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Is anyone else addicted to Pinterest? I swear, I go back and forth between cursing and praising that site. On one hand, it’s such a time suck. On the other…well, I’ve definitely been inspired.

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Pinterest played a key part in Miss L’s seventh birthday party, which started with this blog post. I instantly fell in love and just knew my bunny would love to celebrate her 7th with a sewing party.

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I did a little appliqué and embroidery on linen for the party invites, scanned them in and added the rest of the details in Photoshop.

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On Saturday, our guests were met at the door with a fun “wreath” made for the occasion.

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We started out with some fun crafts with each girl making a little embroidered piece to take home and a funky felt floral headband.
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A lunch of heart-shaped grilled cheese sandwiches, baby carrots with ranch dip, caramel drizzled apple slices, yogurt with fresh berries and sewing themed sugar cookies was served.

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A cute-as-a-button cake and raspberry lemonade completed the meal.
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We played a laugh-filled game of “put the spool on the sewing machine” and trotted out the props in a photo booth session.
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The day ended with a piñata, also themed for the occasion (a giant spool of thread)!

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Our birthday girl thanked each guest for coming with a handmade goodie bag and chocolate button lollipop.
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The little miss deemed it “the best birthday ever,” which made it worth all the work.

Resources

Candy button molds, sewing cookie cutters, polka dot paper straws: Bake It Pretty

Flower Frill Clover template, party hats and crown pattern by The Quilted Fish, Michael Miller fabrics (polka dots from Children at Play, ginghams from Mini Mikes): Intown Quilters

Fabric pinwheels: tutorial by Sandi Henderson (modified)

Ruffled chair garlands: tutorial by Hank + Hunt

Cake: me and Publix (story to come)

Sugar cookies: Recipe from Cake Central, royal icing by CK from Cake Art Party Store, decorating tutorial (my first time decorating cookies like this!) by Sweetopia.

Drink bottles: Starbucks single-serving Frappuccino, saved for me by my son’s super sweet girlfriend (thanks again, Laura!)

Birthday banner: tutorial coming!

Spool piñata: tutorial coming!

Goodie bags: tutorial coming!

Tip Junkie handmade projects

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10 thoughts on “Sew Fun Birthday

  1. Tsoniki Crazy Bull

    I LOVE that idea! Yes, I am totally addicted to pinterest, but my time on there goes in spurts. My daughter’s last birthday party was a cupcake decorating party. They made frozen lemonade, and decorated cupcakes and crowns.

    How many friends did your daughter have at this party? I don’t think I could handle more then five or six? Maybe more if someone was there to help with the sewing. LOL
    .-= Tsoniki Crazy Bull´s last blog ..Two On Tuesday Favorite Restaurants =-.

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  2. Marie

    This is the cutest sewing party ever! My soon to be 10 year old asked me for a party like this but I had no vision…now I’m totally inspired. Her birthday is in less than 2 weeks…I better get a move on it!

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  3. kayellen

    I cannot believe your sweet girl is 7? I love what you did for her party…adorable:))Happy belated birthday!!

    The “7″ on the door is wonderful!!

    Have a blessed Christmas with your family!!

    Hugs,
    Kay Ellen

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