Our little darling chose Sleeping Beauty as this year’s birthday theme. So for the color palette we chose different shades of pinks, white & gold (especially gold sparkle…a princess just HAS to have her sparkle). We used doilies and tissue paper to make the banners which turned out beautiful and completed the look.
For the girls we made them beautiful crowns (tutorial) and gumball necklaces. I got the idea for the fabulous necklace stand from Life Ann Style.
For the Knights we picked up chest armor and shield from Dollar Tree and spray painted gold. For the swords I was originally playing around with the idea of making them wood swords but remembered how rough boys are with each other and decided to go with inflatable ones since they would most likely be smacking each other with them lol.
(Image coming soon)
For our princess we bought this amazing hand-made Aurora Dress from Miquel Zotto, even after letting her play in it most of the day it held up extremely well and is still as beautiful as the day it arrived.
We opted for sandals instead of dress shoes but was not disappointed with the pretty pink sandals I got on Zulily.
Per the request of the birthday girl Josh, myself and my parents also play dress up for the day (yes we are totally kids at heart too). Daddy got to be King Stefan and I was lucky enough to be Queen Leah. So I based our outfits off of the characters.
My dad’s outfit was so much fun and was super easy to make in order to make King Hubert’s character come to life.
The gift bags were book bags that we transformed into customized bags for the kiddos.
We simply used our refurbished buffet table as the gift table and hung the Happy Birthday banner to complete the look.
Then the birthday girl opened her presents on a pink chair made suitable for a princess.
There were so many details it’s hard to fit them into one post, there was a huge inflatable dragon flying above the tables, goblets for the girls, mugs for the boys, adventure coloring books, chicken, roasted potatoes, pinwheels, cake pops, French vanilla pink velvet cake, and other goodies galore.
At the end of the day we were blessed to have so many friends and family join us to celebrate another wonderful & healthy year.
I knew for our upcoming Princess party I wanted to make napkin rings that were budget friendly but also royalty themed.
After much debate I decided to use one of the crown stamps I bought for her party.
So I gathered my supplies:
• Shimmery cream color vellum paper
• Paper cutter with ruler built in
• Gold stamp ink
• Napkins to put the rings around
I started by cutting the paper into 2″ strips and set the small extra piece aside for another project.
Then using the gold ink I tried to stamp the crown as close to the center as possible.
After realizing my pieces of paper were too long I cut them down a bit and I know what you are probably thinking…but they are cut at an angle for a reason (I don’t cut that crooked normally lol).
I put a strip of clue on one end, then set them aside to work on the napkins
Now it’s time for the napkins
I placed the one with the scroll on the outside
2nd fold & placed the napkin ring (make sure crown is right side up)
After some trial and error I decided to round the top corners of the napkin rings like so:
It gave it a more polished look with the corners rounded in back:
We just finished the crowns for our princess’s upcoming birthday party.
I wanted the crowns to be unique which meant I needed to make them myself (like I really needed the excuse lol).
I entertained the thought of lace crowns for a minute since I loved the ones done by thegirlinspired but in the end I decided I wanted ones shaped more like Aurora’s crown since we are having a Sleeping Beauty themed party.
In order to achieve this look I sketched out a crown on cardstock until I had the shape I desired.
Then traced it on some sour cream containers (don’t judge but we definitely go through a lot of sour cream in our house and I save the containers because…well you never know when you will need one).
Next I cut the crowns out using my new handy tandy shears that I got from my mother-in-law for Christmas (thank you again Connie…I LOVE these things!!).
After I gave them a good two coats of Rust-Oleum gold spray-paint (letting them dry fully in between coats) I gave them one coat of Valspar gold glitter spray-paint.
Now I am just debating whether to attach them to the gold headbands or not. Either way, we are super excited with the results so far.
This funny little guy just started developing on his own as I put Lyssa’s lunch together.
His fuzzy eyebrows are shredded baby carrots
His big eyes are cucumbers cups filled with green goddess dip & I used black olives for the pupils
The nose is simply a Babybel Swiss cheese wheel
His smile I shaped out of imitation crab meat
She will be delighted to see her dessert is watermelon with a little bit of whipped cream
And because I saw Josh eyeing the cucumber cups…he got a smile face too 😋