Summertime is birthday season in our house. Both JR and Nora have warm weather birthdays, and this year, I foolishly boldly scheduled both kids' backyard parties for the same Saturday. Luckily it only rained for one of the parties, upping my success rate by a full 50%.
Anywho..for Nora's party, I wanted to do something crafty and festive, girly and sophisticated.
Using Dana's skirt pattern as my inspiration, I made each partygoer her own twirly circle skirt from the ultimate in summer fabrics--seersucker. I made 6 skirts in all--about 2 hours of sewing with the help of my serger.
At the party, the girls strung mini-felt balls in an array of sherbet colors to make necklaces.
Meanwhile, I armed my trusty creative sidekick, Carla, with a hot glue gun and the fun (for us) really started.
We made these elaborate, garden themed headbands for each of the girls.
The party ended with a mini photo shoot in the kitchen...
...complete with silly faces.
Happy #5, Nora!