Over the weekend, my sister (who lives 2 states away from me in California) threw the cutest party for my niece and I asked her to share about it with all of you! My sister and I have such similar taste when it comes to all things crafty, and I hope that someday we can live close to each other and start a sewing business together!
Read on to hear from my sister, Kate, about Maddie’s party and be sure to check out the bottom of this post for a little giveaway!
When I was thinking about what theme I wanted for my daughter Maddie’s 2nd birthday, I immediately thought of all the things she loves such as Dora, Mickey Mouse, and Winnie the Pooh. Call me selfish, but I just couldn’t stomach another character themed birthday-filled day… So what else could I think of that would not only please Maddie but would meet the approval of her mother who loves all things pink, girly, and sweet? How about candy? Lots and lots: m&m’s and reese’s, gummy bears and lollipops, cookies with pink frosting and mini cupcakes. Let’s call it Madelyn’s Sweet Shoppe, and embrace the little kid in all of us. Forget our New Year’s Resolution diets; let’s utterly and completely indulge all day!
I found these amazing labels from eatdrinkchic, and fell in love with the pink and white stripes and pretty much everything else for the ice cream party. I thought this would make a perfect sweet shoppe color pallet too.
I made all the girls little mini purses and the boys draw-string pouches with left-over fabric I had. They were super easy and quick to make, and so adorable on them!
Sammy was the life of the party as usual!
Maddie (right) with her best friend Addie, drinking margaritas, engaging in deep and meaningful conversation. To make the margaritas, just mix 1 bottle of Jose Cuervo (non-alcoholic) margarita mix with ice and lime juice. Blend with fresh strawberries for a fun pink twist.
Here are the girls in front of a fun background I made for taking pictures. I used a tri-fold cardboard display, and painted on the pink and white stripes. The flags were cut out with felt and I glued on flowers in the window box.
We played “Pin the Cherry on the Ice Cream Cone,” which the kids loved! You can see the board I made in the background of the picture above.
I cut out letters for the Happy Birthday banner using adorable Amy Butler paper.
All the kids had a blast, and loved picking out their candy at the end and putting it in their candy purses and bags (with their mother’s hovering over them trying to limit the amount their kid grabs, all the while shooting me evil looks!).
Thanks, Kate! I so wish I could have been there! That’s Kate, on the right, right holding my adorable nephew, Sammy. Natalie, on the left, was the extraordinary baker behind the gorgeous mini cupcakes. I heard they were delicious!
Kate is giving away two of these mini-purses to two lucky readers!
Just leave a comment on this post letting me know what your favorite kind of candy is! I’ll choose the winners next Monday, March 1st.