Pink Superhero Party

I'm finally getting around to posting Lila's Pink Superhero birthday party that we celebrated in July!  I had a lot of fun with this theme.  The printables for this party are available in my Etsy shop here.  It's been featured on Kara's Party Ideas and Catch My Party.  The girls' capes are from Neverland Nook on Etsy, and the favor capes and masks are from Fun Kidz Stuff on Etsy.


A Cowboy and Cowgirl Birthday Party!

A few weeks ago my friend Becky of Studio 623 Photography, threw an adorable cowboy/cowgirl birthday party for two of her kiddos!  I was lucky enough to design some party printables that evolved into a new collection, which will be up in the shop soon!  The party was complete with pony rides, a scavenger hunt, pin the tail on the donkey and a piñata!  The kids had a blast!  Here are some of the photos!


What a sweet birthday girl, watching the ponies arrive!
Birthday boy and girl blowing out their candles!
 Camille with the birthday girl!
I just love this picture of Camille!

Here's Lila with the look she gives people who look at her. :)

Party Styling and Photography- Studio 623 Photography
Cupcakes- Cowgirl Cupcake
Party Printables- Northwest Lovelies 

Recycled Crayon Gift Tags

Spring is the time of year when our calendar starts filling up with birthday parties!  We were on our third party when I decided we should get creative with the gift wrapping.  I've never made a recycled crayon, but have always wanted to, and thought that the shape would be perfect as a gift tag!  We started by taking the wrappers off of the broken crayons (which is an excellent task for keeping little hands busy!) and then melting them in an old mini muffin tin in the oven at 275 degrees for a few minutes.
When they were still slightly warm, I poked a hole near the top with a skewer (don't wait until they've cooled or they'll crack!), and then stuck them in the freezer for a little while (that way they pop out really easily).
The girls colored some brown kraft paper to use as wrapping paper.
We added a paper circle by punching a tiny hole near the top, and strung the two together with monofilament.  Then we wrapped the gifts with jute twine.
The girls really enjoyed making crayons and designing their own wrapping paper!  I may have had a little too much fun making the crayons.  I had to stop myself when I was breaking perfectly good crayons so I could melt them down and see how they turned out. :)

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A Cloud Chandelier

My poor chandelier is almost always covered in something.  I like to think of it as getting it dressed up for different occasions!  Here it is for Lila's birthday party last summer, covered in blue and white poms and lanterns:
Here it is for my friend's bridal shower covered in pink and white poms and lanterns:
Here it is for Halloween covered in spider webs:
And for Camille's Vidia party, it dressed up as a cloud! 
All it takes to turn your chandelier into a cloud (or to make free hanging clouds!) is an old pillow, some ornament hooks and monofilament.
Here's how I did it:
1. Cut open pillow and pull out stuffing.
2. Carefully pull off and fluff a piece of stuffing to form a cloud. 
3. Tie monofilament to an ornament hook and hook inside cloud.
4. Tie another ornament hook to the other end of the monofilament for hanging.

I ended up using about 10 different clouds of varying sizes to cover the chandelier (I only covered the front, not the entire thing).   I would have liked to have the clouds hang from the ceiling individually, but the ceiling in the dining room is really high!  I love the big focal point though, and it went nicely with our fast flying fairy themed party!
 Something to note: This pillow stuffing was cotton and polyester.  When we turned the chandelier on, while it looked really neat, it got hot pretty quickly.  We kept it turned off, just in case!

A Vidia Themed Birthday Party

**Printables from this party are now available in my etsy shop!**

We celebrated Camille's 4th birthday this weekend!  It was such a great party!  We skipped the party thing last year since we were in Disneyland over her birthday, so I was definitely ready to plan a big one for her this year!  She chose a Vidia themed party, and if you're at all familiar with the Disney Fairies franchise, you know that Vidia is the fairy with the most attitude.  I tried to persuade her to go with a different theme, but Camille adores Vidia.  The unfortunate part was that she'd had a Tinker Bell birthday party when she turned 2, so I've already done a fairy party and I was ready to move on!  In the end, I was just forced to get creative and I love how it turned out!
I went with a fuchsia and gray color scheme and used a flying fairy silhouette for the printables.  I designed all of the printables myself and had a blast doing it!  We used clouds and feathers as decor since Vidia is a fast flying fairy!



And here is Camille meeting her idol in person last year.  She's ecstatic. :)
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