As promised, here is a closer look at the details of yesterday's party!
Leah (Abbey's Mom) wanted each child to receive their own copy of Peter Pan along with their invitation. The invites were modeled after books themselves and were tied with twine and two red felt feathers.
I don't know about you, but my daughter would be ecstatic to receive a new book in the mail!
There was a packet of pixie dust (sewn shut) for each child to sprinkle on their cupcake. Cupcake toppers made of wooden dowels and striped fabric adorned each treat.
There was a bag and coloring book waiting for each guest on the coffee table. The drawstring fabric bags held a bundle of crayons and a compass.
Guests wrote "happy thoughts" to the birthday girl on these little cards and then made them "fly" by tying them to white balloons.
On their way out the door, guests received wooden treasure chests full of jelly beans and a bookmark.
There was a paper Peter Pan hat for each guest complete with a handmade paper feather.
A garland made of felt feathers hung over the table. Unfortunately, the one pictured here got completely tangled in transport! It was a nightmare, but my genius husband saved the day. We reconstructed it using thin fishing line instead of thread. We also attached a small clasp to each wire so the feathers could be transported individually and clipped on the day of the party. Phew! Crisis averted.
I created a window using an unfinished wood frame. Fabric curtains were added and the silhouettes of Wendy and Peter were cut out of stiff felt.
More silhouettes in white frames and handmade fabric tee pees also adorned the party table.
Well, there you have it! If you missed yesterday's post, go here to see the party in action.
I had so much fun putting this party together and seeing Abbey's eyes light up when she saw everything. Magical indeed.
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