Amber’s Disney Birthday…

This year Amber requested a Minnie Mouse party, I thought we’d broaden it to a Disney themed party, so it didn’t make it all too girly for some! We decided on a general dress-up theme also as every 5 year old loves fancy dress!

I found a Disney quote about having your own style and made some simple Disney shaped invites with pretty bows, we were really pleased with how they turned out.

Then we just had to make a few more…

With Pinterest being my best friend when it comes to parties, I found this adorable game; find the heart of te-fiti. We didn’t end up getting a chance to play it at the party because the bouncy castle kept everyone more than entertained! But they’ll be hidden around Eastbourne for Secret Stones soon…

The party favours were Mickey ears for the boys and Minnie ears for the girls, I bought a job lot of ears and stuck cute lace bows on for a unique gift.

Another game for the party; pin the bow on Minnie. I’m unsure who won but I’m pretty sure Amber wasn’t wearing the eyemask for that one in the middle…

Amber’s outfit had to be something unique, she wanted to be Minnie Mouse, so i made something in my own style. A lace heart on the back with lace detail on the skirt and puffball sleeves, finished off with a big twirly circle skirt in pink polka dots and a scalloped hem, then a big pink bow on the front. She loved it so I think a success!

Minnie Mouse needed her own special ears so sparkly sequin black fabric was used along with fabric and lace to match the dress.

I just love the heart back detail…

A little bit of face painting, Minnie can never have too many bows apparently!

A princess castle cake was requested, I’m unsure I’ll ever make one again (I threatened to throw it out the window at around midnight the night before) but it tasted good!

Pink tablecloths and gold polka dot details… plus a cute Mickey and Minnie.

This pinΓ’ta was also bought for the party, but like our other games, we just ran out of time for it! Her face in this photo though…

The birthday girl was well and truly spoilt this year; a new bike, a massive party with all her friends, family gave her so much love and time, as well as more cards and presents than a little 5 year old could imagine! Thank you to everyone that made her day(s) as special as it was, she was on cloud nine all week!

Look at this face, it is the face of a little girl who’s just been handed her first bunch of flowers from a boy, her gorgeous best mate Harry!

Now how on earth am I topping this next year?!

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DIY bow holder…

Amber’s bow collection is getting tad out of hand and desperately needed more storage. I’d made her one bow holder in the past and it’s so easy, and keeps clips looking pretty I thought I’d do a quick blog tutorial…

First off find a frame you like the look of, I found this frame in a charity shop for just Β£10. You will also need; ribbons, fabric to cover the backboard, cellotape and a glue gun.

Start by taking the frame apart, discard the glass and the picture as you won’t need them for this make.

Cover the backboard in your chosen fabric. I went with neon pink lace to match the cushions and toy sack made from this already in her room.

Next glue your ribbons to the back of the board, leaving them unglued at the front so that the bows can be pinned on. I went with mismatched ribbons as I was raiding my left over box to keep costs down, but Amber’s room is so eclectic it will work. I spaced the ribbons unevenly as some will hold big bows some small bows.

Put the frame back together and voila…

Amber’s bows mainly come from Little Lovelies by Jo-Anna, but we also have some pretties here from Pom & Minnie and Supercute Hairbows.

The neon pink looks a lot brighter on the cushion and ribbon than on the bow holder but in real-life it all matches perfectly. The ultimate pink princess room!

I had to pack the bows in tighter to get them all on, I’d better be on the hunt for another frame or ban myself from buying any more bows! I don’t think Amber will be short of hair accessories for a while, these gorgeous crowns by Aurora Fawn are to die for and a special mention has to go to Far Far Away for her cute fairy door, this was key in helping bribe Amber to sleep in her own bed!

Click here to have a look at the DIY Lace Dreamcatcher Wall Art which is still my favourite part of Amber’s room. I hope she never gets bored of them!

The ‘Valentina’ lace heart tops…

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My favourite piece this year has got to be my new ‘Valentina’ top, a simple long sleeved t-shirt with a gorgeous lace heart inserted in the back.
I have had some absolutely stunning images back, the one above with the gorgeous Lola and Emi wearing adorable burgandy hats is by the super talented Lookphotos Photography, I actually squealed with excitement when I received the Dropbox containing her images!

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The most popular colourway so far has been the cream on cream. This image of Aria is also absolutely stunning!
Aria’s photo was taken by her lovely mumma Zoe Nicole, here’s her instagram link for more gorgeous pics and baby fashion inspo

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Another popular colour (but a colour I didn’t have much fabric for) was this gorgeous dusky pink, it’s perfect with the burgandy lace or with the cream, so definitely looking at finding some more fabric this colour…

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I love the fact Amber matched her room in this t-shirt!

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picture of Evelyn by her lovely mumma.

Here’s the collection so far… What colours would you like to see?
I’m thinking black on black, more in dusky pink and a mint?

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