Monday, March 25, 2013

Party Prep

Chloe Jo's birthday party is just days away and I am so excited! I have been preparing for this party since November (when I found tutus on after Halloween clearance). We decided to have a Princess Tea Party theme. I am letting her invite just a few of the little girls we know (we actually only know 5 her age) to come celebrate with us. It is going to be a girls only party (sorry Grampy) and we are going to have so much fun!

I decided to make Chloe Jo a shirt and necklace to wear for the party. I made this necklace for Chloe Jo and it just happened to match this dress perfectly. I bought the birthstone girl charm from a shop on Etsy that I am in love with. She makes all kinds of different polymer clay beads. I customized the girl to have light brown hair like CJ. I did think the other birthstone girls were prettier (read more colorful) than this one, but April's birthstone is the diamond so I went with it.

This is the shirt I made for her. She has a light pink tutu that she is going to wear at the party, but I made a matching skirt for Bible class and going out in. I'm getting much better with my embroidery machine. This is the first shirt that I am super happy with.

I dug out these ribbon topiary's to use as table decoration. When I made these for a baby shower last year, I  didn't really think I would use them that much. Well, I was wrong. I have used them several times since that baby shower and they have definitely proved useful!

I also had a bag of tulle poms that I kept from CJ's birthday party last year and my Grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary party. Again, I didn't know if I would use all that again, but I sure am. The great thing about tulle is that you can smash it to store and fluff it out whenever you want to use it.

Since we are going with a princess tea party theme, I bought a few pieces of a tea set at Hobby Lobby for the table. The cake stand with the teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug will sit in the middle of the table and each little girl will get a tea cup, saucer and petit four at her place. I also bought tea cup place cards to write their names on.

These are the tutus I found for the girls to wear. The are going to come in and immediately pick a tutu to wear (if all goes according to plan and they cooperate!). They will get to take their tutu home with them when they leave.

I also bought foam crowns for the girls to decorate and I have a Princess cupcake game we are going to play.

Planning this party has been so fun!

I really hope everything goes according to plan...or if it doesn't, no disasters befall us!


April said...

It is so nice to be able to reuse stuff that you make. I love it when I can do that too! The party sounds so fun and I'm sure the girls will all have a great time.

Chelley N said...

Bri is SO EXCITED about this party! And yes, those topiaries and tulle poms have proved to be VERY useful!

Cheryl said...

Very cute party ideas! Happy Birthday to your little princess!