I wanted to share some pictures from my daughter's birthday party. She really enjoys the Madeline stories, so I thought that it was a perfect idea to run with!
The colors are so very bright and fun!
My amazing sister was a huge help to me with this. She has a cricut and also has recently started a party business. The worst part is that she lives on the other side of the country, but that did not stop us! I mailed her the paper and she put that little guy to work!
Check out her blog here:The Party Bees
When all of the cutting was done, I got this happy box filled with all kinds of goodies! All I needed to do was put them together. (I was trying to save her a wee bit of time!)
I embossed the Eiffel Tower just to add some glitz!
The thing I loved about this party was the most of it was MADE, and it was made from paper! Just a few trip to the Dollar Store, and I was ready to go! Also, I used a lot of things that I had around the house. Want another way to add a real special touch to your event? Rent/borrow/beg to have nice linens at your party. I am so blessed to have a dear friend who has all kinds of different table cloths and chair tie's (if you want her contact info, send me a note in my contacts). You can even use scrapes of fabric to make a chair tie. Try an old scarf too. Don't forget to hit garage sales! You never know what kind of fabric that someone else might be getting rid of. It could be perfect for your event!
I love the straws! And they were a bargain! .08 each! You can purchase them here at thinkgarnish
Here is another fun and ver inexpensive way to add a fun touch to the party...decorate the window. Again, a total of $2.00 from a trip to the Dollar Store. I got two rolls of yellow wrapping paper and used painters blue tape to attach it to the window. I thought that this would be a fun backdrop to the table. As you can see, it does not cover it in a perfect sheet. But I have big windows here people! Plus, I am pretty sure that they did not notice this.
I really wanted to the girls to feel like they were in the book, or Paris. Plus, it make for a fun place to take a picture of them! I got a sharpie marker, and held the Madeline book in my hand to draw. The fun part is the illustrations are very free and not perfect,
so it was easy to draw. My daughter just loved it when she saw it.
And that made it worth it!
It was hard to get a good picture of it, but you can get the idea.
Here is how to make the pinwheels: DYI on PinWheelsSorry about the pencil lines on this picture! Yikes! Guess I forgot to erase those ones. Folks, this is what happens when you do these things at a very late hour of the evening...
And for some reason, I had a whole other table filled with food, and I did not get a picutre of it! Such a bummer. I had croissants, a pretty tray of meat and cheese. A veggie tray and a bucket of waters. Oh well, by the time I was going to take a picture of that, the guests arrived it was gone from my mind till afterwards. Oh well!
Plus a good deal!
These fun berry boxes are from the same place as the straws: think garnishWhat a deal for .60! I had to dress them up a bit! Nothing that a can of spray paint won't fix. Add a label and there you go!
While the girls were eating I read them the Madeline story and we played Bingo. It's one of Shelby's favorite games!
Thanks for looking and I hope that this will give you some ideas!