Purple Princess Party! Try saying that 3 times fast!
My daughter turned one and I had the hardest time deciding what to do for her party theme. After much debate I decided to to create my own purple princess party. Here is how it turned out!
One of my favorite decor items was the chalk board I made with all of her stats. I included height and weight, her words, likes, and number of teeth. I used my chalk method to easily transfer the wording to my board.
I LOVE the fan and tissue puff decor posts I have seen on Pinterest and had to do one for this party. I was going to make my own tissue puffs, but decided that I needed to spend my time elsewhere, so I purchased these great white and silver puffs and purple chevron fans from Oriental Trading. My table cloths and runner were also from Oriental Trading.
I also found purple hand held collapsable fans in their “Less than perfect” sale section. They were perfect and the price was even better! Always check this section!
Most of my time went into making my cake. I found a pin for an ombre cake from Passion for Parties. It turned out ok…I think with a bit more practice it could be great. But for my first time, it looked good and tasted great! Plus I got to set it on my new cake stand that I made previously!
Of course, I made her a tutu, that you can find here, and a matching tutu wreath to welcome our guests! For the crown on the wreath I traced the outline onto silver sparkle paper with this image:
Making a custom candle is easy too! I spray painted a cheap dollar store candle silver and then added my purple scroll work by hand with a sharpie.
Earth Day is April 22, 2016. Always looking for fun things to do with my 3-year-old, I came across this fun and easy pin from Learning and Exploring Through Play. An Earth Day suncatcher!
Blue and green tissue paper, cut into small pieces
Laminate paper, I used the self stick
Tape or string to hang
I cut up my tissue paper, just a couple of lengths, and then into small squares. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You could even do a mix of cuts like triangles.
Then, I peeled the backing off of one side of the self stick laminate and put it flat on the table, sticky side up.
Let the fun begin! My son giggled endlessly as his fingers stuck to the laminate as he added the shreds of paper. We just added paper pieces until almost all of the laminate was covered.
Then I peeled the backing off of a second sheet and covered the tissue paper. Once we had our two pieces together with the tissue paper sandwiched in between We cut our circles. They turned out a little egg-shaped as I let my son help, but cute none the less.
They don’t look like much here, but wait until you hold them up to the window!
I just used a small piece of tape to stick them to the window. I like the idea of using some string so they would hang and have a bit of sway. I still have a few days to get that done!
Will you try this? Do you have a favorite Earth Day craft?