Monday, March 13, 2017

Purple Parisian Birthday Party Part 2/2: Party Games

Welcome party guests! Bonjour!

As guests arrived, they each got a Paris picture to color. The birthday girl had to stay out of the room while they colored, then we displayed their art in our "Louvre Museum," and the birthday girl picked her favorite and the winner got a prize.

Here are the party favors - homemade macarons.

For this party game, the girls were divided into pairs and given random supplies that I had- plastic table covers, crepe paper, balloons, tape and scissors. They had to create ensembles for "Paris Fashion Week." Then they modeled them on the "runway" and everyone voted for the winners, who won a prize.

Another game was constructing Eiffel Towers out of sugar wafers and frosting. It was more difficult than I was anticipating. A few girls made Arch de Triomphes instead. 

Other games we did that I didn't get pictures of were a sheet of matching the French party words to their meanings (from the Fanvy Nancy website), and cup stacking challenges building the Eiffel Tower. 
Overall, it was a successful party and everyone had a great time!
The party was Tre's Magnifique!!! Aurevoir!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Purple Parisian Birthday Party Part 1:Decorations

My daughter requested a purple, black and white birthday party. Using what I had on hand and a few things I found on a quick trip to a few stores, this is what we came up with. The name of the game is simple, folks!

Streamers, balloons, purple plates, chevron candle- Walmart
Metal Eiffel towers- old
Paris Box, purple cardstock, fluer de lis ribbon- Michael's
Purple eiffel towers- Christmas ornaments from Family Dollar clearance
French girl cake topper- Handmade by me
Cake stands- old, Williams Sonoma
Polka dot tablecloth- Handmade by me using 2 yards of fabric
Paris napkins- old, Marhsalls
Banner- free printable from Pinterest

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Updated Little Girls Room

Paint color - Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray 
Quilt - Rachel Ashwell (gifted, old)
Pillow shams - Pottery Barn Kids, Floral Dot (old) and Neon (on clearance here!)
Doll - Pottery Barn Kids (old/Ebay)
Emily & Meritt Plush Cat - Pottery Barn Kids 
Side Table - Family Dollar (old) 
Lamp - Ikea (old, similar here)
Dollhouse Bookcase - Target
Wall Art Prints - Temple and Parade print by Sarah Jane Studios here and here, Heart print by Jones Design Company (old), felt flower frame by Fairly Fabulous shop, pinwheel wreath made by me tutorial here

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours! ~ Rebecca

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Yesterday, I was a busy baking Elf making cookies as far as the eye could see. I couldn't wait to try out my new huge snowflake cookie cutter that my sister in law got me for Christmas. You can just use your favorite sugar cookie recipe or the one in the Better Crocker cookbook. The icing recipe I tried came from here.

And in case you missed it, be sure to see my Christmas home tour here~Rebecca

Friday, December 16, 2016

Our Christmas Home Part 4 {Bedrooms}

Master Bedroom

Big Girls' Room

Little Girl Room

Boys' Room