This last month, my oldest turned four (crazy!) and we celebrated with a Journey to Neverland. I tried really hard to reign in the spending this time (things may have gotten a little out of control last year…yikes!), but I think it was still a magical time for her and her friends.
DIY Treasure Maps inspired by this post over at the Imagination Tree
We’re coffee lovers in this house, so we made some really strong coffee and colored our papers that way (instead of the suggested tea). Here’s ours:
Swirly Stars hung from the living room ceiling. ($9 on Amazon)
Fairies hung from the downstairs ceiling ($6 for the Swirl Value Pack on Amazon)
Fairy Wings hung on the Kitchen Chairs ($1 each at Dollar Tree)
Peter Pan in the lamp, made from black construction paper and a coloring page.
Some tasty orange boats complete with pirate flags from this site.
The girls wore the fair wings shown above and I made Peter Pan hats for all the boys. The kids loved them and I now have them for sale in my Etsy shop!
I made a no-sew tulle skirt for the birthday girl, but she opted not to wear it. Too itchy.
Games and Activities!
This wasn’t as big of a hit as I thought. Especially when he started to deflate. But he did make a cute decoration in the meantime.
Making Pixie Houses
I found some adorable wood bird houses at JoAnns for $1 each. We added paint and glitter and made them into houses for tiny fairy friends!
The kids loved this!
Before the kids arrived, I hid 20-30 gold coins throughout the house. At a designated time, we started a treasure hunt. Whoever found the most gold coins won a box of candy.
We also had coloring pages on the table for kids (and parents) to do at their own leisure.
I have to tell you. Usually, my super talented sister makes the kids’ birthday cakes, but she couldn’t make it to the party this year, so I had to do it myself. Yikes! I kept it simple. Made a beach scene, laminated some Peter Pan figures and stuck them in the cake.
Here’s my master list for getting ready for the party. You’ll notice “Clean the House” never did get checked off!
More stuff to do………
Check out my Return to Neverland Pinterest Board for more cool ideas!
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