September 11, 2012

Pretty Pink Party!

Have I officially turned into a party blog? Last one for a while, I promise!

There is a sweet girl at church who just turned 14 and she wanted me to help with the party decorations. I was super excited because for once the party was a theme that I totally would have done for myself. Frilly pink tea party things with ribbon and pearls and fresh roses. Happy day! 

Unfortunately the party came at a really busy time for me so I didn't get to make as many things as I'd like to. (Although one could argue that I had weeks in advance to prepare, but that's not how I work.) :O)

We started out with making the invitations from things we had on hand. The pink vellum envelopes were leftover from my wedding! I can't believe I've kept them for 7 years. (See, husband? I knew I'd use them someday!)

Paige helping: (love her)

I made some roses out of strips of a plastic table cloth that I scalloped on the edge with scissors. I had to ruffle them by hand with a needle and thread because I think my sewing machine died. (Noooooo!)

Here is how you make them!
  • Unfold table cloth and cut lengthwise along the creases to create long strips.
  • Use scissors to trim one edge in scallops. (It's faster if you fold it up lengthwise first)
  • Use a gathering stitch (straight stitch on the longest stitch length with top thread tension at highest setting) along the long, flat edge of each strip.
  • Pull one thread to gather the edge up all the way.
  • Roll the gathered edge up and glue in place.


It should look like this when you're all done!

A few scraps of lace ribbon and Ruffle Fabric made the table pretty. I also scattered pearl beads and hand stamped fleur di lis confetti. It turned out lovely. :O)


Isn't their house just gorgeous? Every time I go there I want to come home and redecorate. Their family is even more beautiful than their home. They are absolutely extraordinary people. I am so blessed to know them.

So that was the simple little tea party! I love a simple party. Where the hosts aren't stressed out and everyone knows each other really well and enjoy each other. My favorite.

The decorations were all from my stash except the $1 plastic table cloth and the balloons. So the whole thing cost me $2, which is always nice. :O) Oh wait, no, that's a lie. I did buy the flowers, too.
Did you see the garland of big white circles? That was supposed to be a pearl necklace, and actually, I went to a great to of effort to make it. I hand cut the circles, then put a small circle of glue on each one and sprinkled white glitter to make it look like the pearls were reflecting the light. Then I strung them on white cotton string which I knotted in between each pearl so make it look like a real necklace. It took forever, and when I hung it up and stood back...it looked like a row of white circles. Whatever. :O) Crafts are funny that way.

Love you guys!
-Disney




21 comments:

  1. Hello!
    it´s a wonderful pretty pink party.
    Congratulations,
    Kiss, Minie.

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  2. Gorgeous! This post and the lavender elephant party has inspired me to step up the decorations at my son's birthday!

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  3. Hee, the strand of pearls story is the story of my life, some days. But I still think it's a beautiful strand of white circles! I am amazed at how much you did with just a few materials. Looks adorable!

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  4. You've done it again, another pretty party under $20. Did you add the icon, get on it!

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  5. LOVE the details: the pearls, the pink! Great job! I don't mind if you become a party blog because I love your parties!

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  6. So, so beautiful. Of course. What else c old we expect from you? ;-)

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  7. This is so sweet! I kind of really want to throw a frilly pink party now. :)

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  8. Please don't stop posting party things! I love seeing them! :D And Paige is just increasingly gorgeous in every picture you take!

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  9. What a great party! I loved it :) And you always do a great job......love the party ideas, don't worry bout too many. I'm just amazed you have time to do all of them!

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  10. So pretty!
    You're so talented at this!

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  11. I too have really enjoyed the parties lately! It makes me wish I knew someone with a baby or wedding soon so that I could throw a shower.

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  12. This party is so perfectly you! So dainty and feminine. =) Love it =)

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  13. This is the most "ruffles and stuff" party I have ever heard of, it's totally you! And it looks like everyone had a wonderful time, too.

    And also, the "row of white circles" was my favourite part, and as soon as you told us what it was then I totally got it, so don't worry it was lovely!

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  14. DISNEY, I NEED your HELP! I am hosting a 40 years of business party for my boss, he is a dentist. I was wondering if you have any ideas of what I could do with a "tooth/dental" theme? The party is THIS Saturday! Ahhh I am freaking out. Please help. Tana

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  15. First I thought that was your house, I was like Disney should give us a house tour Oh, she must. That said, Please do a house tour one of these days,(or maybe you have and I missed that post).
    Keep the party posts coming.

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  16. Wow! Their home does seem to be beautiful. Now you've got me wondering what the other rooms and details are like. Hey, maybe you can ask them if you can do a feature of their home on your blog?
    Your party ideas are becoming better, and better. Loved this one!

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  17. Disney, what shines through is your good heart and how helping others makes you happy. So...it's 'just a party' but you make people feel special. And that is well worth posting.

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