Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Princess Birthday Party!

My baby turned 3 last week. After I finished crying about the fact that my BABY was going to be 3, I went to work planning her Princess Party. She had been asking for a castle cake for 7 months, so I assumed she was serious. I wanted it to be fun and whimsical and not too character focused. It came together exactly as I  had hoped!
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The dessert table was centered around the gorgeous cake my sister in-law's bakery, Treats on Washington, made. They amaze me every time with their gorgeous, detailed work!
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I re-purposed a frame from Goodwill and prettied it up with some spray paint, fabric and added Princess Arielle's initial to it. The best part is, it is now hanging in her room! I covered some cardboard hat boxes from Jo-Ann craft store in scrapbook paper and topped them with a fun dress form jewelry holder.
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The wands were part of the girls' party favors and were hand made by me and my good friend Liz. She saved me with some last minute crafting help!
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The other part of the favors were the felt crowns. I had so much fun making these. The girls seemed to love them too. Apparently my little one wasn't the only one who went to sleep in theirs that night !

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The activities included decorating their own cookies,

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picking out and showing off their royal jewels,

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getting the tiniest princess press-on nails I have ever seen (which stayed on a total of 6.2 seconds) and coloring princess pictures. All the while, music from Disney princess movies was playing in the background. I admit to singing along and dancing like it was my own royal ball!

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As I watched my sweet 3 year old girl blow out her candles, I had to smile and wipe my eyes. She might not be a baby any more, but she will always be MY baby.

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Quick run down of the who's, what's and where's:
Invitation: Made by me with princess clip art from Pretty Grafik on Etsy
Pom pom garland: Martha Stewart bought from Amazon.com
Dress form, crafting supplies and princess coloring pages: Jo-Ann craft store
AMAZING Cake: Treats on Washington in Boston, MA
Felt wand inspiration: Make things for Kids
Felt Crown inspiration: Curly Birds
Arielle's Princess dress: Amazon
Rock Candy and candy pearls: Sweet Indulgence
Sweet little blue bird: Middleburg Folk Art Studio (it is actually something I bought for her room when she was a baby) 

12 comments:

  1. Amazing. All of it. Really! From the perfect pictures (great captures and wonderful detail) to the crowns and wands and cake an non-commercial princess theme! You are so stinkin' talented. Have I mentioned that I wished we lived closer? And have I mentioned you make me feel exhausted just thinking of all you did for the party? And how can Arielle be three already?

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    1. I don't know how she managed to turn 3 already! I still remember being pregnant with her like it was yesterday! The crafting is tiring, but so much fun. I wish you lived closer too! There would have been 3 more beautiful princesses at the party! :)

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  2. You are making us all look bad Kameron! ;- Just kidding--- it looks AMAZING!!! Great job!

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  3. I want to be three years old again! Love everythimg.

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  4. Everything was so gorgeous!!!! You amaze me with your creativity :) I'm glad your little one had such a fantastic 3rd birthday. xoxo

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  5. wow that is incredible! Looks like the girls really enjoyed it!!

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  6. squeeeee!~!! What an amazing party, Kameron and what a beautiful princessy big girl you have. She's such a doll. The work you did on this party from the invites to the favors is beyond amazing. I'll be consulting you soon for birthday party ideas for my kids ;)

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  7. OH MY GOSH, it's all SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Wow, Kameron, you really outdid yourself, I am SO impressed, truly! Will come plan K's next party? And mine? ;-)

    Oh and Happy (belated) Birthday to her! She's just so pretty and princess-like!

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  8. You did an amazing job! I hope she had a wonderful birthday!

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  9. You and Heather throw such kick butt theme parties - how fun! I love all those girlie things... it turned out so beautiful! It looks like the girls had a blast!

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What you talkin' bout Willis??