Each year about mid-summer we begin to make plans for my daughter, Bunny's birthday party. She chooses a theme and the plans build from there. This year was no exception. Macarons, sewing and a chocolate fountain. Go!
I drew inspiration from my daughter. I love the way she see's the world through color, pattern and texture. As well as sewing events that I have had at Little Stitch Studio, and the American Girl Doll Movie, Grace Stirs up Success with the macaron croquembouche.
She rode her little bike around the neighborhood delivering each invitation to her friends. At night, we sewed gifts for each girl and made decorations for the party. The day finally came!
To set the tone, I used lots of fresh flowers in varying shades of pink throughout the house. We also used lots of pompoms, ribbon and paper flowers. With each type of arrangement, I try to balance the casual material with a fun dose of stylized whimsy. The pompom chandlier is always a fun statement.
For the sewing activity, the girls made messanger style bags out of coordinating prints (with bunnies of course!) and yarn tassles with wood beads. The bag is super easy and always a sucess with young sewists. The pattern is from Annabel Wrigley's We Love To Sew.
While the girls were waiting for dessert, they took turns signing a cute pillow with colorful fabric markers.
For dessert we served the macaron croquembouche, and strawberries dipped in chocolate with strawberry lemonade.
Each year I try to make something special and memorable that we can look forward to unpacking and using for years to come. This crown was from her 5th birthday. The satin ribbon allows her a comfortable fit year after year.