Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Handmade Party : :

On Saturday we celebrated our girl's 6th Birthday, with a very colorful and handmade Princess and the Pea themed Party! I spent most of the day Friday making each of the girls attending a personalized crown, and special 'princess & the pea pompom garland' to decorate and to add to our growing collection of birthday buntings! In the morning, I sat to do my handwork while reading your comments coming through my email for the Fabric Giveaway. I felt a lot of comfort from those of you who (like me) are frantically trying to finish up so many projects in time for holiday gift-giving. Thank you, for that!

Today, I want to share some of the photos from the party. It was such a wonderful and memorable time, the first friend party she has ever wanted actually. I, of course, was thrilled to do some princess-party-making, finally!

Six!

First the garland! It was so nice to work with wool, even though I wasn't knitting. Come January (if it actually feels like winter?) my hands start craving a knitting project and I already have one all planned out. These were just for pompom making and lots of them!

Colorful Wool

My favorite way to make pompoms is with a fork now. For my large pea pompoms, I actually used kitchen tongs -- it sounds silly, but it works!

Pea Pompom

Princess & the Pea Pompom Garland

I was especially excited to make all the girls a princess crown to wear and to take home as a favor!

Princess & the Pea Crowns

Princess & the Pea Party

Good crown pic

My best friend Cynthia, of Taylormade Baked Goods, a super talented, confectionery artist extraordinaire, made the most adorable and yummy Princess & the Pea cake!! It was amazing and perfect!!

Princess & the Pea Cake

Princess & the Pea Cake

Princess & the Pea Party

It was truly such a special day! There were several times throughout the party when my husband and I both got teary-eyed, looking at these sweet girl's faces, watching their kindness and gentle affection towards each other. Their laughter and joy IS so contagious!

Happy Birthday!

It's that same kindness, affection, and joy that we could all use more of, which is why I wanted to share some of her special day here today. Happy birthday to our sweet six year old girl, and thank you.

25 comments:

Lis said...

How precious!!

Cynthia Taylor said...

It was a wonderful party! Many thanks for the invite, crown and letting me be apart of it. You are amazing.

Bri said...

Wow! I don't know how you will ever top that party, but I can't wait to see. Beautiful! And the crowns are awesome!

JanuaryT said...

Very sweet!!! She will always remember this special party :)

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, looks like a lovely day, and the cake is the icing on top (as it were!)

petoskystone said...

Sweet :)

Sarah said...

So adorable!! Happy Birthday, Haila! =D

Esch House Quilts said...

What a lovely setting you created for a group of little princesses!

Anonymous said...

SO, so cute!!

Karyn said...

Those crowns are cool. They will be kept forever!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you Karyn! I hope so!! :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you Bri! It was so special and is still all Haila can talk about! We can't wait until next year!!

JennX said...

So. Beautiful.

Anna said...

it's all so pretty! I love that yarn, I've been looking for some around here and can't find anything that I like for color. :( and thanks for your post yesterday, the more I think about those children, the more sad I feel, but I hope it brings about some change.

Patricia said...

What a lovely party you made for your precious 6 year old.

Rebecca said...

The crowns are a lovely idea! Looks like a really happy day!

pasqueflower said...

What a wonderful party!! Love the cake and the crowns and all the special little details. Belated Happy Birthday to your little 6-year-old princess.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

A B.Day to remember for sure :)

How sweet and those girls must have been thrilled to get those beautiful crowns and all be princesses for a day :)

So Amazing :)

Have a lovely evening, cheers, T. :)

Annette said...

What a special day for your daughter and her friends! And so the memory making begins in your first home!
I really, REALLY like the pom pom garland!

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Elsa said...

Everything looks so lovely ~ what a special day for all the little girls ~ Happy Birthday to your daughter.
Love the cake, your friend did such a wonderful job!

Sondra Borrie said...

What a fantastic birthday party! So absolutely special. I love everything about it. Great memories for everyone. XXX

**nicke... said...

Pom poms sound so fun to make. Her party looks so fun! I need to chat with you tomorrow! Sara needs a birthday crown!

Jacey said...

The party looks adorable! And wow, that cake. I really can't even believe it's a cake!

**nicke... said...

sara just turned 5! i think they would be the best of friends! what a beautiful party maureen!!! now i want to make pom poms!