My oldest daughter's birthday falls close to Christmas, so this year when planning her party I decided to work with the holiday season and use Christmas and winter as the theme: a very merry birthday party!
To keep with tradition, I made a shirt for her to wear during the party.
This time I embellished a simple tee with tally marks counting to 7.
Math is her favorite subject, so she loved this adornment!
We only invited a few friends, and only a couple of those were able to make it
- but to be honest, I was a little relieved!
(Can you blame me? The party was at home, only a week after moving in, and a week before Christmas - fun times!)
A small party actually ended up working perfectly with our activities:
cookie decorating and scarf embellishing!
The scarf craft ended up being the highlight of the party.
Before the guests arrived, I cut scarves from fleece (basically long rectangles)
and using a variety of bright colors, also pre-cut a selection of fleece flowers.
The girls then layered the fleece flowers, largest to smallest,
using a decorative brad (picked up from Michael's) in the center to hold the layers together.
The final step was to glue the flowers on to the end of the scarf using washable fabric glue.