Invitations: Free(I just printed these off the computer and we handed them out as we saw our guests at different functions)
Cupcakes: $ 4.29 ( I made 56 total, 1 white mix and 1 Devil's food and only 1 can of frosting, princess cupcake liners were on sale at Dillons for .79 cents. The girls decorated their own cupcakes with sprinkles and decorations I had leftover from other baking projects.
Shaved Ice: $3.67 ( We had the shaved ice machine purchased a few years ago at Goodwill for $1.99) and the bag of ice was $1.47 and 2 packages of koolaid was .20 cents, this makes the syrup, just mix with sugar and a small amount of water and drizzle over the shaved ice. Spoons and foam cups $2.00 from Dollartree.
Princess Craft: $1.99 Kit purchased from Michael's on clearance. Each girl made their own princess themed picture frame, I took each of the girl's pic and printed it out to put into the frame and they took home the completed frame as a party favor.
Princess Game: Free We printed out a pic from "Princess and the Frog" that we enlarged to 17X22 and used green card stock from Grandma's stash to cut out tiara's to match the pic. We played stick the tiara's on the Princess. The prize was a few freebies I had collected over the last few months with coupons.
Gifts: In lieu of gifts, Hannah requested a few items to take to The Lord's Pantry at St. Pat's.
In all honesty, I really missed not being able to send home a goodie bag with each child, this is where I usually spend the bulk of a birthday party budget, but that was just not possible this year. As a parent, I am not a huge fan of goodie bags anyway, as the items usually end up as feet implants or landfill foder.
The highlight of the party was when we gathered to pray for the recipients of the "gifts", each girl began requesting prayers for their own intentions...it was such a sweet and unplanned moment.