This weekend we celebrated our daughter's upcoming birthday with a "Sweet Party."
Our main activity was decorating t-shirts. I picked these up at Wal-mart for $3 each, and I thought they made a great alternative to a goody bag. Before the little girls arrived, I prepared stencils for the shirts. Using a cupcake punch from Michael's, I cut out 3 cupcakes on strips of freezer paper, then ironed the paper onto each shirt.
We used makeup applicator brushes to apply our fabric paint - they are cheap, yet precise enough for the small areas.
While the girls moved on to other activities, I peeled back the freezer paper. By the time that the party was over, the shirts were dry!
For snacks, the girls helped themselves to a mini candy buffet.
This Candy Land game rug was a perfect sweet activity - everyone enjoyed the novelty of a giant playing surface.
A good time was had by all, proving that you can pull off a memorable party on a budget (around $60!).
One more thing... I have to share a conversation that was going on during the shirt decorating:
Scene: All the girls are declaring their love for various Disney channel boys (Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, The Jonas Bros., etc.)
Girl 1: So-and-so Jonas cut off his hair [I can't remember which Jonas it was, but the girl sure did!]. And when he did, he lost a lot of fans. Like 100 fans.
Girl 2: Yeah, and I was one of them!