In the enchanting world of Disney, every movie is a doorway to a new realm of imagination and wonder. The recent gem, “Wish,” has captured hearts with its mesmerizing story, making it a perfect theme for a birthday party that’s as magical as the tales we tell our little ones at bedtime.
My daughter requested an “Asha” party for her fourth birthday party and has been watching Wish on repeat since it came out. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you our “Reach FOUR the Stars” party plan that’s sure to dazzle guests of all ages, inspired by the celestial beauty and heartwarming adventure of “Wish.”
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Transform Your Space into a Starlit Sky
The first step in our magical journey is to create an atmosphere that’s truly out of this world. Imagine stepping into a space where the night sky envelops you. With its twinkling stars and the promise of a wish waiting to be made. To achieve this, drape your party area in dark blue fabrics, simulating the night sky, and adorn it with strings of delicate fairy lights.
We hosted our party at a local park outside during the day. Instead of lights, we opted for this star string garland from Amazon which gave the perfect amount of sparkle. I also used these fabric arch frames from Amazon with purple, lavender and gold shimmer covers. I purchased these arches (cheaper than renting them) and have already used them so many times! The look was completed with this gold and white balloon garland kit and a “Reach four the Stars” banner.
Centerpieces could be crafted from glowing lanterns, encircled by an array of star-shaped glitter cutouts, casting a soft, enchanting glow over your tables. Or mix beautiful purple flowers with these printable signs and fun toys from the movie.
Invitations That Sparkle with Promise
Set the tone for your celestial celebration with invitations that are as starry-eyed as the theme itself. Opt for designs that feature a deep blue palette, sprinkled with golden stars, and the silhouette of the iconic “Wish” castle. Try a playful note such as, “Join us as we Reach FOUR the Stars at [Child’s Name]’s Birthday!”. This adds a personalized touch that builds anticipation for the magical day.
A Feast Fit for Starry-Eyed Dreamers
No party is complete without treats that delight and dazzle, and our “Wish” themed bash is no exception. Serve up galactic snacks like star-shaped sandwiches and cheese cut into star shapes. Sweets are a must, with yellow colored snacks and cookies and cupcakes adorned with a starry topper, topped with edible glitter that mimics the sparkle of the night sky. The pièce de résistance? A “Wish” themed birthday cake, alive with the magic of the movie, featuring starry embellishments and beloved characters.
Activities That Spark Imagination
Engage your little guests in activities that not only entertain but also ignite their creativity. Set up a craft station where they can create their own wish stars or magical wands, adorned with all the glitter and glam befitting a Disney-inspired party. Organize a “Star Seeker Scavenger Hunt,” hiding star-shaped tokens for a fun-filled adventure. And for a quiet moment amidst the excitement, a cozy corner screening “Wish” or its most enchanting scenes offers a magical respite. A “Star” piñata was also a huge hit at our party!
We also hired an Asha character entertainer who really helped make the party magical. Asha read a story, painted nails, did Pixie Dust wishes and sparkly star tattoos and of course joined in singing Happy Birthday. My daughter’s reaction was priceless!
Parting Gifts That Keep the Magic Alive
As the party draws to a close, send your guests home with a piece of the magic. Wish jars filled with glitter and a note encouraging them to dream big make for a memorable takeaway. Star-shaped bubble bottles promise endless fun, and enchanted storybooks of Wish inspire future adventures.
Gratitude That Shines Bright
In the days following the celebration, express your heartfelt thanks with custom cards that reflect the starry theme. A photo of the birthday child, dressed in their “Wish” inspired attire, alongside a message of gratitude, makes for a touching memento of a day where dreams took flight.
Creating a “Wish” themed birthday party is about more than just decorations and treats; it’s about crafting an experience that fills our little ones with wonder, inspires them to dream, and reminds us all that the magic of Disney lives on in their joyful hearts. So, here’s to reaching for the stars and making every birthday wish come true!