Thursday, December 22, 2011

Visions of Sugarplums!

Yesterday I had the inaugural 'Visions of Sugarplums' girls craft day at my house.
Nine perfectly behaved little crafters came along.
They were all 5 - 7 years old with one 9 year old there to help.

I couldn't resist a little festive decorating for the occasion.
Any excuse to pretty things up!

Of course the day started with a cupcake!

Our first craft was decorating little gingerbread houses.
You know how much little ladies love icing!

The weather was beautiful (for a change!) so the icing dried quickly and we were able to assemble the houses easily.

It was a very serious business!

The girls also iced Christmas cookies for their daddies.

Here is Liberty's finished house.
The decorations came with the house kit. 

Gingerbread house city!

Patiently waiting for lunch.

Here's one of the reasons I haven't been blogging this month.
I've been baking and selling these cookies, they've been very popular!

My friend Pauline came to help me (thankfully!), we were so busy we forgot to take photos of all the crafting.
The girls made bath salts for their mothers, crepe paper roses and beautiful gift tags.
The tag making was the most popular activity, they kept asking if they could make more!

They also made ballet dress Christmas decorations.

And folded paper decorations.

They all had such a good time.

It was a very busy day, but we all had such fun!
And they're all wanting to do it again!

Now I have three days to get this place ready for Christmas...

Merry Christmas to you all!



  1. Wow... what fun!! Looks like they really did have the best time :)

    Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday season xxx

  2. They are definately going to want to come back, it must be every little girls dream to have an afternoon like that!

    And I can see why those fancy biscuits are selling like hot cakes Mercedes (pardon the pun!), they're just gorgeous.

    Merry Christmas to you all. Look forward to chatting in the New Year.

  3. What a wonderful event to have for the girls. Looks like it was a lot of fun!

  4. Que fiesta tan divertida, es una reunión de niñas guapisimas, las casitas son una monada, os deseamos Felices Fiestas.

  5. Nice pictures Mercedes... und ich sehe, die Mädels hatten viel Spaß. Aber Mama hatte bestimmt auch jede Menge Vorbereitungen und viel zu tun.

    Aber... eine tolle Feier....!

    Schicke ganz liebe Weihnachtsgrüße für Dich und Deine Familie mit über den großen Teich

    PuNo / Monika

  6. Lucky girls!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. Funny pictures and lucky girls,Mercedes :-)! Always when I see pictures of the party's you gave for the children,I like to be one of them:-)! I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas!!! Jeannette x

  8. A Wonderful creative party and all the little girls are so sweet, having the best time.
    Merry Christmas!

  9. Quel contraste avec le temps pluvieux de la France !
    les biscuits semblent succulents

    Joyeux noël

  10. Oh wow how could they not have had fun doing all those wonderful activities...I wish I was there and I am waaay older than 9!
    It all looks absolutely beautiful, what a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing!
    Kiss Noises Linda

  11. How people could not love your cookies ? impossible !! they are beautiful, it's a shame to eat them.
    The decorations were gorgeous and the young ladies were such a pretty bunch.
    Keep rocking girl!
    Hugs Rosanna

  12. MERRY CHRISTMAS Mercedes! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday! The party looks like it was a magical day for all. Love the cookies that you are selling. They look great!

  13. Wonderful party!
    Merry Christmas and a Great 2012!

  14. Délicieuse et gourmande façon de préparer Noël.
    Félicitations aux fillettes.
    La décoration est très réussie. **Joyeux Noël**

  15. Menuda fiesta tan bonita.
    Felices navidades y año nuevo

  16. Tantissimi auguri di Buon Natale anche a te e a tutti i tuoi cari,
    un bacio grandissimo,

  17. dear treasured friend,

    what a wonderful party! i want a party like that! all great ideas, too!!! and your cookies are brilliant!!!

    warmest wishes for a healthy and merry christmas!


  18. Oh my goodness!!! When I die, can I pretty please come back as one of your daughter's friends? A party to die for!!! What lucky girls! Well done you with your efforts and the decorations. Sugarplum perfection! Merry Christmas! xx

  19. how beautiful! Merry Christmas :)

  20. how beautiful! Merry Christmas :)

  21. This is the sort of party little girls dream about! Everybody looks so happy. Your cookies are stunning and they look like they would be very tasty. I'm a bit late with my Christmas wishes as I forgot about the time difference. But, Merry Christmas, anyways.

  22. I absolutely LOVE your blog Mercedes. You are so talented. It is absolutely fascinating to be able to see all of your extraordinary projects.

    Pauline gave me some of your gorgeous biscuits, they not only look amazing but taste delicious as well!!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.

  23. Hello Mercedes! I enjoyed each picture. As always, all your posts never fail to amaze me. I love those hanging paper doilies (not sure if they are) and of course the beautiful kids around.

    Merry Christmas and wishing you a prosperous 2012. I will look forward in reading more of your posts.

  24. Mercedes! What a cute party...are you crazy or what? Ha ha! It's been a long time since we've talked, hoped your Christmas was great, can't wait to see pics! LOVE your snowflakes everywhere!

  25. What a wonderful event.
    Happy Holiday!

  26. Möchte Dir und Deiner Familie einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr wünschen...
    und schicke liebe Grüße mit über den großen Teich

    PuNo / Monika

  27. That party looks like so much fun! I love the idea of decorating your own gingerbread houses.

  28. Hi Liberty, that party looks like so much fun.
    Long time sinds you blogged, i hope everything is oke with you and your just having a busy time.

  29. Your blog was just brought to my attention. I am excited to find it. I hope to see lots more of it in the future. Check mine out if you have a mind too. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  30. saw a pin of your work on pinterest It is wonderful :)


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