Wednesday, 30 November 2011

My Creative Space : Behind the scenes of a princess and pirate party


In some ways it may seem a bit odd to talk party preparation after the party, but as I’ve mentioned already my internet was down last week.

The following is the result of this internet free craft time :





I was particularly stoked to find the free printable pirate cupcake topper thingies on Pinterest. (And am equally pleased that I printed off a couple of pages before I lost my internet connection!)

I also made some pirate shorts for part of Noah’s outfit and some quick pirate flags to string about the place. For both of these my pinking shears have been my best friend, saving a lot of time hemming. (After all I’m all about max results for min effort, aren’t I? And nothing says pirate like zigzag, ripped/ unfinished hems in my book!)

I took a bit more time and effort for the ‘princess bunting’ as I want to keep this for Isabelle’s room.

As for food – most of what we did was pretty simple and I made the chocolate cupcakes a few days before and froze them. (The kids enjoyed licking the bowl – an essential childhood experience, in my opinion!)

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…And as mentioned before, my Mum did an amazing job making Isabelle’s cake. Here she is icing it on the morning of the party. It was election day so naturally she went to the polling booth dressed like this (drawn on mo and all!)

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Joining in with Our Creative Spaces– to see what others have been making go here.

Jenny x


another donkey design by kate said...

Llooks like it would have been a great party! and your mum's cake is pretty impressive!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

That bunting is just gorgeous - is it hanging in their rooms now? Those printable cupcakes toppers are great.