Here are the photos I promised of Paige's third birthday from earlier this month!
I planned her party and made all the decor by hand, without spending any money! And all while during the "Celebrating MOM" event with Dana, so needless to say, I was a little worn out by it!
I had a perfectly picturesque outdoor party, with poms and paper flowers hanging from trees, quilts on the fence, vintage children's chairs and tables (which my husband dragged over from our church building), hanging buntings, outside playhouses, pink dress-up cases, and May Day poles. But it wasn't meant to be. Within an hour, it was completely ruined by insanely high winds. :o)
So we moved everything inside, and fluffed the wind-squished poms back up just in time for guests to arrive, so we could have a nice, cramped, poorly lit party, with bad photos. :o) The worst part? I didn't have time to take pictures of all the decor! Sad. So here are a few photos of what was left over when everyone left...
I made forty-thousand paper hats with fabric ruffles sewn on.
Tons of flower headbands.
Happy Birthday Buntings.
Tissue paper poms, and accordion paper flowers.
And even handmade fabric boutonnières.
Here is the only picture of me at the party. And isn't it.....lovely?
If you look in the background, you can kind of see some of the billions of paper plates that I trimmed around the edges with scalloped scissors. They were so cute!
And I had to include this photo of Paige and her friend/enemy from church. It perfectly captures the essence of their relationship. They go back and forth between playing and fighting constantly! I just know they're going to end up married :o)
So, it wasn't the most impressive party I've thrown, but Paige had lots of fun with her friends! And she's already talking about her next birthday. :o)
And since I couldn't bear the thought of throwing away all the things I spent weeks of late nights working on....I used them to decorate her room. :o)
Now I just need to change the words on the bunting!
Happy Birthday to my favorite little girl!
I love you, I love you, I love you. :o)