Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Banner Birthday

Back at the beginning of September I was the "entertainment" at an 8 year old's birthday party.  Her mom set the prettiest table for the girls to enjoy their sweets after they finished their project. :)
It was one of those really warm days, so having a screened porch to enjoy when the sun set is ideal.  The girls (and I) enjoyed some punk lemonade and ice cream on this porch- don't you just love those glasses with their matchy-matchy straws!!!!!
This is the tablescape that I had going on in the dining room. :P  As the entertainment, I taught the girls how to make a name banner with rolled roses.  These girls are natural paper crafters!  It was so exciting to see them get excited to create.
This is the model they were using.  I had cut letters for each of them to make their own name, but some of them had very long names and some very short.  Luckily I had a couple moms helping the long name girls while I had small groups working on making roses.
They were so much fun to watch as the roses came to life!  Gosh I love introducing kids (and adults) to new ways of expressing creativity, maybe because I love learning about new stuff myself. :)  I ended up with leftover papers, so I have loaded a banner into my Etsy Shoppe.  Instead of a name banner, it is a "celebrate" banner.  Pop over to check it out! :)

I'm all decorated for the party here:
Tablescape Thursday- Between Naps on the Porch


  1. awesome party idea and project!!! bit they loved it!!!:):)

  2. Awesome idea! Fresh and beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  3. This is such a fabulous idea for a party! Your banner is gorgeous and I'm sure the girls were thrilled you shared with them!

  4. How adorable.. and just look at the sunshine ! I can't wait to see the sun again !


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