Monday, May 23, 2011

Blue Bird Birthday

We celebrated 7 this weekend. And we did it with blue birds.

We started with her outfit. She pick and loved this great fabric for her skirt.

I finally pulled out my new silhouette and used it to make her shirt. I wish I had bought vinyl heat transfer when I bought my machine, but I'm cheap and didn't. By the time I decided what I wanted, it was to late to have it shipped. Instead I used heat n' bond to the back of some white cotton, cut out my letters and sewed them on. It was a big mess, but I made it through it and love the shirt. 

I also love the little birdie. 


Of course she needed a hat to match. 
I think this was the last year she'll wear a party hat. I hate seeing my kids grow up. 

The Cake
Thanks for the any suggestions that were sent our way.  In the end this is what she wanted. 

 I love the birds, branches and flowers.
 I have to brag for a second about how good this cake tasted. I think this is one of the best tasting cakes I've ever made. For birthday cakes like this, I usually make white cake with fondant. My daughter requested chocolate cake with mint frosting. That blue frosting is yummy vanilla-mint goodness. And to top it off, I put chocolate ganache in between the layers. I may or may not have eaten two slices for breakfast. 

We did a little decorating too.
I used left over fabric to make bunting and placed paper birds above all the door frames in the room.  I cut some more of that fun lettering with the silhouette and tacked it up with scrapbook tape. 

She's a little old for balloons for I added some drama with the pom-poms. 
She didn't want o go to bed that night, for in the morning "my birthday will be over."

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27 comments:

nest full of eggs said...

really like all the blues ~ especially the skirt !

idesign said...

everything about this post is adorable!! love the theme :)

Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

How did you make the pom pom "balloons"? They are so cute!

BTW...You are awesome!

Elizabeth said...

I am glad that i made memories with my children... and so do you. Realy great!!!!

Sheri said...

Wow. Awesome - your work totally rocks - lucky little adorable girl. Have a blessed week.

tomiannie said...

Love love love love love it all! So awesome!

AmyLenn said...

Gorgeous! :)

Tami said...

Super cute! I love all the decorations you made with the silouette. I've been thinking up some crafts... I'll just have to write them down so I won't forget!

Chris said...

So many loving and lovely details. I am always amazed at what you put together for your children's birthdays.

Erin said...

okay, you are so making me want a silhouette! i love the t-shirt. the whole outfit is great. lydia obviously felt very special! you're a great mom!

Jess said...

aww, too cute! Everything, the birthday girl, cake and decorations!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Love, love, love!!!

Happy Birthday --such a sweet theme, such a happy birthday girl, love the fabric, the cake, it's all so "tweet"!

My name is Lydia said...

we have the same name :)

Cha Cha said...

Goodness gracious that is so cute. My girlie had a bird birthday last year for her 7th. I am so jealous of you new machine/toy and can not wait to see all that you do with it. BTW the cake is perfection and I am drooling over the flavors, hmmmm I may need recipes, pretty please.

Cha Cha

lisa said...

This is my first time here and it is darling. Blue birds are a favorite of mine, and you really did it up right. Come over and say hi when you get a chance.
Hugs,
Lisa
theenchantedoven.blogspot.com

Brooke said...

Cute Birthday theme!! Great job on everything from the cake to the decor! I bet she loved it!

ContentEwe said...

How sweet! I wouldn't have wanted my birthday to be over either. :)

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Oh I love all of the special touches! Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay Thompson said...

I love the color scheme and the unique theme.
Lindsay - http://imageandinspiration.blogspot.com/

KAT said...

blue is special to me. I love it all here. yur very talented

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today!
- Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Something Swanky Cupcakes and Desserts said...

How stinkin cute is all of this??? I would love for you to link this up to my sweet treats party tomorrow! hope to see you there :)
Ashton
www.somethingswanky.com

Fabric Bows and More said...

Too Cute! Come to join our link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

Beautiful cake and those decorations are all amazing, along with her darling outfit! You sure know how to make your sweet kids feel special!

Cecily said...

Wow. Every detail in this party is just fantastic! Love it all.

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

The party and cake are SO cute! Love it, thanks for linking up and I'm featuring your party on Topsy Turvy Tuesday's today

my abc soup said...

love! Idea stealing =)

xo britt

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www.myabcsoup.blogspot.com

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