My baby sister is having her second child, a girl, and I couldn’t wait to celebrate my little niece in style. I mentioned in my last post that I’d be reusing some decor for Big Bean’s Ballerina birthday party. I used the same back drop as the starting point for the Parisian theme I went with. By adding black and white stripes I was able to give the same look a decidedly French feel. Well, that and an Eiffel Tower for good measure. I tried to evoke a cafe feel to the setting without plastering everything with Eiffel Towers and I think it turned out sweet without being too precious. Enjoy!
Guest were greeted with a little nod to who we were celebrating at the door.
The games started the moment they came in the door. I’m not one for shower games in general, but the clothes pin game is always an easy one to play.
The table was set with a casual collection of flowers from my garden in a variety of different glass vases. I wanted a relaxed feel so I used craft paper as my table cloth and added the plate-fork-knife drawing at each setting. I’ll have a small tutorial on an easy way to do that soon!
The dessert bar was simple; cake, gallettes, and madeleines. The hot air balloons were a fun and easy craft that added just a touch of black and white stripe to define the theme as it’s own against the same backdrop from the Ballerina party.
A tutorial is coming for how to make these hot air balloons soon!
I also made these burlap signs to continue the french theme into the living room.
Guests enjoyed a french menu…so there was cheese…lots of cheese. And quiche. Which I thought would be darling as little personal sized pies. Six hours of baking later, I have since changed my mind. Personal sized quiche suck unless you’ve got yourself one of those fancy pans that makes 12 at a time. My little 4-pie pan mocked my attempt at being darling.
What didn’t suck were these guys. The water was watermelon and mint infused and I brewed the tea the day before with french lavender. Both were delish!
My sister was surrounded by friends and family, many of who are crafty themselves. One of her friends made this darling diaper cake. Such a cute gift!
And this little girl will have more clothes than she’ll be able to wear before she grows out of them!
It was a wonderful day and I can’t wait to meet my new love, the…
Keep an eye out for a tutorial on mass producing the plate-fork-knife drawing on craft paper as well as the hot air balloons in the next few days!