Here’s how we throw a probllama-free llama birthday party.
My daughter is turning 10 this fall (November, to be specific). First, she asked for a party in August. She has wanted a water-activity party for several years, but I always have to tell her no since you never know what the weather will be like in October/November.
So here we are, throwing a party for a 9 3/4-year-old in August…three months before her actual birthday.
She gets the water slide, she gets the trampoline sprinkler water park, she gets the Slip ‘N Slide, and she gets to invite the whole world. (I am also big on not leaving people out, but that’s for another day).
She also wants a LLAMA birthday party.
Um. Ok. Last year the theme was Halloween cats. The year before it was Halloween. The year before that, it was purple. But Llamas…is that even a doable party theme?
Turns out, it is! This llama party planning has been so fun! And it’s taken minimal effort.
First, we got our plates and birthday banner.
Then we stacked our cups in a fun color sequence—it makes them stand out more!
We found these llama sprinkles for the cupcakes at Walmart, and I ordered these cute llama molds from Amazon to make little llama and cactus melts for cupcake toppers. I used pink, neon green, teal, white confetti, and orange. (I made these in advance and layered them in a container to keep until I’m ready—I’m nothing if not a planner. I like to prep everything in advance for an easy day. Any extras, we’ll put in a bowl for people to eat.)
We are serving Chick-fil-A nuggets. I am a signature member (yes, we eat there A LOT, after every cheer practice and at least a few times a month as a family), so I get the trays with my points I’ve saved up.
Finally, we have our goodie bags. I found these llama keychains that come with a bag and a thank you card already! I added a sucker and a little thing of bubbles. I also grabbed some llama stickers and put one at the back, facing out. We put it all together and put them in cute little buckets from Dollar Tree. Am I the only one with a cute little bucket obsession?
We are officially ready for her birthday! I created the event on Facebook, then created a paper copy from Etsy, and Walmart printed them for me for 7 cents each.
This was a fun and easy and cheap birthday party theme, and I am here. for. it.