical uplifting post...

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a wonderful grandma you are. You're like a fairy godmother, waving her artistic wand!
I can't wait to hear about the party!

rochambeau said...

Dear Louise,
Just wanted to say thank you for your support and advise during my mom's health insurance catastrophe!! Today I found out at the oncologist, that the problem is FIXED!!!

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