Tuesday, April 3, 2012

* Happy 6th Birthday to My Baby Girl! *

Today is full of great memories of my little girl Paige growing up into my big 6 year old!  In celebration of her birthday today, I thought that I would post a few birthday party themes from my family's past.  First up is Paige's Bowling party last year.  

For every themed party that I have, I always print off a sign with cute font onto cardstock that I buy at Walmart.  You can find different fonts to download on http://pinterest.com/.  I then attach it to a piece of trendy scrapbook paper.
A couple of days prior to the party, I like to make up goodie bags for all our little guests.  The supplies I used for this party were my Crop-a-Dile hole punch, scissors, candy & little toys, polka dot tulle (purchased at Hobby Lobby) cut into approximately 5 to 6 inch strips, & white paper bags (purchased at Wamart).

Of course I had to design a flower clip for the girls for the party bags.  Paige chose this pink and purple felt and sparkly beads at Michaels and I used some pink polka dot tulle from Hobby Lobby. 

Look at all these goodies!  I like to mix some candy with little toys and kid's fruit snacks.

I started by folding over the top of the lunch bag and punching two holes with the hole punch toward the top of the folded flap.  The holes are there to feed the tulle piece through to tie a bow to close the bag in the end.

I also make sure that I marked the boys bags (without the hair clips) with a blue mark to save confusion the day of the party.
After filling the bags with all the goodies, I tied the tulle into a bow.

I also designed a bowling headband for my daughter using the harder, more stiff sparkly paper found at Michaels near the felt area.  I punched out a circle from my Sizzix machine and then glued 3 sequins to look the the finger holes on a bowling ball.  I also found a picture on Google images of a bowling pin and traced it on the white felt and cut out a number 5 and 2 pink strips to embellish the pin with.  I then glued all the embellishments with hot glue and applied a pin back and reinforced it with a felt circle onto the back of the bowling pin.

For treats, I had my friend at http://lilybearphotography.blogspot.com/ design these cupcakes with fondant bowling balls and bowling pins.  They turned out great and all the kids LoVeD them!

In the end it was a great party!