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Last week we were talking about birthday parties because Dottie’s Peach is turning a grand TWO. I threw out the idea of a Matryoshka party, but I also wanted to share one of my new faves! The talented Mena Trott from Sew Weekly is incredibly clever when it comes to birthday parties for her little girl Penelope. I’m sure you’ve seen her ab fab “It’s a Small World” birthday. This past year she did it again! Check this out:

Weeeee! How cute is this little girl?? We’re off to a good start! Next step, a hand stitched backdrop for a perfect Alpine scene:

The cupcakes had little images of “favorite things”—raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens….

Speaking of….my absolute favorite part of the decor was the wall of play clothes:

This was inspired by the infamous scene where Maria (Julie Andrews!) makes play clothes for all the Von Trapp children out of the curtains hanging in her room. (One of THEE best scenes in the film!  “My Favorite Things” is such an amazing song…) Amazingly Mena found green and white toile curtains at the Alameda Antique Fair and she was able to make outfits for all of the young party guests (ages age seven months to three years old). How genius is this woman??? Wow.

The goodie bags? Brown paper packages tied up with strings!

The adorable party guests in their fantastic outfits.

Bravo Mena for this stunner of a party! Please stop by Mena’s wonderful blog, Sew Weekly. Her sewing projects are all so inspiring!!

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  1. elizabeth says

    perfect! my daughter and i were just singing this in the car last night. what a sweet girl.

  2. Dottie says

    I bow to the awesomeness of Mena and her brilliancy across all things–party throwing as well as sewing. Seriously–her blog is one of my favs!

    Great find, Alix!

  3. betsy says

    Oh My Gosh! Cuteness overload! I love the party guests in their coordinating outfits!!!! This is such an adorable and fun party that is truly unique! Great job. thecoolkidsblog.com

  4. Amber Liddle says

    Holy balls, this is my absolute favorite! SOM is my all time favorite movie and I am bound and determined to get Ingrid to love it too. So far a no go, but I will soldier on! The outfits she made for the guests??? I can’t even believe it. So cute. So. CUTE.

  5. RocketGirl says

    OMG. I MUST do this. Eliza was *this* close to being named Liesel.

  6. Tot stylist says

    What a fantastic idea! Sound of music indeed! How lovely, I grew up watching this movie and singing the songs over and over again!

  7. kodie says

    freaking out…commence! you have got to be kidding me!?! and i thought I was the queen of birthday parties! i stand corrected. well done!!!!

  8. Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids says

    She’s in a whole other league of party planning – super great and good the birthday girl be any more charming?!

  9. Wendy O says

    This is out of control! Amazing! What a talented woman!

  10. 3 ring circus • heather says

    dying!!! i thought her small world party was amazing this tops that!!!!

  11. lishyloo says

    this is INCREDIBLE. i want one of the play dresses for me!!

  12. Natalie says

    Aggggh! This is the best! You know this kid is gonna need a pink parasol ;)

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