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Wednesday
Feb172010

bee turns four!

Our little girl turned four a few weeks ago and we wanted to throw a party to celebrate! Bee decided all on her own that she wanted a "flower party", and I quickly remembered this story we did at Martha Stewart Kids about making flowers out of tissue.

Pretty soon we had enough flowers to deliver to Bee's little playgroup and preschool friends, with a paper leaf that told them everything they needed to know. Instead of mailing these, I like going door to door with the kids and having them deliver their invitations themselves. Bee had a lot of fun running around with her paper bouquet.

Party details to follow.

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ahhh i made my cousin her rehearsal bouquet out of those flowers! someone accidentally threw all her shower ribbons away. Thank God for Martha!
i love the invitation idea, very sweet.

02.17.2010 | Unregistered Commenteranna

So, so lovely!

02.17.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

This is the cutest, sweetest idea I've ever seen. Happy Birthday Bee!! What a great mommy she has :)

Great! My daughter wants a flower party too. We're throwing her party in 2 weeks and would love your ideas.

02.17.2010 | Unregistered Commenterbecca

Really sweet idea! Did it take very long to make the flowers?

02.17.2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Oh I love creative hand-delivered invitations like this! Thank you for sharing!

02.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

pity i don't have girls; i'd defently steal this idea...

02.18.2010 | Unregistered Commenters

These are very pretty. You've made them so neatly. I'm thinking even though I don't have children it would be lovely to make these and give them to friends. Thanks for sharing.

02.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill Wignall

I so wish there were more moms like you in my area. How I would love to receive a handmade flower invitation for a child's birthday party just once instead of the store bought kind. Good for you, you always make the most tasteful and precious things.

02.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterConscious Kids

Happy Birthday to B! Hope she had a good one and a delicious "Dzert".

02.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

This is an awesome idea! My son just turned 3 and we hand-delivered most of the invites. It is waaay better to do that! If I ever have a girl, I will definitely do this :) Thanks for sharing.

I've been looking in on your blog for a few months, but have yet to comment- your stuff is great and I always enjoy looking in on your space! I turned my blog private a month ago, but if you'd like to see it, let me know!

02.18.2010 | Unregistered Commentermauri

I love the invitation idea, these flowers are so sweet!

02.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBruna

awww. that's SO cute. I love that the theme is flowers. So simple, but I've never heard of that before! Love it.

02.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

so pretty! this idea makes me wish I had little girls :) i have 2 little boys and a 6th birthday coming up. i'll have to think about how i can take this inspiration (thank you) and make it "boy friendly" fun!

02.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

i love visiting your blog - you make me smile - we are a homemade valentine's family too - we have three years worth on the kitchen cupboard - we all make them (3 of us in our teeny,tiny family) and leave them on the kitchen table ... the flower invitations are charming

so sweet! and I love the idea of going door to door.

02.19.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen jafarzadeh

Love the flower invites!

02.19.2010 | Unregistered Commenterlynelle

I just found your website and I love it!! Your ideas are so inspirational. I am adding you to my daily list of favorite blogs that I check!

I'm having a flower-themed party for my girls in a couple of weeks (it was supposed to be tomorrow but we had to postpone it). I'm looking forward to seeing what you do.

02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

What a darling way to send out invites! I bet she had a ball. Can't wait to see the full party details. Good luck with the planning and prep!

02.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

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