Celebrating my daughter’s birthday has been really funny.
She has chosen Doc McStuffins theme, after watching this cartoon for about 20 hours on a flight from Italy to Melbourne (that’s a lot, I know!!!). I didn’t know anything about it since 3 weeks ago, when she decided to have her birthday party with this theme. I must admit I quite like Dottie, a nice girl who likes taking care of others (especially toys).
I started planning ASAP; first of all the invitations. This is what I made:
After that, I started preparing the decorations:
In the meantime I started thinking about the cake (recipe and design) and I decided to bake a vanilla sponge cake with chocolate buttercream covered by marshmallow fondant.
I also baked chocolate chips muffins with buttercream icing
There were chips, popcorn, pizza, grissini, M&Ms, marshmallows to fill up the little guests’ tummies.
To entertain the guests I prepared a few things:
These are the ones I used: DMS_TFYC_coloring_FIN
When all the guests were there, I read them a short Doc McStuffins story to make sure everybody knew the character of our party.
Next I gave each guest a doctor badge
then I called out each “Doctor” name once at the time and gave each doctor a paper “doctor” bag
They were now ready to fill in the bag with a few doctor’s tools they had to find in a treasure hunt.
Once they had found everything they needed, they were ready to visit their patients:
After eating the cake I explained to the guests that all good doctors say “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” and we went to play a great apple game:
That was really good fun for everybody!
After that we tested another sense: touch (and luck) by pinning the tail (try to put a plaster on a toy):
Finally I decided our guest deserved a special kind of plaster:
That has been a lovely party, we thanked our guests with a little treat:
It’s been a very hectic tiring week but worth it!