Cinderella Party 5yr - Cinderella Relay Race
Jennifer in Radford, VA US
For my daughter's 5th birthday, she wanted a Cinderella party. So we bought her a blue church dress and long white gloves and invited 8 friends, asking them to each wear party dresses.
We decorated our church's basement with streamers and balloons and had the table set with Cinderella plates and cups. As the girls arrived, they decorated a large banner (from a roll of white paper I bought at Target) that said "Happy Birthday, Lauren!" I had crayons and Cinderella stickers for them to use. This gave them something to do as soon as they arrived.
Then they moved on to decorating their own crowns. They glued jewels onto gold paper crowns and used glitter glue to make pretty designs. These were almost dry by the end of the party, and each girl took her crown home. Next, each girl made her way to the Fruit Loop necklace table. They put Fruit Loops on string to make their own munchable necklaces, which they nibbled on throughout the rest of the party.
After the crafts were finished, the games began!
We had a fun Cinderella relay race. The girls made two teams and each girl had a different relay task. The first girl in each line ran to a feather duster and dusted 10 times with it before running back to tag the second girl. The next girl put on an apron and stirred a pretend pot 10 times. The third girl ran down to twirl around, pretending to dance with the prince. And the final girl ran down to slip on the "glass slippers" -- really just some pretty dress-up shoes. The girls had a wonderful time with this! And we did it several times, letting each girl do different relay tasks each time. The final time, we just let them have a mad dash to grab whatever they wanted all at the same time.
Next, all the girls sat in a circle and we played a Cinderalla variation of hot potato. I played a music box as the girls passed the glass slipper (again, just a silver dress-up shoe). Whoever was holding the slipper when the music stopped reached into a big bag and pulled out some dress-up item to put on.
In the bag were dress-up hats, necklaces, a feather boa, etc. This was fun, and we did this until each girl had something on (with a little cheat cough from my husband to let me know when to stop the music). We took the girls' picture with all of them dressed up.
Then my daughter opened her gifts.
And finally came the cake. I made a castle cake by stacking two 8 inch square cakes and icing them with white icing. Then I piped the corners and the top ledge with pink icing. I iced a sugar cone (ice cream cone) and sprinkled it with blue edible glitter and put it upside-down on top in the middle, then I added a little paper triangle flag attached to a toothpick on top of the cone. The turrets around the top were made from gumdrops. We served pink punch made of Sprite and raspberry sherbet.
In the goody bags that each girl took home, we included Cinderella stickers, a toy ring, a ring pop sucker, and a bracelet my daughters and I had made. Of course, each girl also took home her crown and any leftover Fruit Loop necklace she had. We had fun!
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