Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Land of Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy

About a month ago Claire informed me that she was going to have a Nutcracker party. I asked her what exactly was a Nutcracker Party and she told me quite specifically what it was. "Mom. The Sugar Plum Fairy will come. We will decorate cupcakes and pin the hat on the Nutcracker." Claire held onto those ideas which forced me to figure it out. Thank goodness for Circe and Golda! Golda graciously said yes when asked if she would be our Sugar Plum Fairy. She was the sweetest and best fairy I could ever ask for. Honestly. If you have a birthday party coming up and need an AMAZING helper Golda is your girl! Now you need to know something about me. I may be musical but I am not crafty or creative. Honestly. I remember getting kicked out of 7th grade art because I was so bad. I think the quote from my teacher was "you are much better at the performing arts than the visual arts. I think you should stick with performances." So armed with Claire's ideas, pinterest and my trusty Sugar Plum Fairy I think we pulled it off today. We invited way too many girls and yet I would not change it at all. I won't tell you how many came but let me tell you that thanks to the generosity of Claire's friends we won't need to buy anything for her for the entire year. That includes Christmas! This post includes some phenomenal art work by Kent (the pin the hat on the Nutcracker game and the invitation) and some of my best crafty work. Again, pretty much all the ideas came from various blogs found from pinterest. Without further adieu...Claire's vision of the Nutcracker.

10 comments:

Circe said...

Golda said you did a fantastic job on the party. She was amazed! Thanks for including her in the magic! Claire knew exactly what would make a perfect December birthday. Happy birthday to the sweet girl!

pcskiboy said...

Sasha came home from the party a happy camper! Allison said you went over the top. Your kids are lucky.

anne said...

Maria - you should never tell lies. This is an amazing crafty talent right here in these photos - how FUN ! You and Sarah would have had so much fun at that party when you were young ! :D I love it all - and Claire is so beautiful !!! Happy birthday !

Lillibet said...

This made me cry! What a beautiful party for a most deserving Claire. And you totally are creative in all ways:)

Jennie said...

What a beautiful party. What perfect memories for her special day. I love the theme. So fun and so Christmas!

Liz Hoke said...

It looked SO cute! And the tutu's they are so perfect!! I am so glad it was a success!!

The two of us... said...

It turned out SO cute Maria! I especially love the tu tus and the mason jars and candy cane straws.

I'm sure Claire was thrilled. Great Job!

allypally said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work! Did you make all those tutus?? Speaking as a birthday underachiever, that was WAY MORE EFFORT than I think I could ever have made. I am so impressed. Lucky lucky Claire!

sws said...

Hooray photos! I was wondering how it went! Looks like happy girls - love the nutcracker - I can't believe Kent made that?! And the jars are super cute. Isn't Golda the best? Circe has beautiful girls. Thanks for sharing the day on your blog. Happy birthday, claire-bear.

Padgett Hoke said...

I love this! You would make that nay sayer Art teacher proud! The cake is beautiful, mason jars spot on, and Kent's nutcracker is very impressive! Claire is a lucky & very beautiful lady! xo xo