Thursday, March 26, 2015

10th birthdays are SEW much fun!!!

This past weekend we celebrated a very special 10th birthday!  Holden received a sewing machine for Christmas so when it came time to decide on a theme for her special double digit birthday party, she knew exactly what she wanted - a sewing party!!!  Originally I tried to schedule the party at a local fabric store but when dates didn't work out, it was up to me (aka Pinterest!) to plan a party that would be SEW fun!  Here's what we came up with!
 Here's the wreath that greeted everyone on the front door.  The styrofoam wreath was wrapped with turquoise yarn and then I hot glued a few ribbons to it.  I added buttons to the center of the flowers to introduce the theme and the "H" has small pom poms hot glued to it.  The wreath is now hanging in Holden's room - I love creating something for a party that can be used after the party is over! 
 
One of my favorites - the button wall!  These buttons were made with paper plates (color scheme picked out by the birthday girl!) and I added white circles for the button holes.  We used Fun-Tak mounting putty to attach the plates to the wall.  The party was held at my parent's house and I'm happy to report that the paint job was not injured in the making of this button wall! :)
Here's a behind the scenes pic I sent to my best friend with the caption - "could I love this man more?!"  Mike sweetly hung each and every plate for the button wall - all 64 of them!
The centerpieces utilized many things that we already had - a cutting board, scissors attached to a measuring tape, etc.  The "H" was previously blue glitter from younger sister's Snow White party but a quick coat of purple paint and some buttons, and it was ready for its next party!  Like the wreath, this creation is also residing in Holden's room post party. 
 
 another view of the centerpieces - originally I had a craft planned with poms but we ran out of time.  They were too cute not to include on the table though!
 
 
The Birthday Girl!!!  Her necklace is made from actual spools of thread (that she can use post-party!) and a few wooden beads that I painted in the party colors.  I can't believe how big she's getting!

Once everyone arrived, we quickly got busy with our sewing.  Plastic needlepoint canvases from Hobby Lobby served as an easy introduction into sewing.  The girls created monogram placemats.  After everyone wrapped up the placemats, we moved on to pom pom pillows.  Thankfully Holden and I tried these out a day or two before the party and realized sewing poms on fabric isn't easy.  Prior to the party I used fabric glue to adhere the poms and then the girls hand sewed them on to reinforce them.  This is where it got fun!  Holden then showed the girls how to sew on her sewing machine and each girl completed their own pillow!  I don't have many pictures of the girls actually sewing - sorry!  Just know that if you host a sewing party that you will re-thread needles approx. 800 times!  :)
the girls with their completed pillows!
sewing isn't just for girls!  the boys wanted to try their hand at sewing too!
snacks included cotton candy, popcorn, and a fondue station - just realized I took this picture before everything was laid out.  Imagine those empty bowls have strawberries, pretzels, and marshmallows in them. :)
Mike was sweet enough to man the refreshments table while I was enjoying the party threading needles!
Holden and her cotton candy creation - "look, mom! I made a dog!"  She's always creating something!
decorated milk bottles were used for beverages of water, lemonade, and Arnold Palmers (and, the yarn and buttons that I glued on with hot glue popped right off after the party so I will be able to re-use the bottles for another party!) 
and then it was cake time!
 buttons were added to the forks to keep things festive!
make a wish!!!
One of my favorite things is always the goodie bag.  We created small glass jars (from the Dollar Spot at Target) and added colored Sixlets from the wedding candy at Hobby Lobby.  Here's the tag that we attached to the top of them:
 
 I purchased the invitations on etsy and had them printed at a local copy store.  The pattern note cards serve two purposes - they were decorations for the party but will also be the thank you notes in the next few days.  
 
 
 She is growing up SEW fast!  I can't believe she's 10!  Thanks for letting me share her special party with you!
Major PINspiration was taken from Kara's Party Ideas "Sew Cute" party.  Thank you, Kara, for your amazing ideas!!!  I pin lots of party ideas to my Party Ideas Pinterest board.  You can follow along to see what kind of party I might be planning next (hint: it's a special 5th birthday coming up at the end of the summer!)

Follow Holly @ While I'm Waiting...'s board Party Ideas on Pinterest.

Have a blessed day!  Gig 'em and God bless!
Holly

You can check my FAVORITE link-ups page to find the awesome girlies I'm linking up with today.  Show them some LOVE! :)
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Thank you, Theresa from Dear CreativesKarissa from A Fresh StartKeri from Living In This Season, Jessica from sweet little ones, and Andrea from Momfessionals for featuring Holden's 10th birthday party! Much love, girls!
Dear Creatives
Living In This Season

50 comments:

  1. No littles anymore in my house but what a fabulous idea! I will need to check out Pinterest for my youngest daughters college graduation party ideas for next May (2016) I have already started a Board so I need to get busy and start pinning! You did a fabulous job on Holden's party!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! It was a lot of work but totally worth it! :) I appreciate your sweet words! Made my day!

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  2. This is a SUPER great idea! The refreshments were amazing and I absolutely loved those beverage bottles!

    Have a great night,

    Alisha

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    1. Thank you, Alisha! It was lots of fun and she loved being able to share her love of sewing with her friends. The refreshments were fun - a few weeks before we purchased all the gadgets at her school carnival during an auction! I can't wait to use them at all our parties! :) Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening!

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  3. I LOVE the plate buttons! Brilliant! Dine in pastels, these would make adorable decor for a Cute as a Button baby shower. I'm in the throws of planning our soon to be 2 year old ' s birthday party in April. I can only hope some of our things come out as cute.

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    1. Thank you, Kristy! The plate buttons were super cute and would be adorable for a Cute as a Button baby shower. Actually, most of the ideas could transfer over for that! Good luck with your upcoming party! I'm sure it will be adorable! Thanks so much for stopping by While I'm Waiting! Hope you'll come back soon!

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. What an adorable birthday party! I love all the small things you thought of to tie it all together!

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    1. Thank you so much, Rebecca! I SO love little details! I'm glad you liked them too! Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!

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  5. That's cool. I can't sew. I didn't get the sewing gene.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks, Janie! I didn't get the sewing gene either which made this a bit of a challenge but I'm pretty good at threading needles now. :) Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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  6. That is one of the cutest themes I've seen! Love the button wall!

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    1. Thanks, Stefanie! The button wall was one of my favorites too! Such an easy way to add lots of color! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you and your adorable family have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Your pix turned out amazing. No detail left unfinished...loved it.

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    1. Thank you! And, thank you for helping me! Loved having you guys there!

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  8. I love everything about this party! So cute and fun and creative!!

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    1. Thank you, Keri! The girls had a great time and the birthday girl was happy - can't ask for anything more! Happy Saturday!

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  9. You're amazing Holly! Your kids are so lucky to have a fun & creative mommy like you! Job well done!!!

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    1. I really can't take any credit for this. I'm just good at re-creating what I find on Pinterest. So thankful for those out there who can come up with these fun ideas! I appreciate your sweet words. Birthdays are a big deal to me and I want my kiddos to know how much they are each celebrated. Thankful they are all spaced out at least 3 months between birthdays! :)

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  10. I am SO obsessed with this idea! So great!! -- Seri from serisblog.com

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    1. Thank you, Seri! It was the perfect theme for our little seamstress! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. What a party. Just love the buttons hanging on the wall. You have a beautiful daughter and the work you did for her. Awesome, mother of the year for you. A memory she will always have.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! It was SEW fun to put together! :) Thank you for your sweet words! You absolutely made my day!

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

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  12. This is adorable! I love every single detail, especially the spool necklace! Amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Mae! The spool necklace was super easy and fun! Love that she can use the thread for future projects too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

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  13. What a wonderful birthday party! I love all the creative ideas and suggestions!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! It was lots of fun! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic day!

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  14. Seriously the cutest birthday party theme ever! I love this! I am certain my daughter would love this! She turned 9 right after Christmas and hasn't had a party yet so I will see if she wants to do this this year or next year! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Leila! Your words were so sweet!!! Be sure to share if your daughter chooses the theme for her next birthday! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. This is super cute. I love all the details and the colors. My little girl is 3 and we are still only into princesses, nothing unique there! I can't wait until her interests broaden so I can have more fun with party ideas. You did a wonderful job. Pinning! #mondaypinitparty

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    1. Thank you so much! Oh, yes, we've had our fair share of princess parties! :) This one was a stretch for me considering I don't know how to sew! Thankful that my daughter knows just enough to be able to help her friends. I'm really hoping I can find someone to give her lessons soon. Thanks for stopping by and for pinning! I appreciation it! Have a wonderful day!

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  16. What an adorable party. It's super fun filled and I love the bright colours.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! The birthday girl chose the colors! It's fun letting her chose and then pulling everything together! Thanks for hosting! Hope to see you back next week!

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  17. Stopping in from the link up! This is such a cute party idea! Love her skirt too!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kelly, and for your sweet words! Believe it or not, we found the skirt in the clearance section at Justice for $14! We had already bought the spools of thread for the necklace and couldn't believe the chances of everything pulling together and matching the way it did. Lucky for sure! Have a great day!

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  18. Wow this is just amazing! Love the theme and creativity! Tweeted to spread the word about this great party! I really appreciate you sharing your latest creation at Making Memories Mondays!
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! I appreciate your support! Thank you also for hosting! I'll see you back next week! Also, I host a link up on Wednesdays - Waiting on...Wednesday - would love to have you link up! Thanks again!

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  19. Love the idea of a sewing party - great way for young girls to celebrate! I like the button decor too.

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    1. Thank you, Abi! It was fun and a chance for girls to try something they don't get to do everyday. I even had a mom contact me last night asking what kind of machine my daughter has - her daughter is wanting one now. I really wish I could sew so I'm happy to encourage this hobby! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Aw, she is beautiful! A preteen in the house, watch out, LOL! You are very creative, and it looks like everyone had a blast! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, hope to see you next week again! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you, Jas! I appreciate your sweet words! Hope to see you again next week! Have a wonderful day!

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  21. What a creative party! Really so cute and I love all the bright colors!

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    1. Thank you, Valerie! Holden did a great job of picking out the colors! I'm glad you stopped by! Have a great day!

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  22. How adorable is this!! I love this birthday :)
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Chelsea! It was a lot of work but it really was fun! Thank you for checking it out! Have a super day!

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  23. This is the coolest birthday party I've ever seen! I love everything about it! It looks like your daughter had the perfect day! Way to go, Holly!!!!!

    This is going to be my feature this week! Thanks for linking up with us for Tuesday Talk again!

    - Jess
    www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

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    1. Ah, thank you, Jess!!! It was the perfect way to celebrate Holden turning 10! A party as unique as she is! Thank you so much for the upcoming feature! How fun!!! See you next Tuesday! Have a blessed Easter weekend!

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  24. I love buttons. I am so going to use these ideas for a party sometime soon even if I have to invent a reason for the party.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! They were super easy to make! They would be adorable with a 'Cute as a Button' theme! You'll have to share when you do it! I would love to see!

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  25. This looks like a gorgeous party! Thanks for joining in the Parenting pin it party

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    1. Thank you so much! And, thank you for hosting!

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