Journey to Neverland {#4 Birthday Party!)

Journey to Neverland {#4 Birthday Party!)

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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.

The Decorations

Making Treasure Maps

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:

Pirate Treasure Map

More Decorations

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Party Neverland (1)

Swirly Stars hung from the living room ceiling. ($9 on Amazon)

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Party Neverland (3)

Fairies hung from the downstairs ceiling ($6 for the Swirl Value Pack on Amazon)

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Party Neverland (6)

Fairy Wings hung on the Kitchen Chairs ($1 each at Dollar Tree)

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Party Neverland (9)

Peter Pan in the lamp, made from black construction paper and a coloring page.

The Food

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Party Neverland (2)

Some tasty orange boats complete with pirate flags from this site.

Pirate Food

I got the Peter Pan labels over here.

The Costumes

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!

Peter Pan Hats

I made a no-sew tulle skirt for the birthday girl, but she opted not to wear it.  Too itchy.

Games and Activities!

Crocodile Toss

Gator Toss

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.

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Party Neverland (5)

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!

Making Pixie Houses

The kids loved this!

Shiny Gold Coins

Treasure Hunt

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.

Coloring Pages

Peter Pan Party Planning List

We also had coloring pages on the table for kids (and parents) to do at their own leisure.

The Cake

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.

Peter Pan Return to Neverland Cake

The Checklist

Here’s my master list for getting ready for the party.  You’ll notice “Clean the House” never did get checked off!

Peter Pan Party Planning List

More stuff to do………

Peter Pan Party Planning List

Check out my Return to Neverland Pinterest Board for more cool ideas!

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  1. This is SO cute! I love all the little touches, like the shadow in the lamp. Sorry, the alligator deflated.
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  2. Thanks for stopping by! We had a lot of fun this year and now I’m already thinking of ideas for my son’s #3!