I can't believe the time has come. It seems like just yesterday when my oldest child, Jazasia was 3. Now shes 13, an a official teenager! I really miss her at a young age, even though not much has changed with her attitude. :) She's thrilled to be older, one step closer to driving she says. Haha.. OMG!! Not ready for that.
Anyway, for Jaz's party I wanted her theme to feel mature with chic touches but she really wanted to go-cart race with friends. Of course we want her to be happy, so how was I going to make this work? I decided to split the parties. It is a little informal doing that but her birthday is three days before Independence Day and it's always tricky to plan a party around the holiday with people traveling and all. So it seemed right because not everyone could attend since the racing party was the day after Independence Day. We had a special dinner party at our house on her actual birthday in the middle of the week. Luckily it was summer, the weather was great and everything turned out wonderful, Jazasia was ecstatic!
With the dinner party theme it had to be just right for her. Something she loves and stands out. All I can think of is her favorite color (which is blue). What can I put with that? Of course, zebra print! We both love it and it's fun!
Since we're having two parties I needed to find ways to lower costs but still be fun. An easy way to have a delightful treat is making chocolate covered marshmallows.
I stayed simple when I did the decorations. I added zebra print and blue streamers to the living room ceiling. I made my own Happy Birthday banner that I put above our dinning table.
On the treat table I put the chocolate covered marshmallows in a green craft foam that I wrapped with tissue paper. I added Oreo cookies, white chocolate covered pretzels and sprees for a pop of color.
We had it at a really cool spot http://www.traxxracing.com
Jazasia was so excited!
I didn't really have to do any decorating since everything is pretty much ready for you.
The tables were already lined and had centerpieces but I still wanted to do a treat table for fun. To switch things up I ordered cupcakes from the same person I ordered the cake from https://www.facebook.com/thesweetpod they were awesome!