How time flies! I haven’t written a new post for so long. Life keeps getting in the way! But this blog is close to my heart, so I won’t give up trying to upkeep it, even if it’s not that regular! I even added some affiliate ads as you can see, to hopefully help me keep this blog running… let’s see how that goes!
So, on to the main topic, what better story for a new post than a new birthday party theme: Elena of Avalor! There was a time my daughter was crazy about her after the Tangled – Rapunzel party craze was over, so naturally, she wanted a birthday party with Elena as a theme. As always, Pinterest was my friend, so I found a lot of great and easy ideas to organize the party!
Elena of Avalor Birthday Cake and Treats
The Elena of Avalor Birthday Cake was kept simple. I asked a friend to make me a simple red and blue (colors of Avalor) cake. For the top of that cake, she printed out and glued some of the main characters on a stick. I also had a small, silver tiara that I wanted to put on the cake, but beware!!! You – and I learned that the hard way – can’t simply use a silver tiara on an Elena of Avalor birthday cake!!! So what can a mom do? She (I) painted the tiara with some gold acrylic paint, so it could be finally used as a proper Elena of Avalor cake decoration!!! But you can find lots of tiaras online, that are like the “real” Elena tiara… I also found some golden birthday cake candles which were perfect for the theme and the cake was ready!
To make some matching treats I got back to one of my favorite recipes, oreo cookies cream truffles (I will share the recipe in a future post, but you can find it easy on the Internet). I made three kinds of truffles: one kind was simple truffles that I covered in red and white chocolate and wrapped with foil and to make them more matching to the theme, I printed out some Elena pictures on shelf adhesive paper, cut them out and put them onto the foil. The other two were made as cake pops on sticks. To decorate those, I printed out two different Elena pictures (two for each cake pop, front, and back) and cut them and glued them onto the stick so the cake pop would become Elena’s dress.
Lastly, I prepared some easy to bake chocolate muffins. I added chocolate frosting to some and prepared toothpicks by gluing printed Elena pictures. I used strawberries as Elena’s dress and secured them with the toothpicks I mentioned. To the rest of the muffins, I added white vanilla frosting, sprinkled some red heart sprinkles over it and added the toothpicks without the strawberries (there were not so many strawberries in March!!)
To keep the kids busy, I prepared some super simple Mateo tamburitas. All I did was get small white paper plates and sticks (I covered the sticks with some big plastic straws for safety and color!). They need to be paper plates in order to be colored. For each tamburita, you will need to glue or secure with a stapler two plates (deep side to deep side) and then enter the stick and secure that, too. I provided a lot of coloring markers and pencils, and all the kids had super much fun! I tried to add some dried big beans to the tamburitas to make them noisier, but then I decided not to use them, due to my unnaturally fear of something bad happening with them (I had invited small kids to the party and feard that the beans could fall out and one of them would eat them….). But if you want to use the idea, it worked when I tried it! To make things complete I printed out a picture of Mateo yielding his magic tambourine, added a text to explain what to do and put it in a frame next to the ready to decorate tamburitas.
Elena of Avalor Pinata
Of course, no party is complete without a Pinata! This year I had so little time, that I had to make the project simpler. I decided to make a simple round pinata, using the same technique as with all of my other pinatas, with colors that match the theme and just print out an Elena of Avalor picture in the same size and glue that onto the pinata, which really worked great and everyone was happy!
So that was our Elena of Avalor themed birthday party! I hope you liked it and found some ideas to use! Check out some other birthday party themes to get more inspiration!