Last weekend I hosted a Lalaloopsy themed birthday party for my daughter’s 6th birthday. It was a wonderful opportunity to use my crafting skills and supplies to put together a truly colourful and creative event.
The main party table incorporated a wrapping paper runner and the plates accented with flowers I had crocheted. These also doubled as quirky party favours.
There were games of Twister and musical chairs and a chance for the guests to decorate their own paper dolls or foam pirate hats/swords. This proved to be a real hit!
I rolled patterned paper into handy popcorn cones and fashioned a holder from a floral foam block covered in spotty wrapping paper. A bit of ribbon added the finishing touch.
There were plenty of sweet things and a mountain of colourful cupcakes.
I decorated a few round nesting boxes with scrapbooking paper and trims from my local fabric shop for a fun centrepiece. Amazing how far a little imagination can take you!
During the run up to the party, I fell in love with the Lalaloopsy dolls and playsets. As a result we’ve amassed a collection of 5 large dolls, 1 little doll, 10 mini dolls, and 2 mini playsets. Total guilty pleasure but my girls adore it!
This has to be one of my favorite parties to date and the very best part, of course, is that the kids loved it – especially the birthday girl!
A beautiful day indeed! ♥
I pulled out all the stops for this one and I have to say it has to be my favorite party so far! It was much easier to plan and organise (even though it was ALL last minute) and the guests — including the birthday girl, of course — thoroughly enjoyed themselves… some of them didn’t leave until 10pm even though the party “officially” ended at 6pm!
It really was one heck of a hoedown!
To see all the awesome pics, click here!
In a complete break from tradition, I am revealing the party theme before the party. Yep. That’s right. Something is afoot.
So here it is: the invitation I designed for Zoie’s barnyard themed party. There’s probably some copyright infringement in there somewhere but oh well.
Here are a few round labels I whipped up also:
Putting them out there in cyber-world probably means they will get jacked but hey it is what it is. Everything I design has, ahem, borrowed elements anyway, hehe.
So the theme is barnyard/farm and the colour scheme is red/yellow/blue. It’s going to be a small party at home and I am hoping for far less headache then Emilie’s 5th birthday bash back in March. Far less…
Now, does anyone know where I can rent some chickens and a pony??
Well!! I managed to pull off my biggest party to date with 30 screaming, excited kiddies, approx. 15 bewildered but well-fed parents, and 1 busted up sweet-laden pinata — and I’ve lived to tell the tale!
Emilie’s 5th birthday party was a smashing success — 1 year in the making and 3 months of intense planning and organising and hand making of decor. Budget busted, brain fried, but the smiles on the faces of the kiddies was worth all the effort, heartache, paper cuts, glue gun burns, and drained bank account!
Can’t wait until I get the professional photos back so that I can show you all of the pretty party things.
In the meantime, here is a pic of the birthday girl posing (in costume) with her mountain of gifts. It really was a great day!
Hot glue is my new best friend!
I bought this plain, white cardboard 3-tier cupcake stand from my local craft store and dressed it up in the cutest pom-pom fringe to match Emilie’s party theme colours.
I could have done a tutorial, but as you can see from the photos it really is simple. Just hot glue the fringe around the outside edge of the stand, taking care to glue neatly along the scalloping (and if you have a stand with a round edge it’s even easier!) I finished the top of my stand with some red curling ribbon and that’s it!
Can’t wait to fill it with cupcakes!
…because March is just a manic month! My life has been all but completely consumed with Emilie’s upcoming 5th birthday party. I eat, sleep, and breathe party decorations, table layouts, and menu plans. Colour schemes, centrepieces, and cupcake stands dominate my daily life. The budget (if I’d even set one) has long been blown. Bouncy castle hired, invitations sent, RSVP’s coming in thick and fast…
I sit around the house hand-making decorations, arranging tablescapes, and hot glueing things that probably shouldn’t be hot glued.
19 more days til party time.
Bring. It. On.
I’m rollin’ right along with getting my party pages sorted, yay! Check Emmie’s page for the latest party – “Tangled Rapunzel”.
Finally got around to adding another party to my kids’ party page — Emilie’s “Charlie & Lola” party we had for her 3rd birthday. Go check it out!
(or if you’re lazy, here’s a sneak peak)
The Halloween party was a success! The costumes were awesome and everyone had a really great time!
I ended up using the mini broomsticks for my caramel apples. Yummy! And you can also find a tutorial for the creepy cupcakes here.
The Jello gummy worm cups were a breeze to put together – mix up your favorite jello flavor, pour into clear cups, toss in a few gummy worm pieces and hang a few over the sides of the cups, refrigerate overnight and you’re done! Gross but good!
Oh, and how cool are the juice box labels?
I love parties!
Check out the photos:
So I have been in full party planning mode for my upcoming 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular and as always my motto is:
Why buy it when you can make it?!
I came across these cute little broomsticks while perusing the ‘net for inspiration. I immediately thought they would be so simple to put together and they were!
You can use them for just about anything Halloween-y — as table decor, place holders, quirky additions to goodie bags, etc. Whatever you can think of really. Here’s how to make your own:
You will need:
lollipop sticks (you can find these at most craft stores)
natural or brown raffia
Cut lollipop sticks in half.
Grab a small-ish bundle of raffia (3-4 in long) and cut.
Fold raffia bundle in half and poke the little lollipop stick
through the top. Push the stick down about halfway.
Cut a good length of string and wrap it tightly around (and around) the top
section of the raffia, pulling tightly to ensure the lollipop stick
is secure. Tie string in a double knot.
Snip off any uneven ends of the raffia.
And you’re DONE!
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
If you’re feeling really ambitious you can dress them up with a dab of brown paint
for a realistic broom handle look.
Here’s the finished result (with one I made earlier):