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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ariana's First Birthday Crafts

My husband and I are blessed to be parents of a beautiful little girl, Ariana. She just had her FIRST birthday on November 6th 2009!

Of course, being crafty me, and being such a special birthday for her, I handmade lots of stuff for the party! From her invitations, to her birthday outfit, I think I made a little bit of everything! I decided that I would share with you some of my birthday crafts. I had such a good time and LOVED every second of all of it. I'm already planning what I'm going to do for next year!

Here are some pics of the invitations I made. (I made 25 invitations total) Some had purple bottomed cupcakes and some had aqua blue bottoms. These were made with 5 different papers, ribbon, a cupcake that I embellished with glitter!

 The pretty sparkly aqua paper is my favorite part, and the first thing I found when I was shopping for supplies! These pictures don't really do it justice!




You can see some of the sparkles on the aqua paper in this pic!

My little "signature stamp" on the back.

Once I picked the papers for the invitations and started making them, I got the idea to make a birthday banner. I love the colors (aqua, pink and purple) and couldn't find a banner anywhere that I liked. So, I went back to the store and bought the same paper and made the banner to match the invitations.


 A closeup of one of the letters. This was quick and easy to make and turned out oh so pretty!

Of course, then I had to make a party hat with the sparkly aqua paper! I got the idea for this project from Such Pretty Things Blog. She does a "Target Tuesday" posts where she buys something plain from Target and turns it into something extra cute!

I got the idea for the birthday hat from her post Pretty Party Hats. Check it out, it was really simple!

 I think it turned out really well (even if the birthday girl didn't want to wear it for long!)

I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for when it came to her birthday shirt so I created this cute cupcake shirt!

No cupcake is complete without SPRINKLES! :)

I also decided last minute to make these flower cupcakes as decorations at the food table. I painted some cupcake papers and stuck fake carnations in the top as the "frosting"!

I choose her color theme to be aqua, pink, and purple (and then I found Abby Cadabby, a character from Sesame Street, which happened to be those colors, so she was perfect!) Here is a picture of one of her tables at her party.

Everything came together really great and her party was great!

I LOVE cupcakes, and when I found this giant Wilton cupcake pan, I knew I had to get it for her party.

I also made regular sized cupcakes and my Abby cupcakes turned out so cute with the pink and purple swirl frosting and aqua star sprinkles!

**Special thanks to my sister who helped me with all the shopping for supplies and helping me put together some of the projects!! Thanks Sarah!**

Lots of LOVE,

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  1. This is so super cute ! you are pretty much the crafiest person i know ! lol. very very good job!

  2. What a lovely birthday party with so many personal touches! I'm sure your daughter loved every minute of it!

  3. Wow what a great job you did I love it all :)

  4. The card is my most favorite oh and the giant cupcake!! So adorable!!!

  5. All of your homemade decorations, invitations, etc. turned out awesome!! She is one lucky little girl!! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

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