I blame Pinterest for this idea.
How many mama's out there face the 'perfect-Pinterest-party-pressure'?
They stress over all the cute and crazy decorating ideas to make your child's birthday the marvel of all the neighbours, and give the appearance of a staged photo shoot.
Ok, I admit the temptation is there for me too.
Any excuse to get creative.. and decorate!
But, I opted to keep it simple this year (apart from all of us dressing up!).
If we had have thrown a party (if our daughter wasn't sick) I would have made these cute drinking cups o' cuteness:
I like to think of them as a rustic-sippy cup.
I love how you can customize the mason jar with a fun muffin liner (lots of colourful options at craft stores)!
You could wrap twine or ribbon around it, with kid's name tags hanging from them.
I filled it with apple juice and frozen berries.
(Adult versions would be fun too... warmed cider?)
If you have a minute, Azriel's 'review' is pretty hilarious:
Lots of slurping...
"Make it funner"...
(maybe skip the twine for kids?!) hehe.
Overall it was a deliciously cute success!
Azriel kept wanting to drink out of her 'fun' cup after that.
You could even dress these up for Christmas themed parties soon too.