Good Morning everyone! 2017! Wohooo!!! I’m so excited for this new calendar year! I’ve been low key and sort of absent even from social media because I was spending a LOT of time with my kids during winter break and once they returned to school on Wednesday, then I slowly started to get into things again. Today I have a super nice way to get started: my 9 year old daughter’s birthday party! My daughter turned nine back in November and I’ve been dying to show you the birthday party we made for her. So here you go, get ready to Pin because this is super cute: 9 Year Old Girl Birthday!
I just love the picture above! I love this girl!!! And as you can see, this party was all about vibrant color! It was a small little gathering with her nine classmates, on a Sunday morning from 10 am- 12 pm. The first thing we did was plan the Jewish theme/activity, which you will soon see, and then it all evolved from there!
As you can see our lazy susan was full of yummy and colorful breakfast treats!
In lieu of placemats or tablecloths I picked up two rolls of fuchsia wrapping paper and created paper runners along the table places. I loved the punch of color. I’m no caterer, but between my daughters and I we came up with simple, colorful and tasty treats for the girls.
We had cupcakes, mini pancakes, fruit cups, mini cheesecakes and bagels with cream cheese (but as you’ll see these weren’t just any kind of bagel).
Ok, let’s take a pause here, just to discuss fellow blogger Amy Kritzer’s Unicorn Bagels! (You might remember I visited her blog a while back with this recipe.) YUM! Amy has the most creative ideas and my girls and I love her delightful cookbook Sweet Noshings. Her Unicorn Bagels obviously had to make it to this colorful girls’ brunch. You know I don’t like sweets and I hardly ever touch a bagel with cream cheese… but let me tell ya’ these Unicorn Bagels have changed me forever! They are so incredibly good and please, so super cute!
My girls did a lot of the preparations with me, like ice chocolate cupcakes with pink icing and add colorful sprinkles and create tissue paper flowers for the styling. You have to see how they get into this stuff! Oh and did you notice our simple centerpiece to add a little height to the table without blocking my daughter’s face during the party…? We took branches from our back yard and we tied colorful ribbons. Voila! Simple, easy, pretty much cheap, and they could do it!
Oh and all those cute striped and dotted cupcake holders are from my nearby .99 cent store. Score!
We had chocolate milk and pink lemonade at the drinks’ station. (Super easy ready made and yummy drinks!)
Is she so cute or what? And do you spot more of those tissue paper flowers that she and her younger sister created?
And of course we had Tehillim (Psalms) for her to say her new chapter of Tehillim – Chapter 10 – and Tzedakah (charity) for all the girls to give.
We played a few games while we were eating and had a good laugh. Then, we moved on to the special craft that my daughters and I had planned: Decorating Challah Covers! I will post a separate tutorial on it, but it was definitely a good combination of easy, yet challenging enough for nine year old girls. It requires a few steps and they ended up with gorgeous, modern and colorful creations.
This one was my daughter’s challah cover, which we made the night before as a sample to show everyone. That way she was able to help everyone else with their hot gluing, tracing, painting, cutting trim etc.
Here she is helping her friends. And there’s me helping the girls make those mitered corners. ;-).
Now this spunky 7 year old is waiting for her Party! No worries, we’ve chosen a theme. We just have to execute!
I love these girls so much!
They sure are growing up fast…
I loved how this party turned out and am loving that my girls are learning that to live a spiritual and meaningful Jewish life, you don’t have to compromise in fun, style or any other external elements. On the contrary! It’s all about joining the spiritual and the physical to create true beauty!
So there you have it, 9 year old girl’s birthday party… now on to the next one ;-) Hope you liked it! Feel free to leave me any questions on sources or anything else on the comments below.
Related Post: 7 Year Old Girl’s Birthday Party
Photography by Janet Quirarte Photography