Showing posts with label Parties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Parties. Show all posts

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ten years old today!

Somehow my little girl is already 10 years old!
I can't quite believe it!
These are the party invitations I made.
You pull the rosebud and magically the box opens and you see the invitation inside.

I made all the little dolls to go inside.

This year Liberty wanted to take her friends to a place called 'Jump' to play on trampolines!
After that we had an afternoon tea party at home.
I made wrappers for chocolate bars to send them off to Jump.

We had her party in the school holidays when three of her friends from the South Island were here.

Liberty had a lot of her own ideas for her party d├ęcor and asked for 'bright pastel colours'.
I was happy to oblige!

She asked for a chocolate cake with two layers and chocolate usual I iced it at the very last minute - while the kids were at Jump (hubby took them there - which is why there are no photos!).
Liberty wanted the pastel m&m's  to spill out of her cake when it was cut.
It was her friend's actual birthday on the day we had Liberty's party so they blew out the candles together.

When I was out shopping and saw those umbrellas in the party colours I had to have them!
Once again my fabulous friend Pauline was there to help!
The girls all made their own ice cream concoctions - that was fun!
We put together DIY Slime kits for the girls to take home...making slime is one of Liberty's favourite things to do!
And I made the dress cookies Liberty requested...although she thought they looked a little too princessy!
The party was a couple of weeks ago.
But this morning for her actual birthday...
 I lit these candles just before she got up.

Her brother gave her 100's & 1000's chocolate that she had been wanting to try.
Her daddy took out to breakfast on the way to's not every day you turn ten!

After school I took Liberty and her friend to an ice cream bar - Liberty had been wanting to go there!

Ten years later and that funny little dark haired baby has grown into a beautiful, fun loving blonde!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Liberty's 9th Birthday - Alice in Wonderland Party

A couple of weeks ago Liberty turned 9!
This year she requested an 'Alice in Wonderland' party.
She asked me to make her an 'Alice' dress...I finished it at midnight the night before the party.

My helpful hubby built me a trestle table especially for the party!

I've done many parties for other people in the past year but Liberty had a lot of her own ideas for her party!
We made all the cookies and cupcakes.

The birthday cake with a candle in a little tea cup! 

She's a girl with refined taste - she asked for macarons! So I made mini macarons.
The party guests all got a china teacup to take home.

The take home cookies.

It was Liberty's idea to have the girls make a collage at the party.
Everyone had fun!

The results!
The teacup printies are from the Graphics Fairy.

We used Liberty's playhouse as a photo booth.
My wonderful friend Pauline was once again my star photographer.

The girls all had fun making themselves look extra tall!

'Throw the Sugar Cubes into Teacups' was a fun game!

They also played croquet.

There was lots of laughter!
Liberty had very definite ideas about how the invitation should look.
She asked me to make a pop-up card.
When I said I wasn't sure I could do that she replied, "But mum, you can do anything!"

As it turned out I discovered I could make a pop-up!
It was another great party and all the little ladies really enjoyed themsleves!
Liberty said it was better than she had even imagined!
As for me - I'm all partied out!