Monday, April 11, 2011

shabby chic birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADELYN!~


It's Monday already.. a little sad. The weekend was really fun; mostly because we celebrated Maddy's 2nd birthday.  We did most of the work on Friday; baking, cooking, cleaning, setting up... and luckily on Saturday we really didn't have to do much at all. In fact we visited my sister in law and soon to be brother in law in the morning, when typically I would be decorating a cake and scrambling to get other things done. We got home around 12:15 and once we got the kids to bed I just finished picking up, mopped the kitchen floor, and then put my hair in rollers and sat down on the couch!
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Homemade Invitations
Cakepops
Ruffle Garland
Fabric Banner
Mason jars for drinking
Ordered #2 suckers and pink striped straws
Homemade Cake batter ice cream
photo garland on mantel
Pink Fabric Flower for Cake
Cake banner (Spells out MADDY)
DIY Cupcake stands
DIY Cupcake wrappers
If you're wondering how I did any of this, let me know!

31 comments:

  1. I just found you from Tom Kat! What a gorgeous party. Our daughters are very close in age! How fun! Im IN LOVE with your blog :) New follower!

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  2. Thank you!! I haven't done much "advertising" to my blog so not many people know about it, except my friends. I'm thrilled you're a follower! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Brilliant! I'm officially a new follower of your blog. What a wonderful party. How-to on the Mason jar nameplates, please?

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  4. This is amazing! I'd love details on it all!!!

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  5. Your daughters b-day party was beautiful!!! I love the cake banner! Please let me know how you did this! Your blog is one I'll stop by often!

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  6. Love this birthday idea! I am trying to plan my daughter's third bday this August and like the cake pops idea. Did you make them and do you have a recipe? Thanks for sharing! The best way to reach me is by my email which is kerifox@neb.rr.com Found you via TomKat!!!

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  7. Found you through Tom Kat! New Followe and sent you a request on FB also! You did a fabulous job on your daughter's party! Do you do party planning for other people? I love your creativity!!

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  8. I found you via TomKat. This was a great party idea, it was so beautiful! I would love a post on how to make the cupcake wrappers. Those are adorable and am curious how you did them. Thanks!

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  9. I found you via TomKat as well and LOVE this party! Oh, it is just so beautiful! She is a lucky little girl to have a mom like you!

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  10. I also found you via TomKat. What a beautiful party! My daughter's 5th birthday is coming up soon, and I've so wanted to put a number on top of her cake, but hadn't really figured out the best way to do it. Did I understand it right that you ordered that or did you make it? I would really love to know how you made the cake bunting. It's one of the cutest ones I've seen! Blessings!

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  11. I also found you via TomKat! I love your daughter's party and with my daughter's second birthday coming this August I would love to use it as an inspiration. I was wondering where did you order the straws and how did you do the design for the mason jars? Thanks.

    Okay last question, where did you find the base for your cupcake stands.

    Thanks. Megan

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  12. It's all so beautiful :) I would love to know where you found her adorable outfit, or what line of fabric was used to make it?

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  13. What a gorgeous 2nd bday party! Its even more special that you handmade everything yourself. My daughters 2nd bday is in November and I would like to know how you made the fabric banner and where you were able to find such a good selection of fabrics. How you made the cupcake stands and the invitations! Thank you!

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  14. Yes I am very interested in the chalk board jars for drinks and also the cake pops! Everything is just adorable!

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  15. oh wow amazing...what seller on etsy did you get the #2 suckers from?? And the pictures hanging on that string ..did you need to put something to make it heavy?

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  16. im working on a post to explain some of the things I did... i had a bunch of comments on here before blogger had issues and now they're all erased. I purchased the suckers from http://www.etsy.com/listing/70013031/3-fancy-filigree-number-hard-candy

    I used baby clothes-line clips from Joannes...not sure I understand what you mean about something to make it heavy?

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  17. hi, it was really pretty what you made for your daughters birthday. i read a few of your post and i envy you for having to stay at home and take care of your kids. I am a working mother of two and I hardly find time to play monopoly with my eldest. I might try the 15 minutes play and 15 minutes housework, hope it will work for me.

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  18. Love your birthday party! Found you on TomKat! How did you make your birthday banner for the cake?

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  19. I also found you from TomKat. Where did you get your table cloth? And the plates you served cake on, are they just some vintage plates you've collected? As for the cakepop sticks. What size are they? 4" or 6"?

    You are a fabulous, inspired artist. Thank you so much for sharing with us that special day of your daughters. Good work!

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  20. hi there! I wrote a post about the details of the party: http://thehvidstens.blogspot.com/2011/05/questions-answered.html

    The table cloth was my mother in laws, but it was just a basic martha stewart pink table cloth. I have one in white, and they are really nice. I know I used to get them at Kmart when she was featured there.

    The plates were a collection, yes! I got them at an antique store and they were really cheap. They are perfect for when I have banana bread and a muffin.

    The cake pops were smaller, i would say around the 3-4" You don't want them too big because they slide off the sticks when dipping (because of being heavy and also because the candy melts are so hot). I listed a site where I watched a tutorial on how to make them in the above link. Hope that helps!

    Also, since most of the comments got erased after blogger shut down, i don't see them restored, so if your question didn't get answered, just re-ask it!

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  21. Hi.. Great birthday party! I may have to have a few things.. recipe for cake batter ice cream, and DIY Cupcake stand?
    Thanks so much!
    Joelle1026@yahoo.com

    my blog...themalenicfam.blogspot.com

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  22. What kind of fabric did you use for the ruffled pink garland on the table? It's gorgeous!

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  23. Hmm, the fabric for the ruffle was kind of like a fleece type fabric. I am not good with describing fabrics but it definitely had texture, like i said, more fleecy than the cotton type fabric I used for the banner. Hope that helps! You can find the rest of the questions answered like the DIY cupcake stand Here:

    http://thehvidstens.blogspot.com/2011/05/questions-answered.html

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  24. I love your blog! Would really like to know how you made your ruffle garland and fabric banner. Also, cake batter ice cream...am I asking too much?

    God bless you!

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  25. Hi Brooklyn! I am sorry that it took so long to get back to you. Sometimes I get comments and then forget all about them... I need to respond right away! I made a post here: http://thehvidstens.blogspot.com/2011/05/questions-answered.html

    to explain all the things I did. I displayed the links that were most helpful to me when doing the projects. The cake batter ice cream, though, is :

    http://annies-eats.net/2010/05/14/cake-batter-ice-cream/

    I am going to check out your blog now! If you have any more questions, email me: khvidsten@hotmail.com

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  26. Absolutely adorable birthday party!
    I found your amazing blog in pinterest!
    WOW! it's so inspiring
    REgards from Italy
    Cata :)

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  27. super coolest birthday party in the whole entire world. i'm gonna be making that awesome banner for a valentines party i am throwing for my sisters. thanks for the awesome inspiration.

    xo

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  28. Hi...absolutely love all the details!!! Just gorgeous! I would love to learn how to make the DIY cupcake stands, ruffle banner, cake banner, photo garland, and chalkboad labels. I'd really appreciate it...thanks! julie.ann.lim@gmail.com

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  29. I just found your blog and I adore the shabby chic b-day theme you came up with. My youngest daughter will soon turn 2 and I have been showering the internet looking for ideas or themes. When I saw what you had done I knew I had found my inspiration! I love everything you did and I can't wait now to get started planning my version of your party! Thank you for sharing your creativity and being so willing to explain it to the rest of us!
    Sincerely,
    Amy
    Amyscraftbucket.blogspot.com

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  30. Love the theme! A little girl birthday party event with a touch of grown-up sophistication.

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  31. Its Brilliant idea for interior designing.Shabby Chic fabric is so good.

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