After much Pinterest-ing I pulled together a few ideas for the party, one of which included a dressing-up table full of goodies for the children to play dress up at. However as I needed at least twenty of everything I figured it would be cheaper to make the bracelets and necklaces myself, which led to me stringing beads onto elastic wire for two weeks! As well as these I bought tiaras and crowns, hair clips, hairbrushes, gem stickers, tattoos, sunglasses and then bought some little cars and farm animals for the boys who were coming. It was a really successful part of the party and kept the girls in particular occupied for quite some time.
We did the usual party games - pass the parcel and musical statues. It was definitely interesting having twenty children running around all over the place, trying to organise them!
We also had two princesses make a special appearance. Holly told me later this was her favourite part of the party and all the girls were mesmerised as Ariel and Belle sang for them and posed for photos.
After lots of dancing and opening of presents our little lady returned home, wiped out from all the excitement, and I wasn't far behind having to entertain twenty children for three hours! It was great fun for the kids and lovely for Holly to have a larger party, but I think I'll stick to soft play next time!