Monday, August 16, 2010

Gracie's 7th Birthday Party

We celebrated my daughters 7th birthday this past weekend. Thankfully the weather cooperated, because I didn't plan for an inside party. It was wet and humid when I set up in the morning and I was really fretting over where to have the party inside or outside. Once I decided things fell into place.

My daughter picked a bird theme. Really. She has been into birds for about a year, so I went with it before she changed her mind to Pokemon.

The table was set up for to make bird houses, I love to start with a craft, it seems to settle the kids down a little bit. Even my neighbor commented how quiet the 8 kids were being. I used chairs and bedspreads that had been picked up from the the curb or garage sales to set the table. The party chandelier was made using the tissue paper pom poms and lanterns from Micheal's. Some of the pom poms I made from this tutorial and some were from the Martha Stewart kit.

The birdhouses the kids made looked cute hanging on the fence drying.

I also sewed the pendent garland. I was going to make some more they were kinda fun to make. Last minute I decided to make a mini garlands for the birdcages. I also used the leftover fabric to embellish the gift bags with a simple bird motif. The favor included a bird whistle and lip gloss or toy airplane. The bird whistle you fill with water and they really sound like birds chirping. I purchased them off amazon.

The project that nearly killed me was the pinata. Last week the weather was very humid, and the paper mache layers took forever to dry. I am an impatient crafter, so this was not a favorite project for me. I had to enlist my husband at the end to put the hanger in it. So if you make a pinata plan accordingly.

Another party for the memory book.

The Junk Mammas


Sequins and Lace said...

Every last detail of this party is perfect! I bet she will remember this forever!

Jennifer said...

You're so awesome for making that pinata. The entire party is lovely!

Odie Langley said...

Awesome job on everything. I am sure she will always remember this special party as will her friends. You should be proud of your efforts. Well done.

Gracie's Cottage said...

What a perfect party! Love the bird houses and the pinata; well worth the effort even if it was a pain!

And from my Gracie to yours "Woof-woof-woofy" (happy birthday to a girl with a great name!)


mackyton said...

Oh my god! Gracie's 7th Birthday party was just fabulous. I have never seen such a grand 7th birthday celebrations. I am sure you all had a rocking time. My birthday is also coming and thinking to host a private party. Looking for a suitable venue NYC for the party.