Archive for September 18, 2012

Moroccan Theme Birthday Party

It was my sister’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and we had a small family BBQ to celebrate. I was only going to make a couple of pom poms and a cake banner for her but I changed my mind of course two days before to make it a tad more elaborate! It was a lot of work to pull off in a day but she is worth it ūüėČ

My sister loves bold bright colors, so I decided to go with a Moroccan theme with a lot of fuschia, orange and some pops of purple and gold. I hung tissue paper pom poms in Cerise, Tangerine and Purple, the tulle pom poms were in Hot Pink and the garlands were made from gold cardstock.

For the centerpiece on the table I made matching tissue paper flowers and cut out  a Moroccan pattern with my Silhouette Cameo out of glitter gold cardstock to wrap around the vase. I also made custom cardstock with a metallic gold moroccan pattern  for the mason jar lids and name tags for the mason jar cups.

Since we were kids it has been tradition for our birthdays to have ice-cream cake from Dairy Queen. I bought a plain log cake and decorated it with small tissue paper flowers and made the cake pennant banner from the same custom cardstock.

It was such a fun way to end the summer and to celebrate my sister’s birthday, and most importantly the birthday girl was surprised and enjoyed herself!