We celebrated Ethan’s 4th birthday last weekend with a dragon themed party and it was so much fun! He had been really into dragons for awhile and chose the theme a few months ago… and, much to my surprise, stuck with it without changing his mind. And so… I had to make him a dragon cape! Yup. And guess what? He loved it! That always puts a smile on my face.
Once again, I used the superhero cape pattern by Georgia Leigh, in a size 4. I cut the cape in half to add some little felt triangle spikes and wings that I loosely drafted by looking at an old dragon costume that Ethan wore two halloweens ago. I also attached a tail to the bottom of the cape. Both the green tie-dyed flannel fabric and forest green felt came from Joann.
I had to hand stitch the wings to the cape at the top to keep it from flopping down. I also sewed some vertical lines on the wings to make it appear more dragon-like. Not sure if it worked though – people kept asking if he was a dinosaur! Um, dinosaurs do not have wings! Come on now, people! Haha!
Anyway, back to the party… this is the invitation that I created for Ethan’s birthday party! I bought a set of dragon images from this Etsy shop. The dragon, cake, presents, and stars are from this set which was customized for me. I put together the invitation on PowerPoint and made the tower and flag banner using the shapes on the program. The fiery font I used is called flames and can be found and downloaded here for free.
Details of the party to follow very soon!