Last weekend, we had the pleasure of being part of a fun party for a special 11 year old! I say ‘being part of’ because this party lasted through the weekend! The girls had a soccer game early in the day, came back to the birthday girls house for some amazing homemade mexican food. (I mean amazing! Homemade tortillas, guacamole, salsa..the works!) and then we arrived. After our departure, there was a slumber party planned with some extra-curricular activities that might have involved toilet paper.
We had talked with the birthday girl, ‘R’ about her vision and wishes for the craft activities. She wanted to paint and create something for her new bedroom, she wanted to bake and she wanted to make a dream-catcher. Done, done (and with a little research) done!
First we must say that this was a really fun group of girls! We set up the craft kits and party area in their amazing backyard and got to it! The girls started with lunch and then segued into their painting craft. This was so much fun. We created a multi-media collage with them. They got to mix their own paint, let their piece dry and add collage to it and finally, some vinyl cut-out words and graphics. A finish layer of mod-podge sealed the deal. There were 13 original art pieces created that day! Amazing….
Next was cupcakes. We are not caterers, but we do want to fulfill birthday wishes. We provided a list of all the ingredients and supplies to the Mom and the girls worked on making batter and frosting from scratch! They made various colors of butter-cream frosting with food coloring.
While the cupcakes baked, we finished the collages.
While they cooled, we started in on the dream catchers. This craft requires some serious focus. Some of the girls were having too much fun and decided to go play instead. About half of them actually finished it though. They were patient and waited for some guidance and assistance. After their ‘webs’ were created, they added beads and feathers and were pleased with what they had accomplished.
Oh, and back to those cupcakes…we made them ‘crafty’ by stuffing them into cute jelly jars with layers of frosting. Some of the girls sealed theirs up and planned to eat them later in the evening. Others couldn’t resist and began eating immediately.
All in all, it was such a fun day! We are looking forward to more birthdays and celebrations where we can help bring a girls vision to life! R, thank you for hosting an amazing party ~ we hope you had the best birthday party ever!