Monday, January 31, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I just finished reading my cousins new blog   My Dishwasher's Possessed!   and realized how much our daughter's have in common.  They both think they are princesses!
My youngest daughter just turned 9 and had her birthday party this past weekend.  She is all about pink and everything French!  I love it and had a ball making decorations for her party.
She wanted a "Pink Poodle in Paris" party.  I  have to admit I went further with the Paris, then I did the Poodle!  I received a Cricut for Christmas and just love it!  I made a "Happy Birthday" banner in French "Bon Anniversaire".
Then I proceeded to make cupcake toppers with pink crepe paper and an "Ooh la la Eiffel Tower"

I also made tissue paper flowers and was amazed at how easy these were to make, why haven't I been making these for years???

Then I couldn't stop with the tissue paper and covered my dress mannequin in pink and white tissue and made her a dress! I have to say I love how this came out.
For the centerpiece who is more French than Marie Antoinette?  She is all decked out in pink crepe paper, velvet leaves, a feather for her head and lots of glitter. To finish her off she had to have a banner reading "Let them eat cake".

After the holidays I like to leave up my white feather tree and decorate for the winter holidays.  So both my girls have birthdays in Jan and Feb and with Valentines day I decorated in a combined Birthday/Valentine's Day theme.  I made these little ornaments from crepe paper and glitter and a pretty little angel face.  Then  I cut out some hearts and Eiffel Tower's on the Cricut and covered in silver glitter.
When I was England last year I picked up these "Ice Fountains".  Lots of "oohs and aahs" when this was lit.  I am going to have to find a source for these for the shop, they were beautiful!

We all need a little bit of glitter and pink in our lives!


  1. You certainly had a wonderful party! I know your daughter and her friends must have had a blast! It is so inspiring. I have a Cricut I have never opened, shame on me!

    I must get it out and play with it!
    Smiles, Cyndi

  2. I know my daughter had a wonderful time. Thank you again. You did an amazing job.

  3. What a fantastic party! You really made that an event she won't forget in a hurry. So very special.

  4. Ooh la la! I love it! What lucky little girls to have such a creative mom.

    How is the shop coming along? Pics, please. I want to plan my trip up . . . .


  5. Not only are you my cousin but you have such a pretty blog! I would like to award you with the Stylish blogger Award! If you would like to accept just get back to me at My dishwashers possessed! Thanks! Hope this finds you all well! Lots of love, Kathy


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