Fawn: July 2015


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pony Party

My sister's little girl turned 2 in March but her birthday fell on the same few days they were moving to Qatar so they weren't able to do much to celebrate. Since they were coming to stay for the summer, I thought it would be fun to have a big party to celebrate Solvi turning 2!  And what better way to celebrate than with ponies. What little girl doesn't love ponies? 

Pony Party

Tassel garland from Studio Mucci

These pony favors were so simple to make and the kids adored them. I spray painted lids from mini mason jars as well as plastic ponies then attached the ponies to the top of the jars using super glue. I loved how they turned out and the kids especially loved the taffy inside.

Pony Party

Each little buckaroo got to take home a pony coloring book...

...and of course crayons to go with the book. 

Metallic gold mini bags from Whisker Graphics

The little ranch hands ate sack lunches filled with cowboy grub out on the lawn. It was a good thing they fueled up because we had a lot of fun games planned!

The kids had a blast playing the pool noodle and balloon game and pin the tail on the donkey but the favorite game they played was panning for gold in the sandbox. The kids each panned for gold nuggets (spray painted rocks) using pie tins with holes punched through them.  Once they found 5 gold pieces, they headed over to the corral to trade them in at the trading post for their very own pony.

Pony Party

The cake I made had layers of pink, cream and purple with lavender frosting. And of course, it had to be topped with a golden pony.  :-)
Pony Party

We all had such a fun time and I was so happy we were able to celebrate with little Solvi!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Retro Kitchen Gift Bags with Whisker Graphics

Today I wanted to share retro inspired gift bags using products from Whisker Graphics. One of my favorite items Whisker Graphics has are the glassine bags because they are so versatile. For this project, I tucked  kraft polka dot middy bags inside the glassine bags so the polka dots peeked through a bit. 

I placed a little bitty kraft bag on top of the glassine bag and attached a retro inspired label to it. I then embellished with buttons, doilies and divine twine.

These gift bags would be a fun presentation for the baker in your life. :)

Thanks for stopping by! 

Melissa Frances Groovy Diner Labels
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