Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Taylor!

Today was my daughter's 12th birthday party. I thought I would take a break while the girls are upstairs singing and dancing to post. I bought the Stampin' Up Pirate Party Kit from the clearance rack. When Taylor saw it, she decided she wanted a pink pirate theme. It came with the supplies to make a flag banner but the colors just didn't work for our color theme. I gathered my supplies and changed the colors to match the pink and brown theme we decided to use. Taylor and I sat down together and made the flags. We used Chocolate Chip and Melon Mambo cardstock, Versamark ink and Beware Pirates stamp set. The pink embossing powder is from my stash. It was a lot of fun to do something crafty with my creative kiddo. The banner has been hanging up since her birthday earlier in the week.
Taylor wanted her cake to be covered with gold sprinkles, "like a huge bar of gold with gold coins around it." I wanted to cover the cake with fondant and dust it in gold. She insisted that the sprinkles were what she wanted. So, I gave her the cake she envisioned in her head. When I was finished, she said it was perfect. I love making my kiddo happy by little things like that. With all the decorations in place, we were ready for her guests to arrive. The Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack was playing on the radio. Her friends walked in and said, "This is going to be the best party ever!" They each got their own eye patch and treasure chest. Later tonight they will be back downstairs for a Pirates movie marathon. I wonder who will fall asleep first and how long they will all be able to stay awake. May your weekend be full of smiles and fun times. Mine sure has been so far. :)


Champagne/CrushParty/StitchPoet said...

:D Thanks for visiting my blog for my "stuff" and for the very kind words. I think the design coming out of Japan is over the top! My favorite yarns are from HABU and NORO!! You might also enjoy where I post everything I stumble upon that inspires...check the sidebar on CrushParty for lots of DIY links!!
Happy crafting!

MarĂ­a said...

Happy Birthday to you daughter! The projects are Great and Pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog and leave such a nice comments. I follow you now as well.


Stampablelaura said...

:) Very nice BD story :) I enjoy pirates of the Caribbean movie too. This is a terrific idea for a kid party. Your daughter cake idea was also great and I liked the way you pull out coordinating colors to fit your daughters day :)
Keep up the nice work!

Anne Marie said...

How cool is a "pink pirate theme"?? I would LOVE that!! Such fun decor you two created and it sounds like a great time! I'm sure she had a great party! :)