Thursday, January 15, 2009

strawberry invites...


The invitations are almost ready to be posted for Sienna's Strawberry Party. Although she has already celebrated her birthday, her party will be held in a few weeks so as to coincide with a much anticipated visit from her Grammy (susieq) and Gramps, all the way from Dubai.

We "ummed" and "ahhed" over a theme for the party, deciding to stay away from all the obviously girlie ones, such as fairies and princesses, that she is sure to request when she is older. Sienna's middle name is Ruby, so having a red theme seemed appropriate, and she has just discovered strawberries are one of her favourite foods so far.

The invites were made using spotty red fabric, slightly padded with wadding and zig-zag stitched onto white card. A piece of green card cut in the shape of the stem and leaves was then stitched on top. 

Now to think of some yummy food ideas and simple games for the children (mostly under 3 except for my big 'helpers').... any ideas welcome!

9 comments:

Kathryn said...

What a clever idea, they are so cute!

A-M said...

Gorgeous! Everything you make is just divine. A-M xx

Kimberlee said...

Wow, you are just too clever! xx

citysage said...

These are absolutely adorable, and I LOVE the idea of a strawberry theme---girly and sweet without being over the top!

What about a strawberry sundae ice cream bar? you could have all read toppings--in addition to the obvious strawberry ice cream and strawberry sauce, there could be red m&m's, red gummy bears, the works!

Amanda said...

Too cute! A strawberry themed party is a lovely idea.

The Happy Sparrow said...

I love these invites too!! Hey Clare, I think there may be room for you in our suitcase too!:) Martine

MelsRosePlace said...

Oh i bet the little girls (and boys if any) will be so thrilled to get these absolutely gorgeous invitations (I know i would be!!). When my girls were little one had a pink party and i did strawberry & pink marshmallow kebabs on sticks (or paddlepops if they are little and risk of spiking), strawberry flav. mini donuts ,pink punch with frozen strawberries floating about, little sandwiches with strawberry jam, the list goes on...hope you and the birthday girl have heaps of fun and i hope you blog about the party, would love to see, Mel xxx

Millie said...

Just beeeooootiful! Thanks for your lovely welcome back over @ the Hedge today, it was so special!!
Millie ^_^

Home Girl said...

home made strawberry icypoles would be a hit. fab theme, you can't go wrong with strawbs. adorable invites, what a stylish clever mum, your daughter will look back at this blog and be so impressed!