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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!