Wow it’s been quiet here in the Flutter house hasn’t it?! Life has been busy, which has left very little time to sit at the computer. So lets see if I can catch you up a bit 🙂
Last weeks Project 52 (apart from the obvious of getting my business live…) was to throw a birthday party for my soon to be 3 year old Hannah. Her actual birthday isn’t for another few weeks, but we threw the party for her this weekend so that Neil could be part of it…
… Oh the chaos… Hannah has so many friends and we ended up having about 25-30 kids (55 or so people including adults) in our little backyard *gulp. But despite the space not being huge, everything went really well and everybody seemed to have a great time.
The projects that I made for the day were:
It doesn’t look all that fancy but I definitely found this very therapeutic to make! A little bit here… a little bit there… it was a good distraction of everything else going on, and a chance to get my hands dirty doing something very brainless. Loved it! Inside I packed little zip lock snack size bags full of lollies – and that was the lolly portion of the kids party bags. Such an easy way to do it – there wasn’t a mayhem scramble when it fell down of who could get the most, it was simply 1 bag each and off they went happy.
The photo doesn’t really show the decorations that well, but they looked really awesome in our little area. I used my cutter to cut loads of light pink butterflies and my friend Debbie helped me string them on ribbon. Then I made some tissue paper fleur poms. Hannah loved them!!
|Miss “Cinderalla” enjoying her ice cream cake…|
My final project was the cake. That turned out to be a last minute affair and a 5pm dash to spotlight to get supplies… in the end I decided to go with a simple ice-cream cake. I had a silicone heart mould in the cupboard, so I simply filled it with vanilla ice cream & decorated it with some pink m&ms & jellybeans. Too easy! I have to say that it was far far from the prettiest cake that I’ve ever made which is why there is no picture perhaps LOL… (mental note to self – make sure you freeze it for longer before trying to decorate it next time & have it flop) – but it was the biggest hit ever – the kids loved their “cake” in a cone!!
The last thing I did was make some bags of goodies & hang them in the trees out the front for a bit of a treasure hunt.
The kids all seemed to have a great time – and Miss Hannah absolutely had a ball. It was made even more special for her by the fact that her Daddy was home to share the day.
I definitely think that the key to the days success was planning & structure!! Without those ingredients then keeping all those kids busy in a small space could have easily turned ugly…
Bit of a change of tune for my Project 52 this week, but it was good fun doing something a little different!