Happy Birthday Midge..

What does a magazine stylist do with a lot of time on her hands and stacks of tissue paper??? She goes crazy for her daughters second birthday. Having a birthday in November means no peonies, no roses, no happy garden parties festooned with bright, bold colours. As my dear friend Janis would say, that's bunk. So I brought it all inside.

It's still a fall palette, it just has a bit of pizazz!


I love that cheap bunches of coloured tissue can become dreamy floating pom poms. I have to thank Megan who pointed out this project to me on Martha Stewart. If you are tight on pennies, and boy, tell me who isn't, this is an awesome way to bedazzle your guests. You can make them as big or small as you like. For about two dollars each, these big boys I made filled the room.


My girl loves lady bugs. I made cupcake bugs and placed them all over the table. It looked like an invasion - but a pretty tasty one! Pom pom flowers filled the vases, and who can resist these wafer cookies. Didn't your granny have a package in her cupboard!


I thought I should go over some candle blowing strategies. Important in avoiding to many boyfriends at this age.
Step 1 - take a deep breath.

Step 2 - take an even deeper breath.
Step 3 - oh so gently... blow.

I should also mention that I've been interviewed by Natalie Walton way over in Australia. Natalie is the Deputy Editor of Real Living Magazine and has a fabulous blog 'daily imprint'. Check it out..Thanks Natalie.

24 comments:

Gabriel Girl said...

That sounds like a wonderful birthday! The pom poms are fantastic!

Jane said...

hi Heather - that looks absolutely fantastic I have a little daughter birthday coming up I will check Martha's tips out. I love the tissue paper pom poms. I like making my own cakes too - last year I did a green dinosaur and a giant cupcake. They look a bit shoddy and nice and 'imperfect'. xoxo

mise said...

I think you are just the most talented woman in the world and I love your pompoms and ladybird cakes and the polka dot chairs.

Finds said...

Hi Heather,
This is just incredibly beautiful!

Gigi said...

I love every single thing about this post! What a creative and fabulous mum you are. xoxo

Courtney said...

Happy, happy birthday to your little girl! I love those pom poms. They look so soft and dreamy, and the ladybugs are too cute!

Anoninoz said...

Very cute.. both your darling little girl and the ladybird cakes... (I also have a daughter with a November birthday - although a little older - 19 years old on 11/11....)

kate / tinywarbler said...

so cute! happy birthday midge! the pom poms look great, i've been wanting to make those myself for quite some time now.

Laura@EdenRose said...

So inspiring!! My own daughters birthday is in feb and it always snows, i always wish we could have the party out in the garden so i am so going to make tissue paper flowers and pom poms for her next birthday. :) x

Tracey said...

Congrats on the interview Heather, but I'm not surprised you're doing an interview, you are just soooooo talented! How cool that you took that picture of the silver tray and ornaments that I love so much (did you shoot that whole house because it was amazing)...and what you've done for your daughter's party is SPECTACULAR!!! I don't think I've seen a prettier child's birthday party anywhere!

Happy birthday to your beautiful little sweetie!


:) T

gigiandoliver said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a lovely birthday party...and I'm so using your ideas for my own little girl's party! Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Your talent is just amazing, so it is not surprising that you are wanted for interviews!

Heather Cameron said...

Boy, I'm just feeling pretty dandy after all these compliments. Thank you everyone. Tracey - I did do the whole story - we shot the place in July and I spent three days festooning it for the holidays.

blondiensc said...

Are you kidding me Heather, this is an absolutely perfect birthday party!! wow, you did a lot of work for your little girl, who I am sure deserved every last drop of it! happy birthday to your little one and congrats on your interview!!!!

The Passionate Home said...

WOW! I love those pom poms! What a happy burst of colour! Heather, you are inspiring!
Carrie

koralee said...

Ah Heather..you make everything look so beautiful..your touch is ever amazing. I love this idea and your daughter must of been delighted..you are one wonderful mom!

vintage simple said...

Oh, it's beautiful, beautiful..! Love the colors against that simple white background... And is that an interior window in the last shot? I've been fantasizing about putting some in, somewhere in this house, since I saw them on a Swedish blog.

What a perfectly beautiful and festive setting, Heather. You did a terrific job. Happy birthday, Midge!

xo,
-maria

Barbara said...

Happy 2nd birthday, Midge. Aren't you lucky to have such a loving and clever mom? What a fun table.

Pinecone Camp said...

Looks like a super party! Love the Martha pom poms. I'm supposed to make some for christmas with some crazy vintage paper. Were they time consuming H? Let me know! Maybe I'll do them with you;)
Wish I could have come to the soiree....but had to help Rob with his show. Miss you! By the way, it's so warm here!! Love it.
I'm being told to get off the computer now. bye!
xo

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, you are amazing. This looks so very pretty. Thanks for visiting me whilst I have been away.

Elise said...

that just looks absolutely fantastic. Well done

Libbie said...

Truly the cutest birthday party I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing!

jan said...

wow - wish i was midge! so magical!

Marcela said...

Beautiful birthday!
I love the pom poms! :)

pinkstilettos said...

I love all the bright colors! It goes perfect with the white solid background! Have a great day!
Daisy~