The last of the turning eight celebrations was held this weekend, and Team Craun has officially crossed the threshold of the friend party. One dozen giggling girls around our fully-extended table stitched away at a sewing craft [more on that in a forthcoming post], and later belted out the sweetest rendition of Happy Birthday I have ever heard. Complete with cha-cha-cha's.
We had hoped that this year was the beginning of our scaled-back party efforts, and although it was certainly less involved than prior parties, the million details still managed to become a vortex of creativity.
It all started with a sweet and simple 8-candle DIY project [inspired by this]...
which subsequently encouraged the painting of a small tribe of toadstool cake-toppers [simple painted wooden shelf pegs, inspired by this image] for good company, and a lovely-visual merge of our two party themes; sewing and woodland fairy.
Here's a glimpse at the party table; 12 sweetly-styled place settings ready and waiting:
More on the party as I sort through all the photos, and get the house back in order for the week.