I have loved the Golden Girls since long before I ever understood any of the humor. I used to climb up in my Grandma’s bed and watch it with her with the biggest smile on my face seeing tears run down her face with laughter. So it is no surprise that I still fall asleep almost nightly to the familiar faces of Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. Since I have a little one who likes to come up and snuggle in my bed she has seen many episodes of the Golden Girls as her eyes have drifted off to sleep but you can still imagine my surprise and delight that when I asked her what she wanted as a birthday theme and she said I want a Golden Girls party!
This request was coming from my soon to be 4 year old and when it comes to a birthday outfit there is not much to choose from in the toddler catergory under the Golden Girls theme. But, thankfully I had my Silhouette and I made one myself. If you are older you can find some fun Golden Girls merchandise here! Or you can wear your favorite Miami Inspired 80’s wear!
Next, I had to think about a menu. Well, you can not have a Golden Girls party without cheesecake and if you have friend who offers to make you a white chocolate cheesecake than the answer is always yes! I added cool whip to it only to appease my little one who said it needed sprinkles.
To be fair she thinks sprinkles should be added to everything. Including the Boom Chicka Pop and she wasn’t wrong. It was pretty delicious.
We kept the decor gold and pink. You may think that pink is just my daughters favorite color and while you wouldn’t be wrong it isn’t the only reason. You see just like when I was little and laughed at the Golden Girls even when I didn’t understand it all, my little one was too and coming up with her own conclusions. She knew when to laugh thanks to the 80’s sitcom laugh tracks, but it was her idea of who the girls were that made me laugh the hardest. My daughter 100% believes that the Golden Girls are retired princesses. So in her mind all princesses like like therefore the party colors were pink and gold. She has logic I feel beyond her years so I stand by her color choices.
When it comes to favors I had a lot of fun. I wanted to really think about if I was a Golden Girl what would I have in my purse and how does that translate to a 4 year old. I broke it down like this.
- Hard candy
- Reading Glasses
- Something to write with
Our photo booth background was based on the theme song, Thank you for being a friend. You know the line “you would see the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say thank you for being a friend” (I dare you to say that without singing it).
I took a roll of gold wrapping paper and used crepe streamers to make it look like a present and we took their pictures with some photo booth props I made.
I hope that someday when she understands all of the humor of that show in it’s entirety that she will look back and laugh that she had the best 4th Birthday party of all time.
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