I've already posted about one of Ali's gifts here, but here are some more! The most important part of throwing a successful birthday party is being prepared. I had the gifts picked out and completely wrapped 2-3 weeks before her birthday.
When I saw the Lightning Deal at Amazon, via Money Saving Mom, for this cake set before Christmas, I snatched it up immediately! An hour later I went back to order another and they were already sold out. This set, which is $20-$25 at a local store, was $8. My kids play tea party and/or birthday party every day so I know they will LOVE this!!!
It's hard to find party stuff with Angelina on it in the USA although there is lots of it in the UK. For this reason, I was excited to nab an Angelina package on ebay. It was $12 including shipping and contained a mylar balloon, a card, wrapping paper, a silk Angelina ballet shoes backpack, and bracelet. My little girl really gets into theme events so I was thrilled to be able to get her some Angelina stuff for her Angelina-themed party. I also found a brand-new Angelina DVD for $2 (plus $3.50 shipping) on half.com
These gifts were from the Dollar Tree. Pretty hairbows (something I just can't resist!)
and flashcards for school.