But no matter how much I love parties, I am glad I don't have to think about another birthday or party for a few months. Once August rolls around, I'll get back into party planning mode for Fatty's birthday.
Now for Princess's party, I got the idea to do a Hawaiian theme. She wanted a Princess party (again), so I sorta compromised with her and got her a Little Mermaid pinata (that goes with the Hawaiian, under the sea theme, right?)
I was busy as a bee, planning the menu, getting cake ideas from the internet, buying decorations and favors and prizes for games. And of course, I needed the perfect party spot. I mean, can you have a Hawaiian themed/Little Mermaid Princess party without a pool?
I found the perfect place: Parque del Este in Sabanilla, a suburb nearby. It's actually the next suburb over and the park is about a 10 minute drive from the house. Perfect!!! The best part was the price. For roughly around $50, I could rent the hall in the park for the whole day from 8am until 4 pm. I also paid for each adult to attend the party (park entrance was not included in the hall price). All in all, for the hall and all the adults, I got away with spending less than $100! How cool is that?
Kids had a blast. Adults had fun. And the food was delicious (thanks in part to Hubby's aunt, who cooked up the best Arroz con Pollo you have ever tasted). There was also tuna pasta salad, macaroni and cheese, lettuce salad with dressing, chips, and cole slaw.
The location was amazing, a perfect party spot! The rain finally stopped just in time for the party and the kids were able to enjoy the entire park (well, except for the pool... so much for that, oh well).
As for my Princess, she had a WONDERGUL time... and that was all that mattered!
Princess's birthday, Abril 26
The Little Mermaid Princess Hawaiian Theme Party
Appetizers: cheese cubes with marshmallows, fruit skewers, chips and dip