Riley’s Birthday Party will probably be spread out over a few different posts. One for the decorations….one for the girls crafts….and one to showcase the party itself (so I can complain about only getting 5 hours of sleep).
So here’s the DECOR post!
Before you get to see the table displays and room decor as a whole- here’s some sneak peeks at some of the things I made for Riley’s party.
I used my Cricut Gypsy to design cupcake wrappers, cut them out with my Cricut Expression, then embossed them with a Sizzix machine using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Why go to all the trouble? My Demarle pan can’t use regular cupcake liners, they make muffins and cupcakes a little bigger than ‘normal’ so I needed a way to wrap the cupcakes after baking them. Unable to find something in the stores, I made my own!
Tissue Paper Pom-Poms to hang from the ceiling:
A “Happy Birthday Riley” banner:
Kusudama Flowers (origami):
Glass Cylinder Jars filled with curling ribbon:
Scallop cut-outs to hang from the ceiling:
Cupcake boxes for the girls to take their cupcakes home:
Jewelry boxes for the girls to take their jewelry home:
And finally I replaced our Fall pictures (Everyday Display frames) with Riley-centric pictures!
Here’s how it all came together:
The main party room:
The cupcake decorating table:
The dining room:
Jim pointed out to me that I made 100% of the decorations for this party, which I hadn’t even realized. It all started when I saw The Party Dress website, and then when Riley chose pink, black and silver as her party colors and I saw the ornate black and white wrapping paper- the ‘theme’ just sort of took off!
I had a lot of fun making these decorations- and really all of it was pretty simple. And fun! A great ‘crafty’ week for me- loved it! I couldn’t have made the scalloped discs without my Cricut though. The banner was all Cricut as well.
Now what will I do with it all? =o)
The next post will show the jewelry making and cupcake decorating activities….sit tight because I have a lot of pictures to weed through. I promise to have the post on time- Monday morning at 6am!