Monday, January 24, 2011

mallory's turns four - think pink!

A party of pink, pink, Princesses, Tinker Bell, Dora, unicorns, Tangled and more pink. This is what Mallory requested for her birthday party. So, I went with the theme "Anything goes as long as it's mostly Pink!" I decorated with lots of pink, a few princesses and a couple splashes of blue since she did invite two boys along with seven girls.

CROWNS - I made these out of large sheets of stiff felt. I found the pattern for the princess crowns from the Koala Brains blog. I added silver sequins to the bottom of each crown. Then, I chose a different color of felt for each heart that I appliqued on to the crowns. The fun part came when I went through all my brads and buttons and added them to the crowns. I was even more excited when I realized I had every one's initials in silver glittered chip board alphabet letters that I glue gunned on. I used a piece of 1" wide elastic and sewed it to the ends of each crown in the back making them fit everyone for awhile - a little give as they grow. For the shape of the boys' crowns, I followed the pattern from the Juicy Bits blog .

TISSUE POM POMS - I followed this tutorial on Martha I used 10 sheets of tissue for each. They were easy, although some of them were a little bit funky in shape after I fluffed them!

CUPCAKE TOPPERS - I used Photoshop Elements to make 2" circles using the shapes in Artworks and Effects. I added "m's", "4's" and cupcake graphics from my digital scrapbook images to the circles. I punched out the circles with my 2" circle punch. Then, I punched color and patterned paper from my 2 1/2" scallop punch. I attached them to toothpicks and they were ready to put in cupcakes.

GIFT BAGS - For the girls, I had some Tinker Bell fabric I got on the cheap when Wal Mart was clearing out their fabric department a couple of summers ago. I just made simple bags with a drawstring at the top. I added each girls initials to the front of the bags. Now, for the boys, I had some vintage Disney Robbin Hood fabric that my mother in law had given me. They too got initials on the front. I filled the bags with candy jewelry, swirly straws, and PEZ.

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES - Each girl had a wooden unicorn (knights for the boys) waiting for them to color. We added liquid glitter to the manes when they were done. Then, they went to another table and made bracelets out of Life Savers, Fruity Cheerios and thin elastic which they wore throughout the party. We played our version of Pass the Pig. We passed Mallory's favorite stuffed animal - Traci , the Pig (named after me!), and when the music stopped, whoever had the pig was out. The last one remaining, won. After dinner, cupcake eating and present opening, we played Freeze Dance until the parents came.
BIRTHDAY SHIRT - I found a blank pink shirt hanging in her closet and appliqued a cupcake with a #4 on top of it. Quick and easy. The great thing was that she had leggings and a tutu skirt that matched pretty well to go with it.

END RESULT - Loads of Fun!


Releases by Rufydoof said...

Awww looks like she had a wonderful birthday...I want to come next time... those party bags look great!!


Julie said...

I love those crowns. That was a lot of pink and a lot of work. I know you had fun doing it all. So beautiful for a beautiful princess.

Tanya said...

What a fun mom you are!!! Good thing you have these pics for her to remember. I'm sorry we forgot to call. Give Mallory a big belated b-day hug from us!

Cheryl said...

Traci! What an amazing party! I loved the whole thing, though I am not sure I can show the girls the photos because they don't know parties like this even can happen! Wow! All the details and all handmade! It was beautiful. Those crowns were incredible and I am sure you put hours into making them all.

What a special day for a VERY, VERY special girl we love and adore too.

Happy Birthday Mallory from all the Jackson Girls!

Jaimee Blood said...

Ellie is STILL talking about how much fun she had! Thank you!

Tiffany said...

How cute was her bday party!!! I had a Princess turn 4 on the 24th and she had the same sucker! I had to do a double take when i first saw the title and pic. hehe looks like she had an awesome time!

Melissa said...

I just realized that I never stopped in to tell you how cool everything turned out! If we were not out of town I would have totally crashed, am I too old to wear a crown?
Which by the way, those crowns turned out AWESOME! You should post a tutorial on how you made them!

Pennings Gardens said...

Wow what an amazing party! The birthday girl must have been in heaven. It looks like a cooler and spunkier 'Martha' set this all up!! By that I mean you seem to have hit every detail on the head AND remebered to take pictures to show it all! I'm jealous my party wasn't this cool... oh and YOUR NEVER TOO OLD TO WEAR A CROWN!! hehe Nice work!!

jessbcuz said...

super cute party from start to finish! I love the ms pom poms my sis made one to hang in her daughter's room over her changing table when she was a wee one. Added just the right touch to her minimal but feminine style.
the crowns look excellent