Sugarwings spent most of yesterday and today with me, and while she was very helpful making birthday cupcakes for her mommy yesterday, today, she was a bit of a challenge.
That is not like her at all, and had me worried. I hope it is just a phase she is going through.
Setting the table looks much more complicated than it is. I layered pink flowered table clothes (the baby is a girl!), and borrowed one of Sugarwing's vintage doll cradles that I had painted roses on to hold the plates and napkins.
The plastic silverware is sitting in her fluffy bunny basket (from Easter) that is lined with a floral napkin.
I snipped a few flowers from my garden and tucked the blooms into child's tea cups and popped a little ballerina in with the flowers. Since I didn't have time to go to the store and buy flowers, these little rose buds and a handful of pink baby's breath from my yard were the only bouquets I had.
I wrapped up a few more packets of bath salts to give as party favors.
Then, placed a doll crib in the living room to fill with presents.
Oh- and I also hung some pink glittered birdies from my Sissy on the chandelier along with a tussie mussie from my friend, Heather. I love the long, dangling ribbons on the cone, and might just leave it there for a bit and enjoy it.
Of course, the fun part was when the doll bed was filled with pretty pink presents for the expecting momma to open! (she was a good sport and wore the party hat I made for her too, even though it was kind of top heavy, but I think that at nine months pregnant, she is used to being off balance by now!)
Sparkle joined the party and spent most of her time on Aunty Beth's lap.
Beth gave Shanna the cutest gift. She is planning on knitting a blanket for the newborn, but it wasn't done yet, so she made a tiny one and wrapped it around a dolly as an IOU.
I gave Shanna my all pink version of the Sugarwings and Twinkle book, and added a hand painted cupcake to the teaparty page, along with a teacup that I drew onto rosebud paper and cut out.
I wanted it to have some special touches.
Here are a couple of the names that are being considered for the new little girl due this week:
Lizzelle and Audry- How pretty!! I like them together, Audrey Lizzelle.
Tomorrow is Sugarwing's 2nd birthday, and I certainly hope she is back to being herself again so she can enjoy her party. It is so sad to see her unhappy and grumpy. I feel like we've been given a changling and someone is hiding our sweet little fairy girl!!