For quite a while now, Charlotte's been obsessed with Dora. And, she had wanted a Dora birthday party. But, because I'm a glutton for punishment, I thought, "Dora? Everyone does Dora. We need something more creative."
So, along I come with my big ideas and Pinterest:. A Polar Bear Pajama party. To be fair, Charlotte does love polar bears. It's kind of a freakish attachment, and I'm not entirely sure where it came from. But, she loves those bears.
I was majorly questioning my own sanity when Target started carrying all things Dora all over the place a couple weeks before the party. I mean, it was like the universe telling me I was stupid for choosing to do something that required so much of my own work instead of just buying the pre-made Dora paraphernalia. But, I persevered. (Mainly because the invitations were already sent out, and they were Polar Bear.)
Then, today, the day finally arrived. A Polar Bear Pajama party for my baby girl's 3rd birthday!
|The cake table.|
|Cupcakes made by Gigi.|
|Polar Water with labels.|
|We had a hot chocolate bar complete with these adorable cups.|
|The drink station.|
|I had a tricky time figuring out names for all the food. We ended up with "Arctic Friends," "Polar Bear Pancakes," "Cinnamon Igloo," "Polar Bear Food."|
|Mmmmm ... powdered donuts!|
|Delicious yogurt parfaits aka "Snow-covered fruit."|
|Having a picnic under the table aka known as the polar bear den.|
|Craft time. Making polar bear faces.|
|Sister polar bears!|
|Goodie bags. Polar Bear Snack Packs.|
|Avery, Molly and Melese.|
|The cake! Also made by Gigi.|
|Wishful thinking in February. Super cute swimsuit.|
|Playing Vet with her new vet kit.|
|Playing with Kaesen and her new Dora doll.|