This year was a friend party year (we do friend parties every other year) and Eliza opted for a Fairy Tea Party theme. There is a place near our home called the Toy Station and they have amazing themed birthday packages! It worked out perfectly for my stress level to outsource the party to this venue. She was able to invite 12 of her girlfriends (she is SO lucky to have so many wonderful friends her age in this city!) and all I had to do was send out the invitations and bring the birthday cake. I didn't even have to clean up afterwards! Definitely my kind of friend birthday party!
They had the room set up for the fairy tea party, the girls were able to put on fairy wings as they arrived to the party, and then fairy games were played with the help of the party hostess. After the games, the girls sat down to enjoy their tea time (lemonade) and the birthday cake.
After the cake it was time for birthday presents. I loved how they decided to open the presents! They put all the girls names on one of those spinning prize wheels. Then Eliza spun it to see which present she would open next. The names were erased after they were picked and it gave her time to open and enjoy each present without kids shoving presents in her face to open next. And she was completely SPOILED by all of her friends!