Last year when Ever After High hit the store shelves, Cady went crazy for them. It was “the ONLY thing I want for Christmas mom.” She knew all of the dolls and all of their back stories. She watched the shows and pretended to read the books. When Netflix asked if I would like to host an Ever After High party for Cady and some of her friends, I knew I had to say yes.
This was a really easy party to put together. I started thinking about all I wanted to do the night before and purchased the supplies the following morning. By late afternoon, the decorations were up and we were ready for guests.
I decided on a color theme using the main colors from the Ever After High logo and products. I purchased plates, tablecloths, and decorations from Dollar Tree for a dollar each. I bought standard slumber party food of chips, dips, and cookies for the girls to enjoy. I hung inexpensive beads from our light fixture to create a chandelier effect. I also bought inexpensive plastic bowls from Party City for the food. These can be washed and reused for other parties.
I used Cady’s dolls to create a display on the hutch in my kitchen. She printed off a photo of her favorite characters and put it in a frame we had around the house. The candy is from Party City and is 15 pieces for a dollar. It comes in different types and colors to fit all different party themes. Netflix provided the notepads and pens for the girls. I made the flower arrangement using inexpensive flowers from dollar tree, a vase, a piece of styrofoam cut to fit the face, and shredded gift bag filler.
For entertainment, I bought plain cupcakes from the Walmart bakery department and decorating supplies. The girls had a great time decorating the cupcakes with their own individual styles. Then we “wrote our own stories” using a Mad Lib styled format with a fairy tale theme. These brought a lot of laughs. At the end of the evening, the girls settled in and a viewing of the new Ever After High Spring Unsprung Netflix Original.
The next morning the girls enjoyed cinnamon rolls and orange juice while playing with the fortune tellers and magic cubes they made the night before. The printables for those can be found on the Ever After High site.
The girls had a great time, and this was a super easy party to put together. I call that a win.