Monday, April 15, 2013

It's a Pajama Party




 
My daughter just turned five and hosted her first ever sleepover.  She was so excited about all of the details for her very special 5th Birthday. The party was designed around grey and white chevron fabric I found and fell in love with. Niki with HootyCutie made Kaitlyn the perfect Birthday outfit.
The chevron skirt has a detachable green and white polka dotted sash so I can change out the colors if I wanted to mix and match for different occasions. I designed the shirt to match, it was just a simple tank top from old navy, I used iron on fusing to attach the square of chevron and the polka dotted letter, It was finished off by sewing around the edges to prevent fraying when washed.....looks like a custom monogram or applique for a fraction of the cost.



This birthday girl was looking forward to a fun filled night with her besties and had a wonderful time giggling the night away with her little friends!
Kaitlyn helped with all of the planning she chose what things she wanted to do at her party as well as what favors her guest would receive. She wanted all of her little friends to have pajamas for the party so we picked out some fabric and enlisted the grandmas and their sewing machines. My mom Grandma DD made the pants, and Miss K and I ironed on the initials for the shirts, Grandma J embroidered around each one giving them a finished look for a lot less that traditional monogramming. To make shirts like this use iron on adhesive, cut out your shape and letter then use the iron to adhere them to a shirt. The embroidery around the letters help them to stay in place without fraying. The girls looked so adorable in the matching pajamas.
Each of her little guest received custom PJ's as their favor, the colors were so bright and fun and looked adorable on everyone.

 
We set her room up for the party. It was the perfect backdrop for the occasion, it is fun to think outside of the box when decorating for a party, make use of items you already have and transform an ordinary room by re-purposing it for the event. The girls had a great night ahead of them. They all had a lot of giggles playing dress up and struting their stuff down the hallway runway, we had princesses, ballet dancers and even a mermaid make an appearance. After dress up the girls each got a chance to be their own chef, everyone was given a small ball of homemade pizza dough (by homemade I mean Publix Bakery....YUM!) they rolled it out into a shape of their choice ( we had circles, hearts, and moons) they added some of their favorite toppings and we popped them in the oven to bake. While the pizza was cooking we brushed off our Carnival skills playing XBOX Kinect Carnival games...if you ever want to laugh, and I mean laugh hard try to talk 5 giggly 4 & 5 year olds through the menu on XBOX Kinect...It's a hoot.

After pizza and games we helped the girls create their very own ice cream sundaes. They added fun toppings, there was lots of pink of course, and chocolate too! And once their sundaes were made they were ready to dive in with their adorable wooden chevron spoons from The Bakers Confections I just can't say enough about this great company. Their adorable items really gave a custom feel to our party, they arrived in adorable packaging and were the talk of the party (amongst the adults of course)


We just love these adorable spoons from The Bakers Confections they sell the most adorable items for parties. We found matching chevron straws and chevron treat bags there as well. They were perfect little popcorn bags. The straws were a hit as well, the girls just loved the bright colors!
The Chevron straws looked adorable on the flavored water bottles, I purchase flavored water from Target for $1, peeled off the label and added some scrapbook paper to add some color, I attached the straws with bakers twine (which you can also get from The Bakers Confections) It looked adorable and was a great way to showcase those amazing chevron straws!


After our sugar rush of cake and ice cream we were ready for some popcorn and a movie! It was exactly the kind of pajama party my little 5 year old was dreaming of! Once all the pillows and blankets were laid out and the girls were watching their movie, it dawned on me, I had just survived her first "sleepover" and I know that there will be many more to come.


 The cake was designed to match the invites I designed. You can find them at  Magic by Marcy A local friend here in town has a passion for creating these amazing cakes. She does such a fabulous job!

 Cake by Marilyn Gingerich
Paper Products by: The Baker's Confections 
Party Outfit: Niki at HootyCutie
Pajamas: By The Grandmas (Donna & Jeannette)
Invitations by: Magic by Marcy
Party Designed by: Marcy Grauer


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