As some of you already know, my daughter turned six last week and I held an ‘arts and crafts’ birthday party for her and a handful of her friends.
Well, I’m pleased to report that it went down very well with all the girls – myself included!
You may remember that the lovely Thimberlina sent me some fabulous fabric from IKEA for me to make into simple tote bags for the girls to colour in.
Well, here they are, all ready to decorate with cardboard inside:
How fun do they look?! The designs are so random! There’s a rooster having a shower… a lamp… a mushroom… a washing line…
I used the IKEA fabric on one side, and plain on the other – so that the girls could draw on that side and colour in the designs on the other.
Well, that was the plan.
As it happened… NOBODY WANTED TO DO ONE!!
Can you believe it?!
The one part of the party that took me the longest to prepare, cost me the most money, and NOBODY WAS INTERESTED!! 😥 😥 😥
Luckily one of my daughter’s friends stayed on for 30 minutes after the party so I managed to persuade her to start one and she took it home – I know she loves dogs so there was one with a cute pup on which helped!
At least the girls were happy, which was the main thing, but it would have been nice if my effort was appreciated, haha!
I might just have to colour one myself, now.
One of the other activities – which went down very well – was decorating cardboard dolls.
I cut little garments out of scraps of fabric for the girls to stick on to their pre-cut cardboard dolls. They stuck on googly eyes and drew on the features. Oh and added woolly hair! They loved it! Here’s my daughter’s (first) creation on the right and two others that are ready for sticking.
I bought plain gift bags from Crafty Crocodiles (where I got most of the goodies from) and the girls got really creative and decorated them with stickers, pompoms, foam stickers, pens, sequins, and more! They used these as party bags to take all their creations and other bits and bobs home in.
The girls also decorated biscuits, made bracelets and necklaces with pony beads and alphabet beads, and made paper fans. And we had time for a game of pass the parcel, too. But I was busy and didn’t take photos of everything!
Oh and of course they had tea and cake!
My daughter’s friends loved it all and have been telling her it was a really fun party – and they want to have one like it.
I can’t deny that I’m happy with that!
P.S. In case you’re wondering… I have put a hold on my Sunday Sevens posts for a while because I’m just a bit busy at the moment! I am starting my new dressmaking course this coming Wednesday so I have been spending a lot of time organising all the lovely paperwork for that.