My daughter Lu had very big ambitions for her third birthday party. Ariel's ship. Belle's village, Snow White's cottage, and Rapunzel's tower. I wanted to make her party what she wanted, without spending a fortune. The grandparents donated some boxes from some furniture they bought, and tada! Lu's expectations came to life. Lu helped me every step of the way, which is the way I think birthdays should be.
It was a win/win situation. Lu got the party she wanted, and we got to spend some quality time together.
Le Marche from Belle's village. I think this was Lu's favorite addition.
We made our playhouse into Snow White's cottage, and our wagon was the royal carriage.
We already had this popup cardboard Disney castle-- I found it in the clearance aisle after Christmas.