Sunday, March 3, 2013

Breakfast To-Go!: A Faux Sleepover Party

Five years ago today our world changed. Five years ago, this Short Chic moved into our house and our hearts.

We had her birthday party this past Saturday night. She came to me months ago and requested a pajama party. I wanted a Minnie Mouse party. She won. It is her birthday after all!

A pajama party is great but a sleepover at the age of 5 does not sound great. In fact, it sounds like a long, sleepless night.  We wanted the idea of a sleepover, activities from a sleepover. But we wanted to send everyone home at the end of the party. A faux (false) sleepover became necessary.

During my planning stages, I saw a pin on Pinterest that inspired me. 


I wanted to send breakfast home with the guest. I even tried to order these boxes and personalized stickers. However, I could not get the website to work. I needed a back-up plan!

Enter the drink carrier. Obviously, they are not white like the inspiration photo. And the compartments are larger but they are close enough. But they need a lot of work. With the help of my wonderful husband, we started gathering drink carriers (15 of them!) from our favorite convenience store.

My color scheme for this party ended up being pink and black.  I went to my favorite craft store with my 40% off coupon and found all scrapbook papers were 50% off! I picked up some pattern paper, flowers, stickers and ribbon (also 50% off).

Decorating these drink boxes was actually very easy. But it was time consuming. I started on these Thursday night. I spent about four hours that night, another two hours Friday morning, and then I spend an additional five hours Friday night. {Remember, I made 15 of these boxes!}

I used my paper cutter and cut strips of paper to fit each side of the box. The bottom portion was 3 1/2 x 7. The top portion was 3 1/4 x 5. After the paper was cut, I used an adhesive to stick the paper to the box. I alternated between a light color paper and a dark.  I used an exacto knife to cut out the handles.

I added ribbon to the handle; lots of ribbon. Tying a thank you note on at the last. The thank you note was made out of solid black cardstock using pink letter stickers and pink and black star stickers. 

To complete the project, I added a pink/black flower to cover a part of the carrier that was not covered with paper.

Inside each box was a jug of white milk, a box of cereal, a jug of chocolate milk, and a donut. I glued small alphabet beads to a plastic spoon, personalizing each box for each guest.  I tied the spoon onto the box of cereal with ribbon.

At the party, I set up a "Breakfast to-go" station. At the end of the night as the guest was leaving, they were given a huge thank you and got to take home their breakfast for the next morning! 

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  1. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!

  2. Now THAT is fantastic Pammie!
    You know what I'm gonna say next, right?
    (please link up this fab party post to my party linky??)

  3. Like I told you this morning I'm totally impressed with you!!! Great party and LOVED the breakfast to go!!