Wednesday, February 22, 2012
My daughter turns six today. She is a self proclaimed artist, so of cours we had to have an Art Party to celebrate. I made art palletes as the invitations with all of the party info. printed on the back. I used my 1&3/4" circle punch to cut out different color circles to look like the paint and used a glue dot to stick a paint brush to the front. She decided on her own that she did not want to recieve any gifts for her birthday. Instead, she wanted to collect gifts for "the sick kids in the hospital". So, we decided to collect art supplies to donate to a local Children's Hospital. We will be delivering them soon.
At the party, the kids rotated through stations to complete their art projects. They painted a figurine, used spray bottles filled with colored water to "tye dye" a coffee filter to make a butterfly, and they painted their handprints onto canvas. Before the party, I used food coloring to dye three pitchers of sprite into the three primary colors. Before the kids ate their snack, we experimented with mixing two colors of Sprite to see what colors we could make! I think the kids were the most excited about the candy buffet! I filled different colored containers from the Dollar Store with colorful candy and other snacks and used colorful icecream scoops as serving pieces. The centerpieces were mason jars filled with Skittles and floral foam with DumDum lollipops sticking out. It all looked so cute. I think the best part, was the rainbow cake! Even though, we had a minor "caketastrophy" and had to lose the blue and purple layers, it was adorable and so YUMMY!
As favors, each child got to take home their finished art projects and a bag of homemade crayons. The tag attached to the bag said, "Thanks for making my birthday a Masterpiece". The kids were definitely on a sugar high when they left, but I think they all had a lot of fun!
Monday, January 23, 2012
If you live in Raleigh and have never been to SuzAnna's Antiques on Durant Rd., let me tell you ... You are missing out!! It is one of my favorite places on earth, and one that I have to visit any time that I make a trip back to Raleigh! It is owned by a long time dear friend, Jenny Sellars, and her mom, Susie Foster. You never know what you are going to find there. From great antique furniture, to vintage clothing and art work, to old windows and doors. Now, you can add to the list, Whoopsy Daisies!! I am so excited to tell you that I have several of my pins and hair bows, including my new fleece designs, available in B&K Collectibles' booth! Go check them out and if you don't see what you want, call me today for a custom order! Thanks for looking!