Party Tutorial Contest #2: Third Place

What a way to celebrate my one year blogging anniversary! I had so much fun hosting this contest and checking out everyone's party tutorials. Much thanks to our fabulous sponsors, Bird of Bird's Party, Ana over at Love Party Printables, and Lindi from Love the Day, who by the way, will be the judges for the next contest (date to be determined).

Speaking of prizes, the $50 gift certificate to Love the Day goes to Nicole from Tradewind Tiaras for her Fabric Party Hats tutorial.

The judges had these wonderful things to say about her tutorial:

~ Delightful photos that show the finished product beautifully. Lovely choice of colors for the tutorial making it easier to see and follow photo-to-photo.  Good "short cut" of using the pre-pleated ribbon. Certainly a multi-step project, from the creation of the hat to the trim to the tulle pom on top, showing how artistic and skilled she is (even pleating her own ribbon!). Nice to provide a template link in the tutorial to help readers. Also fun to see the finished product on a child.

~ How often is there a party with party hats and they end up destroyed but these are beautiful and the fabric would make them sturdy enough to withstand the liveliest of parties.

For me, a beautifully styled party is even more attractive when there are DIY elements. This was definitely the case with Nicole's Butterfly Party. Not only does she share all of the details and sources from the party, Nicole also shows you how to make the fabric party hats, ruffled pinata and homemade candy buttons, step-by-step.

Congratulations again, to all of the winners -- Julie from So This is Julie, Heather of Did Someone Say Party, and Nicole of Tradewind Tiaras. And thanks to everyone who joined the party and linked up!


  1. I'm so honored! It was so much fun to see all the other entries, too. Fabulous contest!

  2. GORGEOUS! Every little bit of this party is amazing! I featured it on my blog, please some see it!


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