Fashion-Sista Party!

We are on number 8. Birthday party number 8. That surely makes me some form of expert? I’ll tell you what I do know though, and that is that gone are the days of a limp jam sandwich and pass the parcel. Like most things, we’re going the American way.

B.I.G.

Today in celebration of our very own birthday, I’m going to share how to do a rocking Fashionista Party.

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The birthday Fashion-sistas! Roxie wears River Island dress, Zara denim jacket and Minnie wears ilovegorgeous dress and Scotch R’belle denim vest.

You need:

A gaggle of giggly girls.

A personalised going home party bag that is given on arrival, that includes:

Kids Fashionista Birthday Party Primrose Bakery Jennie Maizels

·      Iron-on patches. I got mine from the A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Jennie Maizels from £1.99

·      A photocopied sheet with a drawing of the T-shirt for the girls to plan their designs (don’t panic if you can’t draw – print one off the internet like I did!)

·      T-shirts –plain, mine were from H&M £4.99 for a 2 pack

·      Mechanical pencils Paperchase £3 for 10

Kids Fashionista Birthday Party Primrose Bakery Jennie Maizels

Someone who can sew on a machine – and has one! I used Sew Much Fun.

Lots of trims – like ribbons, pom poms, buttons and beads.

Alcohol – that’s for you to get through this event!

Do this:

Hand out party bags on arrival and ask each kid to open it up.

Show a demonstration T-shirt – one that has been customised earlier, to show all the techniques that could be used.

Get the girls designing their T-shirts on the photocopied sheets.

Have 3 adult supervised stations for the kids to create

1.    Iron-on – adult to buy doxycycline will iron on the patches where the kids want them

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2.   Sewing machine – where the kids can instruct the seamstress with their creative inspiration for their T-shirts

3.   Cutting and hand-sewing – this where the kids could put their personal twist on their T-shirt designs. Some went for cropped tops, others for beaded tassels, cut-outs, peplums – Gucci, Fendi, Prada eat your heart out!

Kids Fashionista Birthday Party Primrose Bakery Jennie Maizels

One hour into their hard-core creativity, we gave the kids a sugar injection. Our parties are always at tea time – I find kids never eat the real meals – but funnily enough, when it’s treats, it all gets hovered up! These cupcake sweet towers were a winner! See how to make these on the blog this Friday.

Kids Fashionista Birthday Party Primrose Bakery Jennie Maizels

Then it’s back to work! Once the catwalk creations were finished – the kids all changed into their tops and posed for our DIY photo booth. To make this, we used props £7.95 Not on the High Street plus some collected over the years – parties, dress-up, grandma’s old ugly necklaces. We also used a gold backdrop for the shots – ours is from Not on the High Street £12 and is attached with Bluetack or a pin.

Kids Fashionista Birthday Party Primrose Bakery Jennie Maizels

The posing girls – free. And let me tell you how scarily natural it was for them all to do these poses at 8 years old! Then you simply click away with your camera or iPhone if you are less professional, like me.

Kids Fashionista Birthday Party Primrose Bakery Jennie Maizels

The kids really loved the party. I really loved it being over. Now how to top that for number 9…

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  2. Bianca / Little Scandinavian

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    What a fabulous idea. Wish I was a guest at your parties – especially after seeing the tempting cupcake sweet towers!

    Happy 8th Birthday Minnie & Roxie! xxx

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