My favorite project (which also took the most time) were little owl photo holders. I started off with these wooden owls from Hobby Lobby and little square blocks.
I painted each one green or pink to match the colors we were going with.
I painted each owl differently with acrylic paint. I apologize, but I cannot for the life of me get these pictures to flip.
Then, I hot glued them together and glued a paper clip on the back to hold the picture. Here is one of the finished products. Word of caution: let the party girl, especially if she's a teenager, pick out the pictures she wants to have displayed.
I also made some sucker centerpieces that are everywhere on Pinterest. These doubled as prizes for the kids who won the games. I bought really small buckets from Hobby Lobby as well as small Styrofoam balls. Even though these weren't huge, they took over a hundred suckers each, so buy them in bulk.
I also made some tissue paper owls for the centerpieces. I freehanded the owls and cut them out of random scrapbook paper I had laying around. I then made some tissue paper balls and hot-glued the owls to the middle of the paper. They are just laying in green buckets I bought from the Dollar Tree.
Here's what the tables looked like.
I made a little banner for above the gift table.
The best part of any party is the food. Mom made a cute candy buffet for the kids to take home at the end, my grandma and mom made two different types of owl cupcakes, and Sam's Club made the cake.
Mom rigged up a game where they ate doughnuts off of a string and another where they made each other into mummies using toilet paper. The kids LOVED them!
We also had a photo booth, but they ran out of time to take pictures. I'll definitely be using the props in the future and will do a separate post on it.
It was a very successful party and I'll leave you with this gem. Good thing he doesn't read the blog :)