Want Some Whimsy?

Howdy folks! I had a great weekend, my twins celebrated their 8th birthday with a themeless {gasp!} party. I’m telling you, it was the easiest darn party I have ever thrown! We kept the guest list small (10), it was a breeze and I think everyone had a great time! Since it was a smaller party I wasn’t overwhelmed so I could do a craft project with the girls. I wanted the girls to make some cute photo props that they could pose with and also take home with them.ย  I used my die cutter and SVG files from Photo Booth Props, Masquerade Masks and my new Royal Whimsy template kits.

I stocked up on sequins, rhinestones, glitter and feathers at the craft store (actually get the glitter and rhinestones at the dollar store, it is way cheaper and you won’t feel bad if a jar of glitter ends up spilled on the floor) and placed them in cute bowls around the craft table (AKA my basement pool table with a piece of plywood on top.) I manned the hot glue gun and helped the girls put the bamboo skewers on the backs of the masks, mustaches and crowns. I had lots of glue sticks and sticky squares on the table for the kids to help themselves to. I was so please at how respectful and polite the girls were. There was no fighting over colors or rudeness whatsoever….did I mention before that this party was a breeze?

I had everything out and ready to go before the kids got there, you DO NOT want to be setting things up while the kids are there, a stitch in time saves nine when kids are concerned!

After the props were finished the kids got to sit outside in the “photo booth” to have their picture taken with their creations!

You know how moms of twins say their kids are opposites? Well, it’s true in my case, before the party both girls were in pretty dresses, 2 minutes before guests arrived Maizy pitched the dress and threw on an old T-shirt and a pair of cutoffs, LOL! True to form ๐Ÿ™‚

I cut a bunch of photo frame cards from the Royal Whimsy kit ahead of time and after I took all of the guests pictures one of my best friends (Thank you Kath!) cut out the photos and assembled these cute thank you party favors to go home with the guests.

While Kathy was crafting the photo frame cards I supervised the piniata…and that is a story for another whole blog post! Here is a look at the kits I used:

Royal Whimsy Party SVG

Photo Booth Props!

Masquerade Mask SVG

My kids had a blast, of course the biggest entertainment of the afternoon was chicken chasing, we teased the other moms that the girls would be coming home with chickens as party favors (can you imagine…come to think of it that might be why many of the moms stayed-they did not want their daughters coming home with livestock LOL!) The girls also left with one of the party favors I showed you in yesterday’s post. I am trying to get away from the candy and crappy toy party favors…trying ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope I gave you a few ideas for your next party and til next time happy crafting!

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7 Responses

  1. FELIZ Cumpleanos,(thats spanish for HAPPY BIRTHDAY) to Ur girls!
    How fun that they STILL like 2 spend time w/you, and WANT to bring their friend over to your home. I bet their friend tell Your girls how lucky they are to have a mom like you who LIKES to “spend-time” with her girls. Lucky them, lucky you! Have a great year w/them again, and many many happy returns of the day!

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  2. Glad everyone had a good time and you were not stressed! Happy 8th birthday girls!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  3. Happy birthday to my two little knitting buddies!! I’ve been trying to get to knitting again and will one of these days- just back from couple wks crafting classes in West Virginia! Plse say hi to the girls and u for be Lindsay!! Lorraine ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Happy B-day to the girls! All the girls are so cute. I would have been thrilled if my daughter (if I had one :)) came home with a chicken. I love chickens!

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  5. …and a wonderful time was had by all. :0) Happy Belated Birthday.

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  6. All the kids must clamor to come to your house! What a fun and creative idea for a party!

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  7. adorable and yes full of whimsy!

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