My (Almost) Girl Power Birthday Party

November 25, 2013
In: Everything Else

Last week* was my 32nd birthday. I really wanted to do something nice, with decorations and party favors and a theme! Oh boy, did I want a theme. I really wanted something that would mean something to me personally.

I decided to go with a “Girl Power” theme, with some of my favorite strong female figures, like: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Powerpuff Girls, Elle Woods (from Legally Blonde) and also Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and maybe a few others.

Unfortunately, I’ve been having quite a busy month, and didn’t have enough time to get everything ready. So instead, I was left with some very pink and girly decorations and party favors, but I don’t think the guests minded too much.

Napkins & Vegetables


  • Vegetable sticks with tehina(sesame paste).
  • A basic vegetable salad with cucumbers & tomatos with some radish for added interest (and taste) and a lemon-olive oil dressing.
  • Tomato & mozzarella salad with a basil-olive oil dressing.
  • Grilled peppers (yellow & red).
  • “Surprise” salad: green leaves, pairs and sugar coated pecan with a honey-mustard dressing. This salad was an absolute hit – everyone loved it (don’t tell them it’s the easiest salad to make).
  • Some (store bought) whole wheat bread and home made garlic bread.
  • Vanilla sponge cake with chocolate frosting (yum!)
More Salads

The original idea was to give out girl power party favors with a Rosie the Riveter card which said “thank you for coming” instead of “we can do it!”, but as I mentioned before – I didn’t have enough time (so sad…). Each guest got a pink polka dot bag with a pair of fun socks, a tiny pink notebook with unicorns/princesses etc. and a sparkle filled gel pen (but no card…). Fun!

Socks, Princess Notebook & Gel Pen Party FavorsFun Socks

I got some great gifts as well (yey for me!).

Gifts for me!

Great novelty yarn from my absolute favorite manufacturer, cute buttons (the Hello Kitty button has already been confiscated by my daughter), a crochet book and a smart phone cover embroidery kit (can’t wait to imagine, design & make it…).

Thanks everyone for coming and bringing great gifts (including non-crafty gifts not shown here, don’t think I don’t appreciate them)! See you next year…


* OK, it was last week when I started writing this post, now it almost two weeks ago, but all the working mothers out there get it. There is never enough time.


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  3. Karen Rose

    Thank you so much for getting back to me on the yarn!!!! =)

  4. Karen Rose

    I love your hats!!! Could you please tell me the name of that fabulous yarn (rainbow) you got as a gift???? I LOVE IT!!!!!! =) =) =)

    Thank you so much!

    • oomanoot

      It’s made by Teddy’s wool here in Israel, I don’t think it’s available abroad (unfortunately), and I don’t see it at their site. Probably it’s just not updated there… If I see a similar item in an online shop I’ll try to let you know 🙂
      You can try to contact them on Ravelry:

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