Our last birthday of the summer is this week- my youngest, Sophia, will be 11. Wow! If I didn't live with her and see her growing before me everyday I would not believe it. She's growing up so fast! My husband and I were just talking about this the other night. He's been out of town off and on all summer and he thought she looked taller and older than when he left. She's definitely growing fast, but not as fast as it seems.
Let the party planning begin! She is having a couple girlfriends over and we will take them to a local pro softball game in Akron. Although she is a tomboy, she picked pink and green polka dots for her birthday theme/ colors. I was so excited to get started on simple but fun party invitations. I found adorable polka dot plates, napkins, and crepe paper streamers. I also found coordinating colors table cloth, vases, baskets, candles, balloons, and all the trimmings. It'll be cute!
I kept it simple and Cased the layout for the invites from here . I paper pieced a large bold cupcake image from DoodleFactory or here I think their stamps are very unique and kinda crazy! I love the big bold images.
I used SU! #101055 Crystal Effects on the cherry to add 3D lacquered look.
My daughter picked out the small plastic baskets for party favors for her guests. She thought they would be awesome to hold various nail polishes on a dresser in their rooms. I thought that was a nice idea- although I would have preferred a handmade bag. We found the baskets in the dollar spot at Target. We filled each with various candies, and items like: jump ropes polka dot beach balls, mini hair brush and mirror for their purses/ book bags, and lip glosses.
I made coordinating tags for each basket using the same cupcake image and papers. I used the polka dot crepe paper streamers to make a ruffle on the bottom of the tag. I think the guests will like them. I know I would have at that age. Have a great weekend.