Friday, February 13, 2015

7th birthday

We celebrated Scarlet's 7th birthday a week ago and had a 3 day celebration. The highlight was definitely the dolly tea and craft party. I spent a lot of time planning and prepping the crafts and details and I have to say the girls had a great time. S wanted her friends to bring their favorite dolls and they had their own tables with pretend tea and sweets. The girls made their dolls headbands and necklaces. I made sure each girl had the supplies individually at their seats to make everything ran smoothly. Scarlet made the name tags for each girl and taped to the back of the chair. Headband supplies were put into the paper teacups I made and the beads were in ice cream bowls next to the strings with one bead placed on to start. The girls made themselves necklaces, pinwheels and I assisted with making them pillbox hats. I greeted them at the door with one I had made for myself in red. The girls had pink ones and chose from pink, white, grey, fuchsia and black feathers and white or pink ribbons. To make this all I needed to do was glue clips on the inside of the hats beforehand, cut the ribbons and tie them into bows. I had them pick what they wanted and hot glued them on. They only took a few minutes to set and then they could wear them. I bought the supplies for the hats on Etsy and the rest of the craft supplies from Paper Source, Amazon and Michaels. I also got a confetti popper which holds a ton of confetti and the girls had a great time with this. Confetti never fails! We played Pin the Tail on Rainbow Dash and played around with confetti filled balloon. I served cucumber tea sandwiches, fruit, cookies and homemade cake. The cake is a basic yellow cake that I add sprinkles too. It was the first time I tried this and the trick is one gentle stir to mix in and not get streaks. I used organic beet powder to make the icing pink because it's so much nicer then food coloring.

These parties are quite a bit of work to put together but, I do love to plan, style everything and see it all go off smoothly.

Here is a closeup of Scarlet's hat:

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