golden birthday part one: wrapping paper

October 24th, 2011

Right before kcwc took off this year, we celebrated my daughter’s golden birthday. The theme was gold, because we are original like that. It was a fitting theme, but a little odd–not a lot of golden party games (oh I found one though)–so we went a little crazy with the decorations.

how to make a giant number with wrapping paper

The giant golden 6 idea came from this post for a fringey monogram. The fringey detail is super cool, but it also takes quite a bit of time, so I took a short cut and used wrapping paper–glittery, golden wrapping paper! I drew a huge six on the wall with chalk, taped the wrapping paper over it, and then cut right inside the line I drew.  The whole thing took about 1/2 hour + 1 1/2 rolls of wrapping paper.  It looks wrinkley in the photo, but the paper (and my baseboards and my floor and my hands and my face) was so glittery that I didn’t notice until I took the picture.

wrapping paper chain

The humongous glittery six looked a little plain, if you can believe it, so I added those shooty out lines all around it.  Blazzam! Then with the extra bit of wrapping paper I made a golden paper chain for above the picnic table.  You can see the crazy, glittery texture of the wrapping paper a bit better here.

gold wrapping paper

The actual present was wrapped in golden wrapping paper too of course.  I think it’s a sweater…




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14 Responses to golden birthday part one: wrapping paper

  1. julia says:

    so awesome! you are totally the cool mom. :)

  2. jess says:

    We’ll have a golden 6th birthday this January. What an awesome idea for a party!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Very cool glittery birthday.
    I made the felt animal masks this weekend, two cats and a mouse, for a neighborhood birthday — THANK YOU! They came together fast and if I pull my act together and manage to buy some fabric tack that is fewer than 4.5 years old and not gloppy, I think they will be even better the next time. I doubled the mask part but not the ears and sewed ribbon closures, but I think elastic might be easier for little kids, except I wasn’t sure of the fit and my little kit (the try-er on) did not like the elastic or the trying on. I will definitely steal this idea again — fantastic!

  4. carolyn says:

    Oh, I love the idea of a golden birthday party…unfortunately, I’m about 30 years too late on my own :)

  5. J. says:

    How timely–I’m throwing my two-year-old a golden birthday party next weekend! I was always sad that I didn’t get to celebrate mine (like my daughter, I was born on the second), so I’m having fun coming up with ideas for hers.

    I love the idea of incorporating gift wrap–I’ve been trying to figure out where to get a large quantity of gold paper, and that is perfect! I also like the gold writing on a black tablecloth and might have to borrow that as well. Thanks for your impeccable timing!

  6. molly says:

    your birthday parties knock my socks off.

  7. Marlena says:

    You had me at “Blazzam!”

  8. venus says:

    Very original indeed! I’m digging the golden chain.

  9. Cameron says:

    Birthday parties are the best! You did an awesome job – gold everywhere. I found this great website for making huge, pixelated pictures that you print on regular paper on your ow paper – just an idea for covering a wall for your next celebration …

  10. Ayana says:

    Very cool glittery birthday :)

  11. what a great theme! i love the big number!

  12. kirsten says:

    I think a golden birthday is a wonderful idea! and it turned out pretty and so YOU! ;) and i love that she got a pirate ship (right?). birthdays are SO fun!

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