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I think every little girl goes through a “purple” stage. That is the stage where they just love purple, and anything about purple. Sometimes this stage even lasts past the little girl stage right into the tweens and teens.
Probably every girl, at some time or another, has asked their mom to let them have their bedroom painted “PURPLE”!
One of the really great things about purple is that there are so many shades of purple; from the lightest lavender or lilac all the way to the deep dark purple of an eggplant.
So it was no surprise to me when my daughter wanted a “Purple Party”, after all her sister had had a “Heart Party”. Upon further questioning she wasn’t completely sure what she wanted to do at this party, but the people coming to the party had to wear purple and she wanted them to do purple crafts and eat purple food.
The invitations: (Besides the usual information we had to be sure to tell the girls)
• to wear purple
• that is was a “Purple Party”- but give no other explanation
• we got a lot of paint sample in a variety of purples and with a big circle cutter (1 ½ inches), cut circles of the different colors
• on lavender paper we arranged the circles to be petals of a flower, and glued them in place
• a stem was drawn, plus a few leaves
• after we had a plan for the invite, we typed the other information that would go on the inside of the invitation ( folded 8 ½ by 11 piece of paper), and made the copies on our printer before we decorated the front with the flowers.
The food: (this was a little tricky- not many girls will want to eat egg plant)
• Purple grapes
• Purple kool-aid
• Purple jelly on sandwiches
• Purple Poke cake. Make a white cake, and when you take it out of the oven, poke- with a fork all over the cake. Then with jell-o that you have already made, but is still liquid (it has not been put in the fridge yet) you spoon it over the top of the cake so it goes down into all the fork pokes. Put into fridge to cool, then cover with white cool whip before you cut and serve it.
• Decorated cookies- I made sugar cookies and added some food coloring to make them purple, then they had white frosting and some purple sugar sprinkles to top them off
• Painted Purple Jewelry boxes- I was able to find some little wooden jewelry boxes for $1.00 each at Joanne’s. I bought several colors of purples in acrylic paint and foam brushes. Plus found some press on jewels for them to use after the paint was dry.
• We had lots of purple paint sample cards- the girls used the circle punches to make lots of circles then used them for making an art project on construction paper. Some made them into flowers, some made caterpillars, and one girl cut hers in half and made them be butterflies in the sky on her page
• We decorated “Purple” fun foam visors- they were also purchased from Joanne’s and I got some foam shapes that were already to stick on something by just peeling off the backing
• There were purple prizes given to the one who wore the: most purple, brightest purple, most sparkly purple, etc… lots of prizes so everyone gets one
This was a really fun party, the girls all had a good time, and my daughter and I had a great time planning it.
You could do the same type of party with your little girl and her favorite color!
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