|Sorry I am in the background. I try to not be in many pics. I like to take them but am not crazy about being part of them.|
Okay, I know those of you who have started reading my blog might think I am a
|I got a little carried away with the torn fabric. Note the skirt that the Birthday Girl is wearing. It matches the banners.|
I also have a tiny bit of a magazine and catalog obsession. You are not surprised. I look at the pictures with the Grandkids and they tell me what they really like, especially if their birthday is coming. So I was sitting on the couch looking at a decorating magazine and it was almost one of the girls' third birthday. We had decided that we were going to have a small celebration just for the family. Keep in mind that there can be as many as 21 if everyone on both sides of the family attend a small "family gathering". And this does not include anyone that lives out of town.
|Look at the tiny banner on the top of the cake. I started with wooden skewers and then used ribbon and tiny torn fabric to match the banner.|
So I am perusing the magazine and there is a party shown that is all pastels. The about to be Three year old says "Ya-Ya that is what I want for my party". The party looks fabulous and I knew we could make it look at least kind of like the magazine.
Once I started working on it we had a blast. I started with the torn fabric garland. The family sat on the couch and tore fabric. You will see that I like this look and it really looks cute in my kitchen window. So that was the start of a landslide of pastel stuff. After we did the window, I wanted to do the back of the chairs, then I wanted to do a tiny banner for the top of the cake. I wish I would have taken pictures of the cake when it was cut. The different layers were different colors with the filling also different colors so that it looked like a pastel rainbow. When we had this party I had no idea that I would decide to blog about it in the future. I just wanted pictures to make a birthday book of memories for the Birthday Girl.
I also like cake pops and wanted to get a little blue onto the table. I used an antique quilt as my table covering and then layered with a piece of little girl princess fabric. No sewing just a piece of fabric. I filled candy jars with the colors of the party. So there is a lot of pink and pastel candy just to make it cute.
I had my favorite bakery make the pink princess cookies. The kids loved them.