Sophie: Sweet. Silly. SEVEN!
(warning: photo overload ahead!)

The invitation: these went out in pink envelopes, of course!


The party prep: I finished the last of the 5 ModBloom-shaped aprons for the Lil' Chef sets the morning of the party, talk about last minute! I love how they turned out. Each girl got a different apron with matching oven mitts and chef hats...


The Lil' Chef sets were stuffed inside personalized pink goody bags and accompanied with mini cookie cutters and candy-covered pretzel sticks...


Here's a closer look at the five goody bags. And yes, that's Sophie's beloved Nintendo DS with games & accessories at the front...


The dining room became "party central" with an explosion of PINK! I got those Chinese paper lanterns at Walmart... they're from the Martha Stewart collection. Fresh flowers completed the mood and made the room smell oh, so sweet!


A closer look. The place settings, table cloth and drink umbrellas are also from Walmart. I had all intentions of making a patchwork tablecloth out of my Petal colorway of Andalucia, but I just ran out of time. (I'm still gonna try to make a Christmassy one with all the Fire prints!)


My sister, Caty, made a scrumptuous bread pudding (for the second time this weekend... we gobbled up the first one on Thanksgiving Day!)


Even Jon helped out in the kitchen by breaking down the bread into little pieces...


And yes, Caty is wearing a Moorish Tile apron I whipped up right before the party.
(Useless tidbit of the day: did you know that Moorish Tile was the very first design I ever made for Andalucia? Yep, the whole collection pretty much stemmed from it. I developed Flowery Stripe and Tiny Flower by extracting portions from Moorish Tile and repeating them in different ways.)


I worked on the sleep-over cake. It looks kinda gross here but you'll see... after the girls decorated it, it turned out pretty cute!


THE PARTY! The girls had a great time dressing up as Lil' Chefs. They got to make personal pan pizzas first...


Sophie and her cousin, Asja...


Sophie and Sydney...


Sophie and Raeesa...


Sophie and Jordan (with her tattoo-filled face)...


Asja and Sydney...


While their pizzas were in the oven, they decorated their Nilla Wafer "faces" for the sleepover cake (some took a bit longer than others! LOL!) ...


The sleepover cake:


The birthday girl:


Me and my baby!


The girls played dress-up and tag for a while (I can't believe I didn't get any pictures of that!) and then it was sleepy time. We set up 5 sleeping bags in the basement and the girls collected pretty much every plush dog & cat in the house to keep them company at night...


The next morning we woke up to a great surprise from Mother Nature:


All in all, a great time was had by all! Thank you all again for all your great party suggestions!


  1. Anonymous12:08 PM

    The girls and that cake are too too cute! Love it!
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  2. How fun what a girly party, I love all of the pink! Meg

  3. Oh my goodness! That looks like it was a blast!

  4. You, my dear, deserve the Mom of the Year award!!

    Great job Patty!

    You and your family are all gorgeous, too.

  5. Oh my! What an amazing party you put together. I love the chef hats, apron's and oven mitts. I bet the girls loved their party favors. Great, great job!

  6. Annie8:35 PM

    OMG! Amazing! Everything! You truly inspire me!!!

  7. Thanks, everyone. This didn't happen overnight. The chef sets I've been working on for seriously 2.5 weeks (off & on). And like I commented in the other post, even though the girls seemed to love them, a tiny part of me wondered if they would've been just as happy with a bunch of crap from the dollar store! LOL!!

    I can't take credit for the sleepover cake. I stole that idea from a bunch of suggestions on my contest post. Also the personal pizzas were suggested by a bunch of you... and what a great idea that was.

    It was fun and that's all that matters. But I'm so exhausted now! I don't wanna sew for at least a couple of weeks! ;)

  8. Anonymous9:50 PM

    "GWAT?!?" Caty, not only was cooking, but also wearing an apron? This marriage has really made her domestic! LOL! I had to giggle at the pic of the sleepover cake--so cute!

  9. That looks like so much fun! And those chef sets are ADORABLE!!!

  10. Holy cow. Patty, you are amazing.

  11. Oh what a spectacular party! I showed my daughter and she LOVED it, in her own words "She had a Rachel Ray party??" LOL she loves watching Rachel Ray!

  12. Dr. Danielle, yep, Caty is getting quite domesticated in her old age. ;) She actually asked for kitchen stuff for Christmas! LOL!

    My Dream Ring, that's hilarious about "the Rachel Ray party". So glad you dd loved the pictures!

    Jess & Abby Chase... thanks so much for your comments!

  13. Great pictures! It looks like they had so much fun. What an awesome birthday party?! I would love a party like that!

  14. what a hit Patty!! I think you may have just become super Mom!

  15. Anonymous12:36 PM

    That looks like so much fun! I love the chef's hats.

  16. You are amazing Patty!
    The bakers sets are beautiful. Hey, I want one!:)Sophia is so beautiful. She is growing quickly..sigh..too fast. Happy Birthday!

  17. Sophia is such a little cutie, and the girls all looked like they had a blast!! Great job putting the whole thing together, everything turned out so adorable!! :)


  18. Patty!!!

    You are downright AMAZING!!! Sophie must be the luckiest girl around to have a mum like you. EVERYTHING is adorable, so many details, so much love I can see in all you did for her.
    Happy B'day, Sophie!

  19. Are you all trying to give me a big head or what? No, seriously, I'm not this "super mom" or anything like that. I usually just get store-bought stuff for goody bags but it just so happened that I was already developing this "Lil' Chef" pattern and I needed some prototypes so I killed 2 birds with 1 stone! LOL!


  20. What a fabulous party!

    The chef sets are adorable! The cake is too cute & the gift bags are fantastic as well.

    You did a great job! I can't wait until my girls are old enough to have a sleepover party :)

  21. that cake is so adorable! and i love the kids being involved in making the cake. too bad i only have a boy!

  22. WOW! What a fun party. Your beautiful 7 year old is one lucky girl.
    Your fabric is beautiful. I'll be ordering some soon. I ordered some of your ribbon a few weeks ago and CANNOT wait to get it on some fabric. It is STUNNING!

  23. What a fabulous party Patty! Everything looks amazing. We were partying it up at the same time and got snow and ice just like you did. The tree looks fantastic and the aprons and oven mitts are darling. You're my kind of mom! Love ya, Eva

  24. So fabulous patty! just love every detail of everything! How much fun!!

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