- Colorado Springs, CO
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Age Five Is Right (22 photos)
One of my favorite shows growing up was The Price is Right – with Bob
Barker, Barker’s Beauties, etc. – circa 1985. I thought it would be
fun to recreate a vintage “The Price is Right” as “Age Five is Right”
for a 5th birthday party for a boy or girl!
First I turned to some amazing dessert artists for help: Brittany of
Edible Details created the sparkly, groovy flowers that topped my
homemade cake. Arlene of Sprinkle Parade created the beautiful green
glitter cake balls (I picked these up on a trip to NYC – yay for being
green!). Jodi of Serendipitous Sweets made the amazing and delicious
themed cookies! I bought the cupcakes at Wal-mart.
I made a box cake mix and bought rolled fondant from Michael’s to
cover it. This was my first time touching fondant and it was really
easy for covering the cake. If you’re new to fondant – I recommend
watching a YouTube video on how to work with it.
Next, I focused on the colorful backdrop. For this, I taped christmas
lights (white stranded icecycle lights that we use every year) on to a
wall in our house in a random pattern. Then I used vinyl tablecloths
that I cut in to strips (I didn’t cut all the way through, I left a
strip in tact at the top to make it easier to work with) and taped
these up over the Christmas light covered wall. In our house, this
wall happens to be a large mirror, but it would work on any painted
We have Ikea storage furniture (EXPEDIT) that worked perfectly for the
bottom portion of the display. I was able to create little windows
into the cubbies for the “One Right Price” game. I bought black
craft paper from a local teachers supply store for 0.25 per foot (my
favorite bargain find for this project!!) to tape to the front of the
I created three games, all of which can be played by each of the four kids.
Secret X – I created out of poster board. (this can be played four times)
One Right Price – I used foam core, poster board and a little bit of
gold glitter (this can be played four times – you just need eight
separate prizes to use- these can double as party favors)
Punch A Bunch – I used foam core for the sign and printed the circles
on standard copy paper and cut them out.. (you can have each kid punch
a certain amount of circles) Inside you can place tickets so each kid
can add up their number of tickets to see who has the highest number,
then they can pick from the dessert table first
For all of the games, I found the appropriate “logo” on the Price is
Right website and printed them out. For the larger prints, I blew up
the letters and cut them out and adhered them to poster board. This
is a good way to do this because when you blow up the logos, they are
blurry around the edges and you can cut that portion out.
I also created some special items (cupcake wrappers, cupcake toppers,
cake topper, patterned paper) that will be available for free download
on my blog: www.greenbeansie.blogspot.com.
The favors are incorporated into the One Right Price game as prizes.
I included 8 toys in my tally (two different toys for each of the 4
players). Most of these can be purchased at the dollar store, other
items were purchased from the clearance section at Walmart and used
books from a used bookstore. I also had enough desserts that the kids
could take one or two treats home.
All of the items for the table setting were purchased at Walmart. I
also included the big dice (from the Dollar Tree) for determining who
gets to play each game first.
Fondant Flowers: Edible Details http://www.facebook.com/EdibleDetails
Glitter Balls: Sprinkle Parade http://www.facebook.com/SprinkleParade
Custom Cookies: Serendipitous Sweets http://www.facebook.com/SerendipitousSweets
Free Price is Right printables by Green Beansie Ink
The party was created for a budget challenge at Sparkling Events &
Designs and was shown here back in April: