Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Carousel Birthday Party and "Blah" t-shirt make-over

What a title, right?
Okay... so I had no idea that you could book the carousel at the Galleria for a party! What a great idea! And I was so excited for my little girl, because as we all know, Caroline just L-O-V-E-S a carousel. :)
My cousin's little girl was turning two, and apparently fell in love with the carousel at the zoo, so it was a no-brainer to have her birthday party here.
And I thought that this party would be the perfect excuse to finally try my hands at making this and giving it to the birthday girl.
I couldn't think of anything quite right for Caroline to wear to the party, so I dug up a hot-pink Walmart t-shirt from last summer, and gave it a make-over.
I had some pink and white gingham fabric that used to cover a bench in her bedroom. I cut it into strips and made a ruffled collar for her shirt.

And notice I took some of the same fabric, ruffled it up, created a flower, glued it onto a headband, and attached a pink button in the middle of it.

By the way, that single-scoop Haagen Daz ice cream was $5.32.
I'm a little shell-shocked.
But it's a party so who cares? ...and she's an only child.

And these pictures are for Grandma and Pap:

As you can see, the party was a lot of fun! Isn't she adorable?

The DIY Show Off



Show and Tell Green


  1. What a cute shirt!!! Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl!!!!

  2. Oh my gosh isn't she just the cutest!! What a fun birthday. Holy cow, that's an expensive ice cream cone.

  3. very cute t-shirt and matching headband! you did a great job. i cannot believe the ice cream was that much! that is crazy.

  4. I'm so glad you linked this post for all of us to share in the birthday celebration. Woo Hoo!!

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