As I said, the planning meeting with her, is awesome. She usually brings sample colors, ideas, pictures and sketches out some thoughts. The very first thing that came to mind with a "magic theme" is of course, a rabbit coming out of a hat. So we set out to recreate that with a treat! She found these cute little plastic top hats and my mind went straight to inspiration from Sugarbelle. She did some adorable bunny cupcakes for Easter and I knew something similar would go well in these little hats. Katie chose her favorite "ears" from my bunny cutters and I was all set! (Recognize the cake stands? Want to make some of your own? See my cake stand tutorial here!)
I also did various cake pops in her color scheme.
And rabbit ears weren't going to give people their sugar cookie fix, so we added some more! These were inspired by the invitation (marquee shaped and glitter) which I don't have a picture of! Bad blogger... I just slapped myself of the wrist for you. (The glitter I used is ruby red disco dust!)
But the food table was all decked out by Katie! She doesn't leave out any details. From a really nice table cloth, and red and black m&ms in the popcorn, to decorated water bottles. It takes me a while to soak in all of the cuteness at these parties.
Of course no magic party would be complete without a magician. This one came complete with card tricks, a dove, AND a rabbit appearing out of thin air! The kids were mesmerized!
I loved this sign Katie made out of an old frame and Christmas lights. I'm going to try one of these light up signs one of these days. With Katie's inspiration and Kathryn's masterpiece, I guess you don't have to be an electrician to do these things!
The centerpieces were rabbits in a hat and she made some extra large playing cards to decorate the table too. I also love that she hung hats and wands from the ceiling with fishing line for floating "magic hats!"
And look at the fab entrance to the party! It's an exciting alternative to tying 3 balloons to the door to show people where the party is. Katie would never tie 3 balloons. I would, and Katie is still friends with me. She's accepting of all party planning levels.
The kids were excited from the minute they walked in the door to the minute they left with this hat full of goodies. Each family took home their own set of tricks, wand and hat so they could keep the fun going at home. Do you recognize the table skirt? I donated a small something to the cuteness. This used to be my girls' pirate skirts, then a banner for my pirate party, and now this!
Five might be the perfect age for this party! The birthday boy was thrilled with all of his mom's hard work and I'm pretty sure he believed he actually was/is a magician.
Speaking of his mom's hard work, check out the backdrop she made for the magic show. She taped lots of crape paper streamers to the wall to liven up the white walls!
Her boys were dressed up as magicians and her daughter as a white rabbit. Could that be any cuter?
I don't know if I could ever pick a favorite party that Katie has done. I'm just thrilled she is so willing to let me share the magic with you! For more party genius from Katie check out her:
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