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My first born has now turned seven! I can't believe I have a seven year-old. Here is a recap of what we did for the party. After much debate she chose to have a 60's Groovy Girl Peace Party. To keep with the Locastro family tradition we had her birthday at the house. In my opinion the best place to have them. The downstairs was decorated with beaded curtains, lava lamps, tie dye signs and disco balls. We had a mirror in the entry way with a mirror that read Happy Birthday Victoria with a cup of permanent markers. We had all the guests sign the mirror when they entered the door. I also hung up the candy boxes around the kitchen where Gum Balls, Sugar Babies and Bazooka gum filled candy jars along the kitchen counter. I googled 60's candy and this is what came up. It was very colorful and looked great with the decor. I also passed out florescent bracelets and glow-in-dark necklaces to each guest. In the living room I had two fuzzy pink rugs (from the girls playroom and bathroom) and the Twister game setup. I was so glad to know I could decorate the house for so cheap! :-)
Now for the fun part...the cake. I made a tie dye peace cake with homemade fondant that I tie dyed myself. I also tie dyed the cake batter so when you sliced the cake the pieces were multicolored. Victoria LOVED her cake and so did the guests. We bought tie dye peace plates, napkins and tie dye balloons from the Internet and served rainbow sherbert instead of ice cream. Sherbert is one of Victoria's favorite desserts so I decided to change it up since it fit the theme too. We had a retro pink vending machine for the root beers and other sodas.
For crafts we made tie dye t-shirts and pet rocks. I also bought some inexpensive wedding boxes for the girls to decorate. These were used as homes for the pet rocks. The girls really go into it and gave their pet rocks names. I think the biggest hit of all was the Smiley Face pinata we did in the living room hanging from the loft balcony. This was our first party to have a pinata and the kids went crazy!! It was very loud but a huge hit! I wrote the names of each girl on a ziploc baggie so when it was time to go home we didn't get them confused.
It was a spectacular party. I even participated by wearing a peace shirt, headband, flare blue jeans and flip flops. This will definitely go down as one to remember.
Below is a few snapshots during her seventh birthday party...