Two things I'm generally short on lately are time and money. I wanted my five year old's party to be special. I wanted her to feel special because, hey, you only turn five once!
With a bit of time, I created a corner that was worthy of a celebration for a wonderful little soul.
This girl of mine is a real artiste. I dug out the huge Ziploc bag I use to store her creations, and created a wall gallery of some of her drawings. I cleared off a little shelf, and added some framed photos of special moments: nursing while she was a baby, cuddling her daddy, and eating cotton candy.
Finally, I used push pins to suspend a large white silk play scarf from the ceiling. I dug out a bunch of star decorations from our Christmas box, and hung them from the ceiling as well.
I didn't spend a cent on this. When she saw it, her eyes widened in wonder. She felt special. I felt happy.