Before we jump into today's Real Party, it's time to draw the winner of our Paper & Cake Giveaway...
Comment #9 Libby said...I follow You and paper & cake and tweeted!
Congrats Libby! The winner has been contacted by email and has 24 hours to respond otherwise an alternate will be chosen.
Here are all the dazzling details in her own words....
Charisse decided on a spa theme and contacted My Girly Party who specializes in spa parties for little girls. The colors were black, pink and silver with a zebra print added for some sass. Luckily we have a good sized basement that has served us well over the years for parties and family gatherings.
The Mr. hung PVC pipe from the header that divides the fitness and party areas with eye bolts. Then he attached plain shower curtain hooks to the pipe. We used more decorative shower hooks to hang black shower curtains with a beaded valance. Oh yeah, we were totally DIY/HGTV. With the PVC pipe in place as a rod it will be so easy to change the backdrop to fit the theme.
My Girly Party even supplied the music. Nautrally, the pint sized divas knew all the words to the most popular songs in the country, age appropriate of course. I thought we were going to have to scrape Gabbi off the ceiling, she was in seventh heaven. The pampering lasted for three hours. Can you imagine? I really wanted in on the fun stuff, but it wasn’t my party. Then there was the food.
In keeping with the party theme I used a zebra edible image to the buttercream frosted cake. My two sheets of edible image weren’t enough to go around both cakes so I airbrushed the gaps in pink to tie it all together. Gabbi, like most girls her age likes sparkly things, and I wanted to add a bit of bling.
In taking mental notes after the party, Charisse and I both agree that we should have had the girls eat first and then get pampered. Almost as soon as they finished eating, their parents were arriving to pick them up.Gabrielle was still floating when she went to school the next day. When she came home I asked if her friends were talking about her party, she said “everybody” was talking about her party. Well, well, well.
Spa party items - My Girly Party
Decorations - Hobby Lobby and Michael’s
Chair covers - Linen Tablecloth
Custom Tutu Halter Dress - Rochafam*Creations (eBay)
Balloons - Balloneystore (eBay)
Pinwheel deli sandwiches - Sam’s Club
Sweets and savories - Sweet Sensations
Thanks, Sandra, for sharing with us such a fabulous party! If you would like to submit your own fabulous soiree, email me!