Thursday, 22 May 2014

Birthday spots

My darling baby girl turned two, and we gave her a ladybird party. Black and red spots were to be the theme; sadly for Immy, she got more spots than she bargained for, as she caught chicken pox from her middle brother just days before the do.


We were still determined to celebrate her reaching the grand old age of two, with a super party tea with Nanny, Grandpa and the boys.

As usual, I created a pinterest board to get some ladybird inspiration here.   So many cool ideas, but first up, I had to make a ladybird dress.


The fabric was a cheap quilting cotton, and the pattern was design A from Tuttle Publishing's Happy Homemade - Sew Chic Kids.



It's always a delight making anything for the kids, not least because you barely need any fabric.  I bought just 1 metre, and I had enough left to make quick and easy bunting to decorate her party.


The food was rather fun too, ladybird stylee, obviously.  I know it's a lot of effort for a baby girl who won't remember the day, but we will remember, and there will be rather spotty photographs to remind us too.


I do love a theme... do you?

13 comments:

  1. What an amazing party, everything looks great (and delicious!)! From these photos, it looks like Immy really enjoyed her special day. And her ladybird dress is adorable!

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    1. Thank you, the ladybird chocolate strawberries were my favourite!

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  2. This looks great, Louise! Well done. I hope Immy is feeling better now.

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  3. Everything looks just lovely! She'll love looking back at all the photos when she's older :) There must be something about ladybirds and two year old girls - my daughter had the same! :)

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    1. Ha ha, I think ladybird parties are popular. Last year when she was one we had a "very hungry caterpillar" party and bought all the food from the book. That was really special.

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  4. What a great party! The daughter is darling and it looks like she had a blast in her cute ladybird dress! Hope she is feeling better!

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  5. Looks like a fun party and a pretty dress! Hope Immy's feeling better now!

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    1. She's full of beans, and the great thing about the dress was it was quick and easy. I'm all for quick wins.

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  6. She did have a lovely time, which was the main thing. Thank you.

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  7. This is so so cute! And I also love the food you prepared, what a great idea!

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