When Little J turned 4, she was really into the story of the famous British nanny.

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Her outfit was based on Mary’s carrousel ride outfit. I did not think she would handle the big tulle hat very well, so instead I made her a little tulle hat hair clip.

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We made little kite-shaped chalkboards for the boys

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and Mary Poppins dolls for the girls.
I used a slightly altered version of the Black Apple doll (details courtesy of Martha HERE) and added accessories.

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with a little thank you note from Mary herself

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Tuxedo-wearing penguin piñata

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The children decorated “carpet bags” with foam cut-outs of umbrellas, kites, flowers

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and images of Bert and Mary

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We had a very respectable horse race

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and cupcakes topped with pink marzipan penguins

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4 Comments

  1. Nancy
    February 4, 2015

    Those chalk boards are so cute!! What did you make them out of?

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    • laura
      March 31, 2015

      Thanks! My husband cut them out of some thin wood and then I painted them with chalk paint.

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  2. Mindy
    October 10, 2015

    So cute! How did you make the invite?

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    • laura
      October 13, 2015

      Thanks! I used an image from a vintage Mary Poppins book we own and personalised it in Adobe Illustrator

      Reply

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