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Peace, Love, and Cupcakes Birthday Party!

September 26, 2013



This past weekend, we attended my great-niece's 1st birthday party - SO FUN!  The theme was "Peace, Love, and Cupcakes" and the yummy food, colorful decorations, and groovy clothes were wonderful! My brother and sister-in-law (the grandfather and grandmother of my great-niece) and my niece, as well as my nephew and his wife (parents of the birthday girl) teamed up to pull off this adorable party. I played photographer and captured as many of the sweet details as I could...

My sister-in-law and niece came up with this cute, inexpensive craft for a decoration on the fence in the back yard. Just paper plates, hand cut letter stencils, and several bright colors of spray paint...


This fun, groovy VW Van photo booth was a big hit at the party! My sister-in-law and niece had made this for a neighbor's 60th birthday, and it worked perfectly for this party too!  Here's sweet hubby and I posing for our photo...



Meanwhile back inside, the dessert table was so pretty...



...and the cupcakes (by GiGi's Cupcakes in Beaumont, TX) were to die for...SO pretty and SO yummy!





And here are the adorable matching mini-cupcakes...




We also had an array of colorful candies...



And of course, what 1st Birthday Party would be complete without the fun, messy "eating-of-the-cake"...?  Here's the perfectly beautiful (for now) little cake...


Here it is on the high chair. My nephew's wife made this adorable boho-style torn fabric "skirt" for the high chair tray - so cute!!


And here she is making a beautiful mess of it...love these kind of pictures. Oh, and that cake headband...mercy me it was cute...


She had a blast unwrapping presents...such a happy baby!


Speaking of gifts, here's the little mixed-media owl wall hanging I made for her birthday...

  
I used an 8 x 8 canvas board for the back, painted it hot pink with white polka dots, then painted an owl onto fun foam and cut it out and glued it on the board. I used little crochet circles that I cut out of a larger vintage crochet doily for the eyes, then glued on large black buttons in the centers. I glued gingham fabric onto fun foam and used pinking shears to cut it out for the wings and beak. I even used a bit of hot pink vintage 70's chunky yarn for her bow and wide yellow rick rack for accent...


I topped it off with a beaded wire hanger (my favorite part...I love choosing the coordinating beads) and put white ball fringe at the bottom. Love the way it turned out...



Kudos to my nephew and niece-in-law for hosing such a wonderful party...they are an adorable family! I'm so proud of them...



Peace, Love, and Cupcakes dear friends...HUGS!


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What a sweet party and I LOVE all the colors. She is just a darling little girl. What a blessing- Those cupcakes are ADORABLE! xo Diana



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