Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Inexpensive Birthday Party Idea

With Mary Ashley's 5th birthday fast approaching, I am busy making invitations and planning her celebration. But I wanted to share an easy and inexpensive birthday party idea. Last year for her "Strawmary Shortcake" party, I looked online for free downloadable Strawberry Shortcake color sheets and found this picture that was perfect for our tea party. I printed the color sheet on heavy paper and covered our kitchen table with a plastic tablecloth. A large vase filled with markers and Strawberry Shortcake figures added color to the table. Girls who wanted to take a break from playing outside colored pictures and had a berry good time.

Whatever your party theme, you can find a number of free color sheets, games and activities online. Print them out to use as cute placemats, fun party activities or extra take-home treats.

Photos by Nathan Prichard

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