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! :)