Today is Sweet P's actual birthday but we had her party over the weekend. The house was full of friends and family and she loved every minute of it!
The theme for her party was "p is for..." Her nickname is Sweet P and we just call her P a lot of the time so I wanted to play off that.
Everything was centered around things that started with the letter "p," from decorations to food. Today's post will cover the decorations, everything from pom poms to pinwheels and a whole lot of pink.
Here's the invitation I designed (front)
And on to the decorations! My mom bought me a 12"x12" paper pad in Martha Stewart's Vintage Girl line and I made just about every single decoration for the party out of the one packet.
It came with 3-4 shades of pink glittery paper, pink and white plaid, pink vellum and tons more.
Well, I combined the two and strung them together with some twine to make a little banner to hang on the table.
and remember these
They were the little labels for all the food on the table. Since the theme was "p is for" all the food started with the letter p:
pizza balls (both the pepperoni and buffalo chicken)
pitas and cheese (artichoke cheese dip)
pretzels dipped in chocolate and white chocolate
sweet pea cupcakes with this frosting
and P's very own "princess and the pea" cake
And I saw this idea and wanted to do it for P. I asked everyone at the party to write one reason they loved her on the card before they left and Eric and I filled out the rest.
I made a label for the front that matches her invitation. I put it in a little nook with a couple of pink pom poms and one of the photos of her from the day she was born. I love that she'll have sweet notes from people that love her to look back on as she grows up!
And last but not least, one of my favorite projects I did for the party, P's paper quilt. I'm not sure if these exist, but I saw this photo originally on pinterest where the girl used fabric scraps and glued them to a canvas to make a mosaic. Since I don't have a lot of fabric lying around and since I had an awesome paper pad full of cute quilt-like paper, I decided to make a paper quilt.
I made a hexagon template with clear vellum and cut out the shapes from six different sets of paper. Then I arranged them on a huge canvas and glued them down with decoupage.
I went through P's monthly photos, most of which were taken by her fabulous Aunt Ashley, and had them printed on 5"x4" photo paper. I used my vellum template and cut each photo out and glued each into the center of the hexagon "circles."
I still have to have her 11 and 12 month photos printed, but you can see the near-finished quilt in the background in the photos but here's kind of a close-up.
The center has a hexagon with her birth date and stats on it that I just printed out on a sheet of white paper and cut out the shape.
So that pretty much wraps up all the decorations and ends my craft streak for the rest of the year!
Tomorrow is part two of the celebration!