Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sewing Party for Diella's 10th Birthday!

It's known in our family that when a child turns 10, there will be a party.  I don't like to do parties for everyone for every birthday.  It just seems like a little much for me.  I think living a whole decade in our family is a big deal though, so I try to do something special to celebrate it. 

Diella picked her theme and came up with some of the ideas too.  It was fun working with her to get her party ready.  She really enjoys sewing and has been wanting a sewing basket for quite some time.  We went shopping and after looking through actual sewing baskets, she decided that they just wouldn't hold enough of her stuff.  We ended up getting creative and found that tackle boxes have lots of little compartments and plenty of space for all of her goodies.  Sewing basket found, now we're ready for the party! 

This table was set up with lots of goodies.  Our party favor bags on the end were ready to be decorated, the papers in the center were awaiting to be filled out, and the jar on the end with buttons was a little game for the girls to guess how many were in there.  The winner got to keep the button filled jar.  

 This paper said, "Diella is "sew" special because......
The girls were to fill the center with things that made Diella a special person.  They were really cute!

 How many buttons do you think were in this jar?

 Grandma Deborah made these hoops for decorations.  Diella picked out what she wanted it to say and the flowers and colors to go on them.  She is a girl who know what she's likes.

 With fabric paint, the girls decorated their party favor bags.

 Creativity ran wild at this party!

 They each got their own drink with a button top lid. 

 Cake pops that were supposed to look like spools of thread.  I should have made the balls look more like a ball of yarn.

 A simple snack to start the party while the girls were busy with their projects.

 Fun pages to color and a word search that was all about sewing.

 A great group of girls!

 The last project was sewing felt initials onto felt.  We also provided the pieces for girls to make flowers too.  Felt flower petals, leaves, buttons, and initials ended up making this hoop project very cute!  They had so much fun being creative with these.  Great job girls!

 Forgot to mention that Diella wanted this to be a girl and her mom party.  No boys allowed.  I think we all enjoyed not having the rowdy boys running around.  I think we'll have to do this more often.  :)

 Their finished hoops.  So adorable!

 Time for gifts.  If the girls wanted to bring a gift, we asked that it be something that she can put in her sewing basket.  Such fun things they brought to help fill her basket.  

We are so blessed to have such a great group of girls who enjoy the simple things in life.  I love that they all enjoy playing simple things and hanging out doing imaginative and creative stuff.  I pray they all continue to walk in righteousness as they grow older.

Blessings to you Diella!  I pray you have many more decades in our family!  Oh, and if you guessed how many buttons were in the jar, the answer was 92!