12.27.2009

A Very Merry Birthday

My oldest daughter's birthday falls close to Christmas, so this year when planning her party I decided to work with the holiday season and use Christmas and winter as the theme: a very merry birthday party!

To keep with tradition, I made a shirt for her to wear during the party.
This time I embellished a simple tee with tally marks counting to 7.
Math is her favorite subject, so she loved this adornment!

We only invited a few friends, and only a couple of those were able to make it
- but to be honest, I was a little relieved!

(Can you blame me? The party was at home, only a week after moving in, and a week before Christmas - fun times!)

A small party actually ended up working perfectly with our activities:
cookie decorating and scarf embellishing!


The scarf craft ended up being the highlight of the party.
Before the guests arrived, I cut scarves from fleece (basically long rectangles)
and using a variety of bright colors, also pre-cut a selection of fleece flowers.

The girls then layered the fleece flowers, largest to smallest,
using a decorative brad (picked up from Michael's) in the center to hold the layers together.
The final step was to glue the flowers on to the end of the scarf using washable fabric glue.

For just a few dollars, the girls had a fun craft that
they could take home and use throughout the winter.
It was a very merry birthday!

15 comments:

Christian said...

Cute! cute! cute! Or should I say... merry! merry! merry! Either way the scarf decorating was a great idea...makes me wish I had a kid with a winter bday!

Junk Mammas said...

I love the scarf carft. My 6 year old daughter wears a scarf almost daily. Too bad her birthday is in August or I'd borrow this idea. ;-)

Sara said...

LOVE that scarf idea!
You're so creative ... as usual!
hope you had a great christmas!

Autumn Leah Designs said...

Oh my goodness!! That is adorable and your kitchen looks amazing!!!!

Lorie said...

I LOVE the scarf craft. My baby girl is just one but she's got a November birthday so this would be a great craft for a birthday party in a few years. I hope I can remember it.

Freck said...

They are toooo cute!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Kristin~ ~What a lovely memory you created for these girls. May your new year be the best ever.

JW and Susy said...

You are awesome! Any ideas for a girly 1st birthday party?

BandK said...

I love this idea! Just a few quesions: What is the length and width of the scarf? 2. Did you cut the flowers out yourself?
Thanks for this wonderful idea-I am going to use this for my daughter's birthday!

poppyart said...

this is fab. my two boys' birthdays are 28th and 29th dec.... it is a struggle to make them stand out when everything is so manic over christmas. well done to you for a lovely party.

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

What a fabulous idea! Admittedly, I might steal this for my adult self; that's how much I like it! I also will be sending this link to my sister in England. Her 4 girls would likely love this!

Tom and Cindy said...

How cute. Enjoy reading your blog. Wishing you a Blessed New Year.
Cindy

Stacie said...

These are so cute, I am thinking of adding an initial and making one for an adult friend. I haven't done much with fleece, is there any fraying where you cut?

Annie said...

My youngest's birthday is Dec 26th, so I love hearing what other people do to celebrate. He's only 2 so he doesn't care too much as of yet, but soon enough he'll have an opinion! Your party looks like it was so much fun...and very merry! What a great idea!

by the way, I found you via Love You Mucho, whom I found via MckMama. Happy New Year!

Denise said...

love this idea. i'm gonna have to steal it! cheap, creative, and FUN.