For her 7th birthday, Journey decided that she wanted a magic-themed party. She also wanted to use her birthday to help put smiles on the faces of patients at the local children’s hospital. Here’s what it looked like when we tied to two ideas together and created a party that was fun and fulfilling.
I knew I wanted a magic wand for the invitation. I looked around online but couldn’t find anything that would work. So I made my own. To create it, I used PVC pipe, paint, chair tips and paper. Here’s how they turned out:
Since we asked guests to bring loose change, I wanted to come up with a creative way to collect it. I had an idea to make a big top hat that the kids could empty the change into. I described it to my stepdad and he came up with this:
I wanted to create a backdrop for the magic show and since we couldn’t hang anything on the walls, I used PVC pipe to make a frame. I hung curtains on the frame and hung a banner that I made from the curtain.
We had different tables set up for snacks and food. The tables were covered with kraft wrapping paper that I got from Dollar Tree.
And of course we had cupcakes! I made a little banner and decorated them with edible gold stars, black sugar crystals and magic fondant toppers that I ordered from Cakes and Kids.
I ordered Journey a custom reversible magician’s cape from First Crush.
Journey was beaming with pride when she delivered the items to the hospital. She even had a chance to tour the hospital and play games with some of the children.