Lottie’s fabulous fashion palooza

Fashion party ideas little girl

When I posted the invitations to Lottie’s fashion palooza, I mentioned that I was struggling with the whole concept of a ‘fashion’ party for a six year old. And only just-turned six at that! I thought long and hard about how to pull off a party that was suitably grown-up in Badoo’s eyes, but not too creepy for the rest of us.

I think I managed it! Badoo was certainly very happy with the whole thing and it didn’t feel too sixteen-year-old for me. Winners!

Setting the scene maaaahvellously

To make it work, I cut a black and white / animal print theme back with sweet girly pastel confetti colours. I took the colours from the invites we made back in May.

Fashion party ideas little girl

I made cake stands out of old Vinnies plates and vases. I was inspired to get creative after discovering that a cake stand in the colours I wanted was $69.95. Eeep! So I hit up Vinnies, found the plates and vases, glued them together with araldite then painted them using sample house paint pots before sealing them with a spray-on varnish. The whole thing cost me $21.50 and not half as much time as you’d think.

Fashion party ideas little girl

For the wall confetti, LOML and I cut out loads and loads of circles using plates, glasses and bowls as the template. We got through three episodes of River Cottage Australia cutting out those bloody circles.

Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl

I had the idea that I could do a super-cool party ‘garland’ using girly clothing and that morphed into making a sweet little skirt for each of the 20 girls attending. So the skirts were decorations and then a lovely thank-you-for-celebrating-with-me gift. Badoo and Cappers spent a lot of time carefully allocating skirts to each friend and organising them with their tags. The skirts themselves were very simple to make using this tutorial by Dana Made – I confess that despite getting a new sewing machine in (having dropped and busted my old one) I ended up getting my clever MIL to whip these up for me when I completely ran out of time. I didn’t want a repeat of the dreaded mice (dear god, remember the mice???).

Fashion party ideas little girl

I did simple little party bags using up the glassine bags leftover from this year’s Easter bunny bags and adding a confetti circle with a thank you message. Inside were some girly hair bits, a few sweets and a colourful nail polish (more on nail polish later!).

Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl
The only other decorating I did was to make some confetti straws and matching cake flags; make a few’ ‘happy’ signs; and add some labels to the water bottles. I always do water bottles with labels (water makes sense with so much other sugar around and putting names on the bottles saves a lot of ‘where’s my drink?’s later!).
Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl

Throw in 20 helium balloons (another take-home present for the girls – I loathe having leftover balloons hanging around for weeks) and the party is on! It still always amazes me how much a kid loves a balloon.

Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl

We also dragged out all the dress-ups and added Aunty Zia’s extensive ‘old’ shoe collection to make a fun dress-ups corner. The girls really went to town on their make up and just look at the funky-quirky-cute outfit Badoo put together from all the bits and pieces for her big day. She’s definitely got a way about her, our Badoo.

Fashion party ideas little girl

Fashion party ideas little girl

Fashion party ideas little girl


Faaaabulous fashion-inspired yummies

The food at this fashion party was out-of-this-world beautiful. As ever, I can only take credit for idea-generation, the actual creating of the party food is always done by my trusty sidekick Aunty Zia (the best aunty zia in the whole wide world).

Fashion party ideas little girl

Look, here she is wearing her stunning lilac taffeta number – fashionable circa 1984. Despite her dubious fashion choices, what Aunty Zia can’t do with an icing gun and a spatula doesn’t deserve doing.

Exhibit A: Fancy shoe cupcakes

Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl

Every one of the 20 shoe cucpcakes was completely unique and completely beautiful. The girls were in heaven.

Exhibit B: Fancy handbag cupcakes

Fashion party ideas little girl

 

Fashion party ideas little girl



Yes, these are cupcakes. Cupcakes! Aren’t they just adorable! Do you like the little Chanel and Prada brands standing proudly next to the Lottie brand?

Exhibit C: Fancy nailpolish cakepops

Fashion party ideas little girl

Fashion party ideas little girl

Fashion party ideas little girl

The cakepop makes a welcome return to Maxabellaland (having been banned circa 2011) in the form of nailpolish bottles. As always, what the cakepop lacks in ease and speed, it more than makes up for in taste and cuteness.

Exhibit D: Fancy dress and shoe biscuits

Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl

Get outta town, or very much on the town – look at these designer shoes and dresses! Love the zebra print and adore the little pink-skirted number up there. Too divine to eat, don’t you think?

Exhibt E: Fancy stained-glass dress biscuits

Fashion party ideas little girl

These shortbread biscuits melted in your mouth, but not before melting your heart (ahhhhhhh). I have no idea how Aunty Zia gets a dress pattern happening, but I’m sure one day I’ll convince her to have a guest post series on my blog revealing how to do all this stuff!

Exhibit F: Extra-fancy cakepop surprise birthday cake

Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl
Fashion party ideas little girl

Inside this beautiful two-tier buttercake with marshmallow fluffy icing and sprinkles were 21 cake pops in a whirlwind of confetti colours. How awesome is that! I am loving the ‘surprise inside’ cake. It’s become something of a specialty for Aunty Zia (best aunty zia in the whole wide world), having produced lollies at the slumber party, rainbows at the rainbow partycarrots at the flower garden party and pixels at the Minecraft party.

Fashion party ideas little girl
I’ll be back soon with some mahvellous fashion party games (including the best-ever nail polish game!).
What fashion era do you think you were born for?*
* For me, definitely the late 1920s – Great Gatsby all the way, baby!
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