I've been SO busy getting ready for Ayla's birthday party next weekend! She's going to be two. *sniff* This will be her first big bash, and I want it to be awesome for her! I thought and thought about a theme and what she liked, and a few things really stood out. Polka dots, orange and pink, and CANDY! Girly loves her candy, or "nan-nan" as she calls it. So over the last few months I've been collecting everything orange, pink, polka dot and candy-like that I could. Not so easy in our little bit of no-where!
I'll show you what I've been up to over the next few days, so stay tuned!
Part One: THE TUTU!
'Cause EVERY girl needs her own tutu! I used this video on YouTube, but tied mine around elastic instead. I prefer the wider elastic, I believe mine was 1.5 inch. I also made my strips about 3.5 inches wide. AND I found that four yards for a toddler tutu just wasn't enough. Good thing I had some extra tulle lying around, because Joann's is too far for a quick trip! 5-6 yards of tulle should do it as full as I made. I also tied a bunch of ribbons on with the strips to jazz it up a bit. Make sure you singe the ends with a lighter/candle/match to keep them from fraying! (You could always use Fray-check too, but I'm lazy lol)
I also double-knotted my strips rather than making a slip-knot thingy. The last tutu I made with knotting is coming undone, and I want this to last!
Looks a little frazzled after big Sis tried it on, but I promise it will look adorable on Boo next Saturday! I even found a pink/white polka dot shirt with orange buttons (gotta love Carter's!) and pink/white polka dot leggings! Score one for mom.