This girl wanted bright and bold for her birthday party this year.
She loved the idea of a Pow Wow with feathers and face paint!
And she thought a Native American 'India'n celebration was most appropriate for her!
She picked a design for a special dress (that doubled as a Fiesta outfit),
and we made feather/leather accessories for the whole family.
India's Aunty made invitations and we used this site to find Native American name meanings for all the girls invited. This was so much fun!
Gift giving time.
Food teepees that the kids helped make before the day. Just three sticks of dowel with a bunch of feathers at the apex, and various types of wool wrapped or woven just up from the base, and then a (light weight) plate balanced in the middle.
Jelly cups, fruit arrow kebabs, corn chips, pretzels, potato gems...
...and arrow cupcakes made for easy fare (for a very pregnant mama).
The birthday girl wanted no games, so we instead made simple headdresses.
And picked a face paint design to have done.
Some of the little Indians at peace.
And making some noise!
And colouful layers inside.
And finally, filled take home jars. One with mini m&ms and one with beads and feather charms to make friendship pins for their 'tribe'!
So much joy for my Pocahontas Princess and very beautiful friends!