A Taste of Ila's DIY Cat Craft Fever Birthday!

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Hello crafty cats! This Saturday I threw Ila a handmade 8th birthday party at The Lunenburg Makery celebrating her favourite things: cats, crafts, and cakes! I promised myself  years ago to take her to Paris for her 16th birthday and since we are halfway there I threw a Parisian twist into our theme. Voila! Crafty cat madness. I took over 400 pictures this weekend and have a full post + printables & tutorials for you coming up this month, in the meantime here is a peek at some of the party goodness…

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There was polka spots! And macrons! And cookie Eiffel Towers + mustachioed cats + sweet Dachsunds! And of course lots, and lots, and lots of cupcakes. Yes, I made absolutely everything by hand from scratch, yes I know I am totally insane. I’m comfortable with my inner crazy crafty cat lady.

cat craft fever, craft party, handmade birthday, oh my handmade

cat craft fever, craft party, handmade birthday, oh my handmade

Of course there were crafts galore…but I’m saving those until for my full party post (and to buy me time to edit 150+ photos of little fingers + glitter).

cat craft fever, craft party, handmade birthday, oh my handmade

What party is complete without a photo booth and absurd props?

cat craft fever, craft party, handmade birthday, oh my handmade

If I wasn’t a mama I would sleep for a week! While I cat nap check out my first ever video tutorial-a wee smackerel of my fevered cat craft escapades.

Was it all worth it? Heck yes! Ila told me tonight as she drifted off into her first sleep as an eight year old, “Mama you are the birthday queen because you have magic in your heart.” I think this birthday fairy’s job is done for one year don’t you?