Yes, yes, I know... I really need to get those pebbles from the Do Art Daily Show on the beach.
But, in the meantime... this happened.
Miss M turned FIVE.
I do not understand how that is at all possible, and yet.... there were cupcakes and presents and friends and a party to prove it.
I even challenged myself to come up with party decorations and activities made entirely of paper plates and coffee filters.
I have no idea, but I'm blaming Pinterest. Seems only logical....
It looked a little something like this:
|The logical invitation to a Garden Themed Party.... A seed Packet|
|Hand-Made Paper Plate Birdie Bunting with Coffee Filter Flowers|
|Paper Plate Birdie Detail|
|Afternoon snackies for hungry five-year old girls...|
|Butterfly cupcakes with piped Royal Icing Butterflies.|
And, of course, when it matters, the Frosting WILL
fail and separate and probably because I over beat it,
or the butter was too cold or something equally stupid.
Tasted fine though.
|Treat Bags waiting for the girls...|
(No one wanted Lemonade... until they realized that it
came with a flower straw. Then, everyone HAD to have it.)
|Some of the girls in the backyard.|
|No planned games... Just a crafting table...|
|...with Coloring Pages, and crafty happiness.|
|Inspired by this post by the amazing Lindsay at Filth Wizardry,|
I cut out paper plate hats, and made more coffee filter flowers for the brim.
The girls each decorated their own... well... And the the big boys, too. Niiiiiice.
|The butterfly cupcakes were devoured...|
|And Miss M is officially FIVE. She looks pretty happy about it, too,|
mouth crammed full of cupcake, and all that.
Happy Birthday, Miss Thing.