birthdays

A party for my girl: DIY party favor bags

Party bags are great. What guest doesn’t want a party bag? I made a party bag for Sabrina’s birthday party to match the boho chevron theme.

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I had made these bags before. Check out this post for a how-to: DIY party bag favors

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I cut the chevron fabric into tiny chevrons and used vellum quotes. I used fabric glue to glue the chevrons to the bag. I taped the quotes on with clear tape.

I used these bags for the candy bar I had set up. Guests could fill their bags with candy, candy, candy!

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I used the bottom part of the paper bags for popcorn for the guests to munch on.

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A party for my girl: the big day

The big day was finally here. Sabrina’s 21st birthday party. I sure was tired from preparing all week, but also very excited. I couldn’t wait for Sabrina to see the special party that I had prepared for her. She had requested a house party with family. She wanted me to surprise her with whatever theme I wanted to decorate with and I think I did.  It was a boho theme, using mostly chevrons. She was happy with the set up. I sent her a couple sneak peeks throughout the week.

Here are some pictures of the actual day:

I made a banner using mint green chevron fabric as well as black and gold fabric.  I used more chevron fabric as accent pieces on the table. I bought mint green wall art from the Target dollar section (cost $3). It read “Peace Love and Happy Hour”. A boho design that went perfect for this 21 year old birthday party.

I made a candy bar. Lots and lots of candy. Too much candy. I bought bulk candy from Smart and Final but I found some mint green gumballs (the same color as the chevron fabric) in the party section at Target so of course I had to get them. I bought $1 black and gold buckets from Target to use as candy containers. I stuck some feathers in the candy buckets.

I made little brown paper bags as favor bags for the candy.

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kisses, loving you, everything… loving messages on brown paper bags

But while I was at Target, I found some treat cups and paper straws in the exact same chevron colors as the theme for the party. Of course, I had to get them too!

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I made mason jar succulent planters and decorated the front of the jar with the fabrics.

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I had my son pop some kettle popcorn in the microwave and pour them into paper bags to place on the dining table. I added more succulent planters on the table.

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I bought some LED lights from the dollar section at Target ($3) and used them to decorate the main table.

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And of course, I made cupcakes.

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Today is Sabrina’s actual 21st birthday. I want to say:

I love you Sabi with all my heart. I am so happy and so proud to be your mother. You make me happy every single day. You are a beautiful girl, inside and out. You are my sunshine.  Happy birthday!

Sabi’s cupcake toppers

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The cupcakes for Sabrina’s 21st birthday party turned out terrific. Earlier in the week, I had made chevron cake toppers. I used hard cardstock scrapbook paper that I already had in my collection of paper. The design on the paper made it very easy to cut into chevrons:

I cut chevrons out of the hard cardstock paper.  I used a hot glue gun to adhere the toothpicks to the back of the chevrons I had cut.

I was lucky to already have pink chevron napkins. They matched perfectly with the pink chevron cupcake toppers.

 

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The toppers looked great on top of the swirled mound of vanilla frosting. Sabrina loved them.

Today I am grateful for birthdays and cupcakes.