fixer upper party…part ii

Yesterday, I shared the party decor for my daughter’s Fixer Upper theme birthday party…click here if you missed it.  My inspiration was the HGTV show, which my daughter loves to watch…I kept Joanna’s simple farmhouse style in mind throughout the party planning.

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

Because a kid’s birthday party is all about having fun, I planned a few activities for the birthday girl and her guests.

As the guests began to arrive, they were invited to make bookmarks out of paint chip samples.  They did this by cutting the paint chip into a 2 inch strip and adding alphabet stickers to spell their name.  They were laminated, hole-punched, and a ribbon was tied through the hole.

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

Once everyone was there, “Demo Day” began!  If you watch the show, you know that is Chip’s favorite day!  I truly think the girls thought we were crazy when we gave them safety goggles, construction hard hats (plastic ones), and hammers.  We led them outside where small sections of drywall were propped against the fence.  And you can probably guess what happened next…

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

I think the girls had so much fun doing this that the rest of the party was a disappointment!

After the “demolition” was complete, the girls took on the role of Joanna and decorated a house…a plain cardboard playhouse, using various art supplies.

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

And finally there was a good old-fashioned game of BINGO…with vintage BINGO boards and nuts, bolts, and screws as place covers during the game.

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

After all the fun and games, it was time for cake…and what a cake it was!  I really wanted to serve cupcakes like they do at the Magnolia bakery, but Claire insisted on a cake that looked just like Chip and Joanna’s house.  How adorable is that cake!

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

fixer upper party | polka dots and picket fences

I’m pretty certain that Claire enjoyed turning double digits in the Fixer Upper style, just as much as I enjoyed planning the party!

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