My daughter is turning 11 this month so I have been planning her party. She has decided she really wants a zebra striped theme. Oh, and with a touch of pink, too. A friend of mine is going to make her a zebra striped cake and I will post the pictures here when the party is done, but here’s what I’m thinking so far. (update – see the pictures of the zebra striped cake)
I created the invitation – feel free to print it out for your own party. It is a black and white zebra stripe with plenty of pink accents.
We are having her party at a local gymnastics school since many of the girls are gymnasts and all they want to do is flip, jump on trampolines and dance around any how. The girls will do open gym (supervised, unstructured time in the gym) for about 1.5 hours then we will have the party room.
I am getting solid hot pink table covers, black and white dessert plates, hot pink silverware, and using a zebra pinata as the centerpiece. Plus I am going to print out these adorable zebra and pink glamour water bottle wrappers for the water bottles.
In addition to her zebra cake, I think we are going to dip some Oreo cookies in white chocolate, dip some strawberries in white chocolate and add some zebra striped drizzles, and put out a few more bowls of muchies for the girls.
After doing cake, we will go back out into the gym and play “Pass the Present”. Basically you wrap a small gift in many layers of paper. Sit the party guests in a circle and start some music. The girls pass the present from person to person until the music stops. The person holding the gift when the music stops gets to take a layer of wrapping off. This continues until one person is left opening the final layer. I like to make the gift something to share so that everyone gets something.
For party favors I am thinking doing little pink take-out style containers with of some sort with nail polish, a zebra tissue pack, some hairbands, lip gloss, and little packs of mints.