Sharing is caring!

Birthday Party with OTC and Free Party PDF

Birthday Party with OTC and Free Party PDFBirthday parties are easier with Oriental Trading Company’s (OTC) products. This post is about a big celebration for a 5-year-old and has a party printable freebie. Hey, when you start life as a micro-preemie at 1 lb. 13 oz. and get to five years of age, everyone is so happy! OTC allows us to have $100 of party resources for this special event. You may find similar products at this link.

Five years ago this little princess looked like this! She was so premature of course it was a constant worry. Born in October, she just made it home in time for Christmas. Her birthday was supposed to be in January, several months later.

Little-Princess-in-incubator

She’s come a long way, baby! We were so very happy to have a birthday party to celebrate how far she has come and that she is healthy today. Can you tell she is even the same person? We are so thankful she is doing so well now. You have probably noticed her in my previous blog posts. birthday-party-fun-and-free-printable (20)

The party room was nicely decorated before the guests arrived. The birthday banner and decor as added all around the room. Mom had the balloons from OTC filled with helium for the occasion.

birthday-party-fun-and-free-printable

The gift table was started with a few gifts before people arrived.

gift table at first

The table was ready for guests. And table cloths were ready for guests who brought more tables and chairs, as well. The decor from OTC was good quality and so many of the decorations are being passed on to another cousin for an April birthday, which is very nice.

table decor

While the pizza run was being done, other items were set up.

birthday-party-fun-and-free-printable (15)

Treat bags were ready for when the children were leaving. There were treat bags for both boys and girls. These were the ones for the girls.

treat bags ready to be taken home at the end of the party

What would the children do during the party (besides eat)? Coloring supplies were put out. The coloring pages are part of the free printable PDF.

coloring pages

We had a birthday bingo game printed out from the freebie ready for use, as well.

birthday-party-fun-and-free-printable (4)

An Oriental Trading Company crown making kit with stick on jewels were made by the children. They enjoyed selecting colors, punching out the triangles, and adding the decorations.

making OTC crowns with a kit

A crown project almost ready to be worn.

crown project ready to wear

Who wants to pin the tail on the donkey when princesses are available? This OTC game has a Cinderella Slipper and other princess items instead.

blindfold party game

Prizes helped everyone keep busy and find something to do! Prizes for everyone for each activity kept the children happy and busy.

prizes for everyone

The free party printable is at this link: birthday-coloring-ages-and-bingo-game

Happy-birthday-bingo-and-coloring-pages-freebie

Thank you for reading, Carolyn

You might also like my free editable birthday awards described in this post.

Free-Editable-Birthday-Awards

You might also like the editable birthday and calendar classroom pack. Read about it at this informational blog post.

editable-birthday-awards-display-calendars-and-class-books-and-slides

develop-reading-comprehension-skills-ebook-free-pdf
 

Free developing reading comprehension skills eBook for parents and teachers of young children. ABCs for parents.

 
Before Reading
 
birthday-party-children-free-bingo-game
 

Birthday bingo and coloring pages free printable for children’s parties. The PDF is an instant download available at the post.

 
Birthday Bingo
 
tooth-brushing-charts-free--download-printable-PDF
 

Tooth brushing charts free instant download at this blog post — to help parents encourage children to be more independent and routine about tooth care.

 
Brush Your Teeth Charts
 
can-you-really-trust-worksheets-in-all-published-workbooks
 

Can You Really Trust Worksheets in All Published Workbooks?

 
Can you trust worksheets?
 
Comparison of Two Kinds of Clay for Children’s Handprints
  
Clay Handprints
 
prepare-for-learning-to-read-in-kindergarten
 

Learning to read in kindergarten and first grade begins with things parents can do at home.

 
Concepts of Print
 
garage-sales-help-children-learn-about-making-change
 

Garage sales help children learn about making change! They help children learn about coins.

 
Counting Coins
 
cpr-ccr-and-aed-emergency-information-for-parents-and-teachers_
 

CPR, CCR, and AED Emergency Information

 
CPR, CCR, and AED
 
Preparing Your Child for First Grade Math
 

A post about preparing your child for first-grade math in daily life without worksheets or flashcards.

 
Daily Life Math
 
Back to School and Thinking About Homework
 

Back to school and thinking about homework for K-2 students, parents, and teachers is on my mind.

 
Homework
 
thoughts-for-parents-of-struggling-reading-parents
  
Issues in Reading
 
Jewel Reward Jar and Alphabet Fun Free PDF
 

Jewel Reward Jar and Alphabet Fun Free PDF

 
Jewel Jar
 
four-tips-to-lock-out-hackers
 

Four tips to lock out hackers

 
Lock Out Hackers
 
help-children-realize-the-moon-can-be-out-when-iti-is-daytime
 

Help children notice the moon can be visible during the daytime.

 
Moon in Daytime
 
Miss Owl and Mom blog posts with parenting information and activities
  
Morgan’s Mom Posts
 
visiting-a-homeschool-in-northern-ireland-from-usa
  
Northern Ireland
 
opendyslexic-font-for-electronic-devices-and-kindle
 

OpenDyslexic Font for Electronic Devices and Kindle

 
OpenDyslexic Font
 
Pint-Sized Perfectionists Carry a Painful Burden
 

Pint-sized perfectionists carry a painful burden and can cause parental anguish. Understand what is going on.

 
Perfectionists
 
Adoption Matters: Orphan Train to Modern Day
 

An anthology: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care. Fifteen writers.

 
Orphan Train & Today
 
discussion-questions-for-book-groups
 

Discussion Questions for Book Groups List Free PDF Downloads

 
Questions Book Discussions
 
grammar-c-tess
 

Facts About the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense Series

 
Sentence Sense Program
 
Safe at Home Coloring Pages for Quarantine
 

Safe at Home coloring pages is a free PDF download in our free eMember area. Discuss pages with children.

 
Safe at Home
 
Simple Birthday Coloring Pages for Ages 3-7
 

Simple birthday color pages for ages 3-7 are an easy activity for birthday parties which include toddlers. Free instant download PDF.

 
Simple Coloring
 
step-by-step-assemble-sling-bookshelf
 

This link is to an informational step by step blog post with photos of how we assembled our sling bookshelf. First, set up one side of the bookshelf by leaning it against something.

 
Sling Bookshelf for Kids
 
small-hands-creating-hope
 

 A post about a Small Hands Creating Hope Project for the American Cancer Society

 
Small Hands Create Hope
 
Tips to Help Prevent the Summer Slide in Reading
 

Summer slide can be prevented, although it takes some concentrated effort on the part of parents, students, and caregivers.

 
Summer Slide
 
Baby Theme Baskets with Board Books and Toys
 

Theme baskets for baby include board books, soft baby toys, and musical interactives. These baskets are for a baby about 7 months old. Baby is ready to learn!

 
Theme Baskets
 
travel-tips
 

If you are traveling with children, plan quiet times during the day and anticipate random hunger or thirst.  Plan ahead for children’s needs.

 
8 Travel Tips
 
New Baby Coloring Pages Free Printable
 

Coloring pages to welcome new babies are included in this post. Free instant download PDF. This post was part of a virtual baby shower.

 
Welcome Baby
 
homeschool-recent-study
 

Why people homeschool — have you wondered?

 
Why People Homeschool Recent Study
 
World Prematurity Day: An Interview About HELLP Syndrome
 

Do you know about HELLP Syndrome? No, that is not a misspelling. With HELLP, not everyone has the same symptoms.

 
World Prematurity Day
 
school-fears-discussion-guide
 

Actually, children do worry about everything from tying shoes to whether or not they will be able to get lunch.

 
Worrying About School