Monday, July 15, 2013

Magical Fairies and Pirates Fifth Birthday Party

A little while back we celebrated Aurora's 5th Birthday Party. This is a party that I literally had been planning since the day after her fourth birthday. Since she always loves to make things interesting for me, this time she picked a Fairy and Pirate theme. She loves fairies but she also has many little boy friends at school and we didn't want to leave any of them out. We celebrated it at the Shoreline Interpretive Center in my town.

Aurora and her cousin Liam.

This party incorporated a lot of DIY (since I was at home on maternity leave) products from many awesome vendors, and items that I had won from giveaways. This party was also pretty special since I got to help out one of my favorite vendors and now friend Julie from Cakes and Kids. My party got to be in a commercial for that featured their customer success stories!

The invitations and printables were custom designed by BellaGrey Designs 

I had fondant toppers from Crumby Art for the cake, fondant cupcake toppers from Cakes and Kids and cookies and more fondant cupcake toppers from Kima's Confections. 
They were all made to match the party printables.

Beautiful cookies from Kima's Konfections!

Cupcake toppers from Kima's Konfections (left) Fairy fondant wands from Crumby Art.

The cake from my local bakery got damaged on the trip to the party site but the fondant toppers from Crumby Art still made it look cute.

I had cake pops made by Sheri from Blondie's Treats

I also spent  weeks working on DIY party favors.

Pirate Skull  and Fairy Star Crayons

Chocolate covered oreos

Fairy Dust Necklaces.

Hand Stamped Muslin Treat Bags. I used my CAMEO to make stencils.
 I made my own Marshmallow Pops and put them on straws from Cakes and Kids.

We even had flower arrangements that were designed by my cousin Pamela Goodman and I cut out Fairies and Pirate ships with my Cameo. (Yes, those are vintage blue mason jars)

My mother in law made her a costume for her party.

I got most of the party favors that I didn't make  from Oriental Trading Company and I got the fairy wings from Halo Heaven
Arrrr Mateys!

I love the pirate and fairy rubber duckies from Oriental Trading
 We had a trail of Fairy Wings going to the party.

They had a lot of naturalist led activities, like netting in the creek and up close and personal view of the critters that live in the creek.

We had about 16 kids and 26 adults attend the party. Everyone had a great time. I am lucky to have worked with so many awesome vendors.In case you are wondering, I am already planning her 6th Birthday party and already have some supplies for it.

Linking up over at:

Six Sisters Stuff

 A to Zebra Celebrations

Bloom Designs

Becoming Martha
Monday Funday at TWCS

The DIY Dreamer
DIY Show Off

The Fun In Functional link party @ Practically Functional

Thirty Handmade Days

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Beach Treasure Jar

Here is a very simple craft project that you can work on with your kids and it only takes about 10 minutes to complete.
I don't have a beach near by so I got my supplies from Micheal's. The sand actually has a slight tropical coconut thscent. I filled a mason jar a 1/4 of the way with sand and then I dropped in some shells and sand dollars. I then trimmed it with burlap and twine. I have it in my guest bathroom since it totally fits in with my shower curtain and rug. If you make more than one they can be used as centerpieces. Maybe one day my daughter will have Mermaid Party.
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