Monday, October 24, 2011

Mailee's 10th Birthday Party

Mailee's party was a blast.
Here are the details; first the people then the decor.

Mailee was really involved with all the details.
She made these adorable picks the week before the party.

So cute, hey?

Everyone dressed up, even the dads.
This cowboy, pirate and chicken were all great sports!

Mailee's friends looked amazing in their costumes and masks.

Mai Mai was so excited to wear her Marie Antoinette costume.
Her favourite parts were the hair and the fan:)

Little "pink princess" was so proud to wear her pretty dress and hold up her mask!

Us big girls got into it too.
Christmas Fairy, Flower child, prom princess and Lady Pink.

Somebody missed her nap time!

The spread.
I managed to keep this party free of sweets (with the exception of the cake)

Musical chairs was played more than once.

The girls were asking to play again and again.

Mailee has a collection of collector Barbies.
{Can you say that, "collection of collector Barbies"...?}
She picked these plates and napkins:)

Lanterns never get old for me.
I mixed it up by glittering a few of the small ones and adding some bunches of tulle.

I "swooped" tulle from one side of the room up to the other side.
This gave the room the "grand" feeling Mailee wanted.

We collected candle sticks and other items for a few weeks before the party.
Once we got them home they all got a nice coat of spray paint.


We bought some cheap plastic dress up crowns and wands from the dollar store and spray painted them too.

Mailee's birthday is the week before Halloween so we even spray painted a bunch of real pumpkins.
They looked amazing in gold and shades of pink!

See that cute pumpkin?
How about the candlestick?
There's also a soup can and another dollar store crown.
With a little creativity you can make a little into a lot!

We also glittered a bunch of white pumpkins.
They looked so fabulous!!!

Oh the glittery gorgeousness!!

A few candles got the glitter treatment as well.

Here's a close up of one of the lanterns.
This was also very easy and soo worth the effort!

Ooh!  Another fun thing that I'm so excited to share!
I bought those tacky number candles from the dollar store and glammed them up with gold glitter puff paint, rhinestones and beads.

I also added toothpicks to the bottom of each one so that they would stay in place on the cake.
They turned out so great.
I hope you'll take this idea and run with it.  This makes the possibilities endless as far as tacky candles made fabulous is concerned:)

These candles were the favours.
We found the adorable pink glass vases on clearance and took them to our favourite soy candle creator Granville Island Candles.
They filled them with the flavour of Mailee's choice (Cinnamon Bun).

Oh I also spray painted a few vases gold:)

More pretty-ness.

Looky what I found at Michaels...Gold glittery wrapping paper!
Have I ever told you that I love little details?

Thanks for looking!

I may have missed something, if you have any questions just ask!


Deborah said...

you are unbelieveably talented! the party themes and your attention to detail would make anyone want to have you as their 'mom' :)
your love for your kids shine through it all..thanks for sharing..

Holly said...

Incredibly beautiful!! Love seeing all of your party photos Colleen!! Such a fun and unique party theme :) Great job!

Unknown said...

What an imagination and creative mind that you have. I am so happy that you post the photos so I may keep up with your family. Love to all.

Unknown said...

thank you friends! I appreciate all your nice words!!

CarterGirl Events said...

This party was fabulously fun! Great job! Those glam'd out number candles are my fav from this post! Thanks for posting!

Heather - said...

Hi Colleen! I would love to feature the birthday candle idea-- can you email me? I couldn't find contact info for you anywhere on your site!

Heather - Dollar Store Crafts
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Jeanee said...

I LOVE those candle numbers!!! I featured them on my blog today.


Unknown said...

I love what you have done using glitter and spray paint...looks fabulous! I particularly love the cake candles..

Anonymous said...

I love all your ideas/posts :)
Where did you get the little picks Mailee used for the cupcakes? (The plastic picks themselves).
Thank You !

Unknown said...

The birthday candles are amazing!! I will definitely use that idea in the future! Looks like you had a really fun party!


Kristin said...

Hi! I found your blingy number candles on Pinterest and decided to do the same for my 16-year old. I linked your blog to my blog about her party. Your little girl's party looked like so much fun! I loved her wig!

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Wondering -- won't the decorations on the candle numbers light on fire?

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