She is such a wonder and a joy!
This year (every year she likes something new but this year it was do-able, last year it was firecrackers and rainbows...) her chosen theme was HELLO KITTY (a registered trademark of Sanrio). I could do this!
My household, like many others around this great nation of ours is financially stessed. But, I knew that I could, with the help of my mother make this a party that she would remember, and not just because the fire trucks came! (They didn't really have to come before, but we did have 911 on speed dial and we were ready!)
With about a $50 budget (that's cake and all), I started this journey to Party-of-Awesomeness about a month in advance!
As most of you know, I moonlight over at my sisters blog (freeprintablefun.org) and I took every idea that I could from her and from the other folk's ideas that she has just hanging out over there waiting for broke aunties like me and ran with those free printables!
I found some great invitations online (not a my sister's site, but I will likely link the site that I got them from from there, but it is below this picture if you would like to grab the too!)
I made a banner, there is a picture posted below, but it's really hard to see (it was quite windy yesterday in this crazy weather state..Kentucky.) But the banner consists of the letters H, A, P, P, & Y inside of their own independent pink heart with a Hello Kitty-ish bow-tie in a corner, and then Kitty's face at the top of rectangles and below her face are the letters spelling BIRTHDAY. We just stapled them side-by-side on a long peice of white yarn, then hung it. It was cute, but a little time consuming!