Crafting Birthday Party

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posted on April 9, 2012 by  |  posted under Birthdays

crafting party

Sometimes you plan a 10th birthday party for your daughter.  Sometimes you make it a craft-themed party and let the kids do all the work…because that’s what is best, both for the children and for your stress level.  I’d be hard-pressed to find a tween-aged gal who didn’t love a good craft.  That’s why this party worked perfectly for my daughter and her friends-plus it made me look pretty cool.

 Step Number One:  The Invites

I wanted to keep it simple and inexpensive (again, for the sake of the children) but still totally adorbs.  I took some polka-dot paper and attached it to a foam paint brush with a sweet little ribbon (foam paint brushes cost next to nothing-I think you can pay for them with sticks).  The girls would be using the brushes at the party so I thought it would be a fun way to get them excited.  See?  Simple.  Cheap.  Awesome.

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Step Number Two:  The Party – Headbands

What does one craft at a craft party?  I’ll tell you.  This idea was super-easy: headbands that require only small wooden circles, Modge Podge, cute paper, the aforementioned paint brush, and a needle/thread combo.  Just cut paper, podge onto the wooden circle, sew on any extras and attach to elastic.  BAM.

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 Step Number Two: The Party – The Gowns

As for the gowns, we didn’t want to be too serious about the whole thing, so I let them craft each others gowns out of toilet paper.  We had some regular Elie Saabs up in here, I’m telling you – very avant garde.

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Naturally it turned out to be quite the fashion show.  I’m accepting orders for custom gowns now-have your credit cards ready.

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I mean look at these happy girls!  Success!

Host a crafting birthday party

 Step Number Three: The Treats.  The Sweets.  Mmmm.

Everything about an ice cream bar is sugary and wonderful.  It doesn’t hurt that it looks fabulous either-look at those glasses!  So fancy and perfect for little girls.   All we needed was some ice cream, delish fruit, and whipped cream.  From there, I let the girls craft their own sundaes (you can craft a sundae, right?).

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Host a crafting birthday party

Host a crafting birthday party

Host a crafting birthday party

Host a crafting birthday party

All in the name of crafts.  I’d say that’s a sweet ending, wouldn’t you?

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{We’re linking up to these great parties!}

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COMMENTS
  1. April 9th, 2012 at 10:51 am
    Missy says:
    This looks like so much fun...I bet the girls loved it!
  2. April 9th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    bonnie says:
    This is such a fun idea. Thanks! I know what my daughter is doing this year for her b-day!
  3. April 9th, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    Jill says:
    YEAH! I've been looking for a fun idea for my tween girl. This is perfect. Thanks
  4. April 9th, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    darlene says:
    i can't wait until i have kids so i can plan fun stuff like this! very very cute!
  5. April 9th, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    Shelley says:
    Brilliant! I love that it keeps them busy!! You've got a little "mini-me" on your hands. ;)
  6. April 10th, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    Heather - Chickabug says:
    How fun!! Parties with lots of activities are the best kind, I think. Those toilet paper gowns crack me up! : )
  7. April 10th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    Terry says:
    My daughter always enjoyed helping plan her party and doing any type of craft project. We made several different items, depending on the party theme -- tie-dyed t-shirts for a bowling party (bowling shirts), made Paddington the Bear hats & "return to" tags for another party! Kids like to be involved, if only to assist with invitations, stuffing goodie bags and laying out party favors!
  8. April 10th, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    Oopsey Daisy says:
    What a fun theme! I want to throw a crafting party! :)
  9. April 13th, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    Anu@MyDreamCanvas says:
    What an awesome party!! I am visiting you via the Weekend Wrap up party and I hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.
  10. April 13th, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    Kelli@ahappyplacecalledhome.com says:
    This is my kind of party! Such a cute idea! I'd love it if you'd add it to my link party too. Here's the URL: http://www.ahappyplacecalledhome.com/home/2012/4/13/blogiversary-week-best-worst-of-year-1.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!
  11. April 16th, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Kristin @brilliantlikefireflies says:
    This is great! My mom always used to have us do crafts for our birthday parties. I always remember how much fun they were and everyone gets to take something home.
  12. April 30th, 2012 at 9:54 am
    Maren says:
    So fun! I'm going to have to steal this for Ella's next birthday!
  13. November 2nd, 2013 at 9:55 pm
    jen says:
    how cool awesome i need stuff to do
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