Saturday, October 16, 2010

A "Fairy" Fun Birthday Party!

I was honored to be asked by a friend of mine to be the "craft lady" at her daughter's 7th birthday party. I was so excited because I knew that not only would it bring me back to my teaching days, but I love being able to create some fun projects for kids.

We made two projects:

First off, we made fairy punch art using all Stampin' Up! punches. This idea was inspired by my upline, Andrea Botten, as well as a card I had seen on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website. I was worried that six and seven year olds wouldn't be able to put these together on their own, but they did great! Before the party, I had my 4-1/2 year old try it out, just so I could make sure it was going to be easy enough.

For the second project, we made the "genie bag". This is such a fun, simple, and quick idea. The tutorial for these can be found HERE.

I also wanted to send something home with the girls, along with my business card to share with their moms. I figured I should take advantage of getting my name out there a little. I made these adorable purse post it note holders. I found an easy tutorial HERE and whipped together nine of these in less than an hour. I can't wait to try out more designs for an upcoming bazaar I'm going to be participating in.

This is what the inside looks like and the purse is held together with Velcro.

I wanted to do a little something for the birthday girl, so I put together a little gift.

I would really love to do more birthday parties in the future. I had so much fun working with the girls. I would even be willing to create the invitations, too! Maybe this is something I'll look into and advertise more.

The Birthday Girl & Friends

Each of the girls' beautiful creations...

{this particular fairy is doing the splits in the it!}


vicki said...

Those are so cute! Great job! It looked like the girls were having a great time!

Sarah said...

Very cute! Grace was just saying "oh, I want to make a purse!" Maybe next year. :-)

Patti said...

What cute projects. Looks like they all had a great time. I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection.

C.Hilchie said...

Great Ideas! Following you from SC

Cindy said...

So very sweet! Following you from Stampin Connection

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