Friends of ours had an ace of an idea for their daughters party, A London Birthday Party. Here in Davis we have the UCD bus line with a classic double decker from jolly old England, and you can rent it! Dog’s bollocks, what four year old doesn’t think that is cool! Not only was the party fun, we were asked to wear fascinators! FUN!
Of course we can’t just go and buy a fascinator here, well maybe but they are a pricey, and really it’s far more fun to just make it. Shockingly enough, Magazine mom was also up for a bit of fascinator diy, so we got busy…well sort of. Day one…we didn’t get anything done, well except for discussing how to rearrange E’s room. I am sure you have those days when you want to get creative, you have the time to be creative and no matter what you just can’t. So annoying, but we reconvened the next morning…while the girls were at school, perfect.
Oh and I have an issue with birds, I hate them. Hate might be a really strong word here, but chickens, ducks, seagulls, robins, bluejays, if it’s a bird, it’s yuck. From a far, okay I can handle it, but up close…NO. Fake birds, they really have to be cute and glittery, and a Christmas ornament. So why was I thinking a bird fascinator – I don’t know. And I found a cute red bird ornament (did I just say that) and that was it. Perfect. For the kiddo, a dark pink butterfly, shocking.
Now I have not been blogging as much as I want to be, so I am yet again rusty with the photo taking… but really this is simple. We had ribbons, rein-stones glittery fake leaves, tule, cheap headbands, hot glue gun, birds, butterflies and flowers ornaments (these all had clips on the bottom that are “supposed” to clip onto the tree), and coffee. Time to get started.
For my red bird fascinator I used some green ribbon and floral wire and made a basic loopy bow. Made it fit around the bottom of the bird to make a nest using the floral wire at the center to wrap around the bird, hot glued a few of the glittery leave stems on, clipped it to the headband and ta-da, cute. Pretty much the same thing for the kiddos dark pink butterfly.
Really, we should wear fascinators more often in this country, they are so fun! And if you use an ornament like I did, it can live on the tree until the next holiday party.