Flower fabric inspired do-it-yourself birthday party
We wanted a backyard casual party for Melody's first. I knew I needed a theme though. I was inspired when I saw a blog post on Josephine Kimberlings new Glam Garden fabric. I wanted something fun and bright, just like Melody's personality, then I just went with it.
I really wanted to incorporate fabrics into the decorations. I started Punkin Threads this year, and have been busy making dresses for others, and knew I wanted to make Meldoy's dress, and as much as I could for her party.
I found the fabric on my favorite online fabric store, Hawthorne Threads, and the first thing I made was Melody's dress. I love the way it looked on her! I incorporated eight (I think) different fabrics for the Happy Birthday Melody banner and party hats. I even made a penant banner for the highchair.
I made the M (also made ELODY, but they wouldn't fit:-) on top of the cupcakes, and topped the others with butterflies I found at Michaels. The middle plate was wrapped in fabric using Modge Podge, tissue paper for the other plates, and planters and bowls were used to seperate them, forming a cupcake stand. My friend made Melody the most beautiful 'smash' cake, topped with edible butterflies!
I saw the mini-cupcake flower topiary in a magazine, and just had to give it try. Just used a foam ball, stick from the yard and a flower pot that I already had.
In the smaller vase are strawberry marshmellow's on a stick with pastel colored candy corn, made to look like flowers. They were kind of random, but the kids loved them!
For favors, I found this idea from a Prudent Baby post. The kids put together their own flower pots (with a little help). It was really cute seeing them get so excited about it.
And finally the pom pom vines, which before I found the fabric, was what I was basing the 'flower' theme on. I saw them on a Spearmint Baby blog post, and knew I had to make them!
I really wanted make a lot of things for the party because I enjoy it, and I wanted it to be special for Melody. It's not easy seeing your baby girl turn 1 so quickly, but it was fun creating a party with her sweet little whimsical light hearted loving personality, in mind:-)