Let’s kick off Patriotic Week with a Party! And since this week’s sponsor is ShopLauraKelly.com, we are going to use some of her printables as our inspiration piece.
This party could not have come together without the amazing printable from Laura Kelly. The printable I used was her Patriotic Flower Party. You can find Laura’s printable here: http://www.shoplaurakelly.com/patriotic-flower-party-printable-set/. This printable is very lively and fun…it just puts a smile on my face!
After I downloaded and saved the printable I printed a set in standard size (1 page per sheet); these were saved later for a party I planned for my daughters. Then I changed my printer’s settings to print 4 pages per sheet. By doing this the images become a great size for dolls.
The invitation and thank you note were cut out and displayed. A banner was made using Laura’s adorable characters. I cut out each drawing and using an Aleene’s glue stick, glued to a coordinating colored stock paper and again cut out. They with hung with mini clothespins.
I created a banner line by cutting a ½ inch thick dowel rod to 9-1/2 inches, placed a wood end cap on top, and painted white. A small coping saw was used to cut the rod. The rod was placed into a mini tin pail (wedding favor). It was secured in place with a large amount of clay. I then placed pennies in the pail to add weight to keep from tipping. I hot glue flowers around a small piece of pipe cleaner and twisted that around the base of the rod. Twine was tied to each top end. The top of the rod was decorated with a piece of Laura Kelly ribbon.
Mini (real) cupcakes were made and decorated with cupcakes toppers created from Laura Kelly’s printable. Mini wood sticks were used for the smaller cupcakes and standard Popsicle sticks were used for the large cupcakes. To decorate the glasses of milk I used the flower graphics and tape.
A dollhouse wreath was also made using Laura Kelly’s buttons and ribbon. The 4 inch grapevine wreath was purchased from Amazon.com and the flowers are from Michaels. The dolls got decorated too in little Laura Kelly buttons! So cute!
To surprise my daughters, I created a matching party for them! That is one great thing about these printables, you can size them how you want and print off as many as you need.
My daughters had a fabulous time! They really enjoy Laura’s word searches and coloring pages. To add a little festive flare to the table, my daughters and I made Laura’s Button Fairy Jar Craft. We placed a little flickering battery tea light in each. They looked so cute on the table; they can be found here: http://www.shoplaurakelly.com/button-fairy-jar-craft-kit-for-2/.