One of the gifts I made K for her tenth birthday was this Totoro bleach silhouette shirt, which I based on this t-shirt that I found on Pinterest. I have to admit I had one fail before I got this one (bleach seeped under the stencil). I used adhesive craft foam to make the stencil.
On the day of the party less than an hour before the guests arrived, I decided K needed soot sprites for her hair. So I quickly made some for her braid.
We blew up seventy-five balloons (a little more than half of them with helium) and stuck eyes on them (I printed the eyes on re-positionable mailing labels and cut them out). Some were used as yard decorations but most of them ended up in the bounce house.
We really wanted a house shaped bounce house but couldn't find any that weren't haunted houses.
K made a few Totoro fuse bead items for party decorations. Here is a small Totoro.
I made a giant cardboard Totoro and a bus stop sign for a photo booth. Notice I even made the sign rusty just like in the movie!!
Unfortunately because it was pushing ninety, we did not get to use the Totoro hoodie and hat I made.
I tried to keep the food Totoro themed. There were flower cupcakes with Totoro cupcake wrappers.
Hershey's kisses, mini Nilla wafers, and peanut butter chip acorns (these are so yummy).
Chocolate no-bake cookie soot-sprites.
The kids had a great time in the bounce house.
Finally we took out the pinata that I made.