An Impromptu Birthday Party

In a week my oldest will be 8 years old. {gasp!} We have been so busy these past few weeks that I have not had time to think of birthday parties or any type of celebration.

But I wanted to do something special for her, because I believe that ALL birthdays are special.

I decided on a surprise after-school  get-together with a few of her friends from her old school.

Keep in mind, I decided this about 3 hours before she was getting home from school.

[Insert Pinterest and Nestle Toll House here]

I quickly ran to Walmart and picked up some supplies to have a fun Flower Party for my big girl. While I spent the majority of my time setting up the decorations and getting the crafts ready, it only took me 5 minutes to prepare the treats.

These adorable sugar cookies from Nestle make have an impromptu birthday party easy! Plus they are adorable with their pre-cut shapes and designs printed right on top.

The girls absolutely loved these cookies, which was a blessing for me. I didn’t have to spend tons of time in the kitchen and could focus on throwing a spectacular party for some energetic 8 year-olds.

We did some fun crafts like painting flowers on t-shirts, and making tissue paper flowers. The girls danced, and talked about boys… {oh boy}.

I put some silk flowers in vases for the center pieces, and decorated with balloon flowers, paper flowers with cupcake liners (for the center) filled with skittles. Punch was served out of some adorable watering cans, and of course there was cookies!

I think my favorite part about these cookies was when the girls would say stuff like, “I’m going to have a piece of cake.” Then they would grab a cookie that had a picture of a slice of cake on it. Too funny!

 Thank goodness for Nestle and Pinterest! ;)


This post is brought to you by Nestle Toll House Birthday Sugar Cookies. Bake some birthday love.

disclaimer: this post is part of a DailyBuzz Moms program with Nestle Toll House. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Shawn, these are so cute and the party sounds so fun!

  2. Kelda Toliver says:

    Very nice

  3. Way Cute! Love it!

  4. Nice job mom! Cookies always save the day…and Pintrest ;)

  5. Oh man, those are so cute!

  6. So cute!!!!

  7. looks like a fun party, and the take away is no matter how much or how little you plan it all seems to work out for FUN for the kids :) LOVE it!

  8. Love it! Your daughter has a great mama to go to all this in just a couple hours. Happy Bday to your oldest!!!!

  9. The party turned out so cute Shawn! You are amazing!

  10. Such a great idea for a party Shawn! I love all the details.

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