Sophie was hitting the double digits so we wanted to make sure to make it memorable. We celebrated at a local Circus Arts school where the girls' tumbled, trapezed and totally amazed us. It was a complete DIY party (with a little graphic art held from an esty seller). We had a ballon drop instead of a pinata, bubble machine during the birthday song (made for great pics), caramel apples, cotton candy and colored popcorn. I didn't spend more than $5/kid on the favors (all purchased at dollar stores and sassied up a bit and packaged in a "popcorn" plastic box I got at Target's $1 section) but they took home more than an arm's full of stuff from bubbles to ballon balls. For the thank yous I took pics of the kids in front of a pretty piece of fabic I bought and brought in some funny props so as we waited for guests to arrive the kids took turns dressing up and taking funny pics with the birthday girl.
modern but eclectic
lollipop favors, cheap and chic
Shop around at your local dollar stores, you'll be amazed at what you can find in terms of kids' favors.