When my almost-8-year-old, Sydney, said she wanted a Lalaloopsy party for her birthday, I jumped for joy not only because I just adore those sewing-themed dolls (maybe even more than she does!) but also because I knew I could really craft an unforgettable party without stepping foot in the party store... I am a little crafty, ya know!
We started out with her outfit, which had to be done way ahead of everything because it needed to be part of the invitation.
Sydney's favorite Lalaloopsy doll is Berry Jars 'n Jam:
Addison and the button-back bodice and Peter Pan collar are from Claudia. The skirt was just a series of straight cuts of fabric gathered to the max. Sydney and I went shopping for the fabrics (because, sadly we just couldn't find the right match in my extensive collection) then Emalee got busy recreating this adorable dress, down to the hairbows and shoe bows...
And I got busy designing the invite and working on the party favors, games, food and goodie bags.
Pinterest has been my friend during this whole party-planning ordeal. I'm making these cookies, this amazing cake (well, I'm having someone make it because I'm scared to mess it up), these fruit skewers, and these Nutella-filled croissants (YUM!). I also designed a coloring book for the kids to take home with their own box of crayola crayons and am in the process of crafting some button-related games. The party is this weekend, so I promise to share pics of everything next week!
In the meantime, I've been wondering how many of you out there plan on using a MODKID pattern as the base for a Halloween costume. After we finished this dress (which, by the way, she is also wearing for Halloween....SCORE!) I got to thinking about how many other MODKID patterns would work for Halloween costumes...
- Emma would make an awesome Tinkerbell or a pixie costume.
- Kyoko works perfectly for Mulan or just as a Geisha Girl.
- Gretchen would be perfect for a Heidi costume or just a random German Barmaid... haha.
- Lil' Chef well... enough said!
- Addison's poofy sleeves and bodice are perfect for a Snow White costume.
- The scalloped skirt from Addison is perfect for Sugar Cookie Crumbs and Jewel Sparkles.