Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ballerina Birthday Party!

Hello!  It's Saturday and I am here with a new Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge! This week we have a fun challenge, Birthday and Parties! 
 Our sponsor this week is Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker!!!!  For our winner we have a paper pack!!

This challenge is perfect for me as my daughter Ariel just celebrated her 6th Birthday (I have a birthday post underneath this one)  I have A LOT to share today!  

I want to start with the invites.  I was running out of time and was not inspired.  I came home from a few days away to a package in the mail including new goodies from my favorite things!  As soon as I got that stamp set in my hands I was inspired and came up with this fun design:




For my regular readers you may remember me mentioning these invites and how much time they took!  Now you can see why!  :> I stamped each "Polaroid" with the girl's names and colored each girl to look like them!  I paper pierced her outfit it's hard to tell but the skirt is sparkly!  I stamped the kraft  cardstock with white frost pigment colorbox ink (got a new ink pad and what a difference!) with the Hero Arts Stamp Life of the Party Dots.  I also made the polariod a magnet by applying magnet sheet to the back (may as well make it a keepsake with how much work i put into it!)


The invitations were a HUGE hit!  When the parents RSVP they had such lovely things to say!  :>  And the girls loved them!  When I started the invitation I was thinking of doing a fairy party but than I told Ariel that it could be a fairy party or a ballerina party.  And she choose ballerina!  

I made a lot of things for Ariel's birthday party.  I made tissue paper pom pom's to hang from the ceiling.  It was my first time making them, I always wanted to!  I youtubed it and watched several videos and combined the knowledge!  It wasn't perfect but a lot of the mother's complimented them, they gave the room a nice pink glow:

(By the way none of the girls tried to hit them, that was Carter when he got home from the grandparents he pulled out the chair stood on it and gave it a good go!)

Because it was a ballerina dance party I decided it would be fun to make dance skirts for all the girls.  My mom and I went to the fabric store together and decided on this fun material and she wanted to sew them!  We came up the pattern from another ballerina skirt of Ariel's:

All of the girls loved the skirts and were so excited to put them on!  We danced in the basement.  I showed them some steps than two of them showed some others.  Than we put some music on and just danced away:





I made little ballerina cupcake toppers.  I got the idea here.  I didn't have tulle and I didn't want to go back to the fabric store (another errand) so I used some fabric I had already.  All the girls loved them, the photo I took during the party was blurry so I had to take one again later.  But all the leftoevers were crumpled a bit oh well you get the idea:


I made chocolate covered oreos on a stick for her class on her birthday:

And for the party too:

They are so delicious!  The best hint I would have for making them is to use double stuffed oreos!  :>

Here are a few more photos from the party:

  We made wands.  I looked online and was horrified by how many sites were to actually make magical wands instead of kids wands like I put in!  Check out this link for the ones we made.  



The party went really well.  The girls all loved the craft and the dancing!  With so many girls (13 came!!!) I was worried it would get out of control but it didn't at all.  It went really well and fast!  :>  

I hope that you will join us this week with our challenge of birthdays and parties!  Please check out the Wee Memories blog for more info and to be further inspired by all the designers!  You have until Friday November 18th at 11:59 pst!!!!  I hope that you enjoyed my post!  It took a really long time to write up!

19 comments:

Karen B. said...

You are such a sweet mom, your daughter is sure to remember this forever! Love the ideas of the pull apart magnets on the cards too!

Annette said...

aww this is seriously so so cute... What a fun fun day for your daughter...she will forever remember...now you have to do a layout...or mini album..

Cathy Fong said...

oohhh!! what a great party! your daughter must be very very happy :) i agree with Annette, you should start on mini album/layout project for her party. love all these party set. the decor and everything!

Laurel said...

Super cute! I love it all especially the pink! What a lucky girl!

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. amazing.. I just love all that wonderful pink!! What a great theme for a birthday party. love everything you created Anita!! xx

Barb said...

What a treat for Ariel to have such a crafty mom! Love everything, from the invites to the cute skirts! Fun post, Anita! Hugs! :)

Nona said...

Aww this is so cute, Anita! You are seriously such a sweet mom. Your daughter will definitely remember this forever. I love how you personalized each invitation, and the decorations, dance skirts, and yummy treats came out wonderfully.

Virginia L. said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Virginia L. said...

What an AWESOME mama you are, Anita! The party invites are super cute and LOVELY! They sure are labor of LOVE!! Hugs!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday Ariel! Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos Anita! You are such a great Mom you know! And I love how you made those invitations, so personalized! Totally awesome!

Tiffany said...

Wow, Anita! You sure throw one fabulous girly party!! Such hard work into everything you do for sweet Ariel! She must know how much you adore her! Love the theme and the colors on your cards, so very sweet!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh my, such adorable invites and party favours! Ariel is so lucky to have you throw such a wonderful party. Thanks for sharing all the sweet photos, too!

Dawn said...

what a wonderful party Anita... you went to so much effort, I am very impressed. That's a lot of girls at your party. Looks amazing fun.

~Tammy~ said...

OH MY GOSH GIRL!!! THIS IS JUST AWESOME!!!!! We just had my son's party this weekend as well, and my invites did land me a job! I love love everything you created to make your daughter's party special!

It's a labor of love isn't it. I created a lot of my own decorations too!

So glad the party went well! :-) Looks like they had a blast!

Trinh said...

Wow, Anita, you outdid yourself! From the invites to the decorations, I love all the details!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a party, Anita! You went all out, and the smile on your baby's face says it was all worth it! Oh! And your invites are absolutely darling! LOVE all the thought and detail you put into each one!

Amy said...

Anita, your party with all the girls turned out beautiful and just look at that smile on Ariel's face! Love all the work you put into this......Love those skirts!!

Anne said...

Wow- what a fabulous party Anita! Areil is one lucky girl to have such a wonderful mommy like you :) Love the amazing invites you made!

Nina Brackett said...

Wow, you're such an amazing mama! What a wonderful gift you gave your daughter...the memories of a beautiful birthday celebration.

 

Crafty Girl Designs | Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial License | Dandy Dandilion Designed by Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates