Thursday, March 26, 2015
10th birthdays are SEW much fun!!!
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!)
Have a blessed day! Gig 'em and God bless!
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