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i'm sitting here all alone, j's at a social event, the girls are OUT, and i'm recovering from the party today. looking through the photos, i've decided that they bring me so much joy...i want to blog them TONIGHT instead of waiting until next week. :)
hope you all don't mind!
harper decided she wanted a "flowers" theme and i came up with the idea of doing a "may flowers" party.
i had fun working on this party for a few weeks. most of the supplies are things i already had.
i thought i'd share what all i did. if you have any questions, please ask in the comments below. i LOVE to share ideas!
lanterns from oriental trading embellished wiht doilies,slice cut flowers,and jbs buttons.
party hats from the party store. decorated with slice cut flowers and 5s and jbs buttons
garland made from fishing line, silk gerbera daisies and daffodils and crepe paper (for the leaves)
i decorated the chandelier over the table with pom poms left over from harper's party last year, fringed crepe paper, paper chains (made with patterned paper in my stash), 5s cut with the slice, and various garlands i had around the house.
an overview of the table. that's her invitation to the left.
cookies and cupcakes from back in the day bakery. i made the cupcake toppers using SC notions, girls paperie embellishments, and toothpicks.
sprite in the bottle, with a flower embellished paper straw to drink out of. straws from shop sweet lulu
i put the cupcakes in a three tier basket in flower cupcake wrappers. i added some faux grass to the basket as well (yes, i really stuck with the flower theme..HA!)
marshmallows dipped in candy and flower sprinkles, another overview of the table
i filled watering cans (from the dollar spot at target) with bouquets and embellished the cans with doilies, slice cut flowers and 5s, and jbs buttons.
flower pinata...sadie was SCARY with that stick!
cute little ones dressed in florals
gifts from mama and daddy
window decorations made using dollar store flower doilies and slice cut flowers
favor boxes. these are from michaels. i topped them with doilies, gerbera daisies, twine, and tags cut with my slice. i stamped "❤ h" with studio calico stamps.
in the boxes:
flower socks from target dollar spot
flower shaped pot of lip gloss from michael's dollar spot
tiny flower pot with planted marigold or daisy seeds inside- target dollar spot
flower ponytail holder
2 flower hairclips
the pinata goodie bags. these are from shop sweet lulu. i topped them with doilies (also from shop sweet lulu) and 5s cut with my slice (do you sense that i got lots of use out of my slice???)
how CUTE are these flower pots i found at michaels? they matched our theme and colors PERFECTLY!
living room...a pretty sweet dance party took place here. HA!
entry area...martha stewart pom poms, photo banner, favors,etc.
i think this banner is one of my favorite things from the party. i found it at the party store, in the fiesta section. it's made of plastic. i added fabric flowers (thanks ginny!) and photos of h to it to make it a bit more special.
the mantel...lots of h's and layouts of my sweet girl. i kept the ice cream cone wrapper banner there too.
i had the idea to set up a "party photo booth" outside. i bought a few yards of floral fabric and hung it on the porch.
i set up a basket of accessories for the girls (HUGE sunglasses, beads, mustaches, leis, and a bunch of flower petal headbands and hats) and let them dress up and pose together.
h took a photo with each guest...so fun! we are going to print the photos and send them with our thank you cards.
the birthday girl and her gifts and the look on her face that made ALL the work SO worthwhile.
shirt by amy tangerine
it was hard work. it was. but also REALLY REALLY fun. and best of all? after the party was over tonight, harper crawled in my lap, put her little hands on both sides of my face and said
"thank you for making my birthday so special, mama".
and i melted. i would do this every day of my life for her.
i love my girl.