Tuesday, Jun 12
Bee paper spheres, pennant signs: Spritz at Target
Plain reversible table runner: World Market
Ric-rac: Pick Your Plum
A big “Thank You!” to Rose for sewing the ric-rac to the table runner for me. It’s sure to be a birthday party classic at our house for years to come.
“Happy Birthday” mini bunting free printable from Lil Blue Boo
Felt Flowers from Michael’s
Vintage paper fans from Hey Yo Yo
Underneath the layered tissue paper is a clear plastic paint can from Michael’s that I’ve used for this party centerpiece and this one as well. I put a big block of floral foam inside to make arranging the centerpiece easier. The felt flowers were already wired, so I wrapped the wire around some white lollipop sticks and stuck them in the floral foam. The bunting is tied to two wooden dowels that I painted red. And to take the rainbow madness to the next level, I tied some ribbon to the dowels as well.
I glue-gunned card stock circles to rainbow grosgrain ribbon for a fun little garland. Then I just used push-pins to attach the garland to the ceiling. Clearly I don’t care much about holes in my kitchen ceiling. Oh well, I’ll fill all those little tiny holes someday, I guess.
Mantle garland idea from How Does She?
Votives from the dollar bins at Michael’s.
I made the poster and playing cards using my favorite on-line scrapbooking company:
The floral arrangements were inspired by Juicy Bits
I painted some small terra cotta pots using craft paint. Then I glue-gunned some rainbow grosgrain ribbon around the top of the pot and tied it in a bow. After cutting some floral foam to fit, I soaked it in water and stuck it in the pot. I cut white daisies and carnations and just stuck the flowers into the floral foam.
Each girl will have a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper at their place at the table. In the blue paper bag there are foam stickers they can decorate their paper with. I also picked up some cute tape at Target. Have you seen their new line Kid Made Modern? It’s by Todd Oldham and it is fabulous.
At the beginning of the party, I’ll take a photo of the girls together, then print out a copy for each girl to glue onto their little poster. They can use the tape to frame the photo.
In the little plastic bag, I have some jelly bracelets, some colored twine, and some plastic flower beads. On the table, I’ll have a big box of beads so they can get creative.
I also picked up these cuties at Target:
At the end of the party, Dimples will hand out these little bags of candy:
The gumballs and striped candies are from San Francisco’s “The Candy Store” for Target. I picked up the Candy Buttons at Michael’s.
You can only imagine how thrilled Dimples was when I asked her if she wanted to put her ponies on display. Squeal!!!!
Early next week, I’ll share some photos from the actual party — food, games, and of course, the birthday girl.
If you’d like to see more pins and sources, just click on my Pinterest button to the right and go to the “Girls’ Birthday” board. There are even more great rainbow themed birthday party ideas there.