Wednesday, 5 October 2016

8th Birthday Party

Welcome to my new followers, Angie, Verna and Tina Z.  Thank you for joining me.

My great niece wanted to celebrate her 8th birthday last weekend with a craft party for her and seventeen of her friends and I was delighted to be asked to go along to help out.  There were four 'work stations' and the children, boys and girls, rotated round all four different activities.  The four activities were:
1. Making a corner bookmark.
2. Making a card, choosing one of several designs.
3. Decorating four cupcakes, which they took home.
4. Making individual pizzas, which they ate for their party tea.
It was a fabulous idea for a party and I only wish I'd thought of doing something similar when my children were small!

I think I should have taken a photo before the Pizza was cut into quarters!

This is the card I made for my great niece.  The holographic card is a beautiful shade of purple which I tried, unsuccessfully, to capture in a photo.  The unicorn is a Sweet Dixie die and I used a SB 'Detailed Scallop' die for the purple mat.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

18 comments:

Pat said...

That purple holographic card has worked well for this pretty card Liz and the craft party sounds as though it was a lot of fun and you being a teacher you know how to handle seventeen small children, I think if it were me it would probably have ended up in complete chaos..lol. x

Liz said...

My great niece's Mum and Dad are both teachers and her auntie is the Headteacher in the village school where most of the children are pupils and they were there too. There was no chance of the children misbehaving! LOL! xx

Jane Willis said...

What a brilliant idea for a party, I think I'll suggest it to my daughter as my craft-mad granddaughter will be 8 next year and that age group is perfect as they have the concentration and dexterity to try the different skills.
As your card for her - stunning! What little girl wouldn't love a purple glittery unicorn?
Jane

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh that penguin card is adorable and I do love the corner bookmark. Recently I made turtle bookmarks in the same shape. Love your elegant card Liz
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Janice said...

What a great idea for a party Liz, looks like they had lots of fun!
Love your purple quick card, it's so pretty.
Janice x

Di said...

Wonderful card Lix. And such a great party idea too! Need to suggest this one for Len's GDs,I think it would be a huge hit.

Hugs

Di xx

Valerija said...

I love this card. Great die cuts!
Valerija xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card that you made for your great niece Liz. What a super idea to have a crafting party for friends.

Sue xx

Barb said...

What a wonderful idea Liz. They are great makes and I bet this will be a party all the children will remember as a special time when they are grown up. I'm sure your granddaughter is proud of Super Gran. Barbxx

Kath said...

A great idea to have a creative party - the cupcakes look a little unusual but I be the children loved making them!
Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Looks like a fun party and I am so enjoying the photos of the finished cupcakes. Lots of creativity with these girls!
Your card is lovely! Beautiful purple unicorn and so much shimmer on this lovely card.

Kathleen said...

What a brilliant idea for a party
Love your card and the purple looks great to me, fab image and love the border.

Kath x

pam said...

Fabulous card Liz! brilliant party idea.
Pam x

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
what a very fab idea for a party.
Lovely things made at the party.
Those cupcakes look very yummy.

Your card is gorgeous and the purple lovely.
I love the wonderful dies used to make this fab design.
My Granddaughter also loves unicorns, and she is 8 too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Greta said...

What a great idea for a kid's party, but bet you were tired at the end of the day--haha! Beautiful card for a little girl!

laurie said...

What FUN! That is such a great idea for a Birthday. Your card is such a pretty shade too....love the purple!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea for a birthday party! I'm sure your niece loved her purple unicorn birthday card!

Carol Lutz said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining our ABC Challenge - Q is for Quick , hugs, Carol DT