My girls turned 7 last month and they really wanted to have a Brave birthday party. I did a search on the internet and tons of ideas came up. I’ll share some of what we did.
First, the girls “needed” to have some Merida birthday dresses. I found Brave fabric at Joann’s and this cute Merida applique file at Lynnie Pinnie. I also learned a great tip for making appliques that saves soooo much time and frustration. Sew your applique onto a piece of felt first and then cut a small border around your applique and sew it onto your dress, shirt, bag, etc. This also means there won’t be any of that itchy stitching on the inside either! Yeah!
I just made them some basic t-shirt dresses but I think they are cute!
The most helpful resource was on Disney Family. All of the following ideas are from this site.
We made the bear paw cookies as well as fruit skewers to look like arrows.
I cut out and laminated these cute Brave charms and the girls strung beads and these charms to make necklaces.
I printed out these activity books to go in the party favor bags.
I also used these cute Thank Cards. I made my own invitations but the ones on the Disney site are cute too.
For decorations I made ruffled streamers and tissue paper pompoms.
For the ruffled streamers tutorial go to MADE.
The pompoms are very easy.
You will need tissue paper, floral wire or pipe cleaners, fishing line for hanging, and scissors.
Spread out 8-12 sheets of tissue paper and fold it back and forth accordion style.
Cut the corners off of each end to make them rounded.
Pinch it in the center and twist the floral wire or pipe cleaner around it.
Start to pull the sheets apart one at a time.
Keep pulling and fluffing until it looks just right and hang with fishing line.
For activities, we beaded necklaces, made snow cones, put on temporary Brave tattoos, and colored a giant cardboard castle.
Then it doesn’t hurt to have a sister who just happens to run school enrichment programs as well as super awesome birthday parties. She planned a whole scavenger hunt with rhyming clues and everything. The girls were searching for the lost cake.
My girls took turns reading the clues and then everyone would run to the next location. At each location my sister had set up different activities that needed to be completed before reading the next clue.
Some of the activities were:
A “Horse” relay race
Keep the wisps in the air and try to get them into the witches house
Learn and dance the jig
Everyone had a really great time! Thanks auntie!
Then they found the cake and we all had cake and ice cream and opened presents. All of my cake pictures came out blurry but it was really cute so I hope that you can get an idea of it anyway. It was just from our local grocery store and they did a great job! Yes there are two sets of Merida decorations on there. One for each girl of course!
Happy Birthday Girls!