Monday, May 23, 2011

Graduation Cards

Every year I try and mass produce cards for all the graduation announcements that come in our mail. I usually try and incorporate school colors when possible. Here is this years card.  The only place I managed to sneak some color in was the tie around the diploma. If I hadn't cut and glued all the "Congrats", I probably would have done those in school colors too.
The Silhouette is a free border from Free SVG & MTC Graduation Series and the Congrats and Diploma were free from Paper Scissors Ink.  I cut them out using Make the Cut software and my die cutter.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Princess Party 2

During our  Princess Party, we played a Disney Princess Trivia game.  Because of the many people who attended, we decided to play as teams.  For the prize the table who had the most correct answers and was done first won the prize. I decorated candy bars for the prize...Here is what they looked like.

Princess Party Decor

Our table settings for the Princess Party were pretty simple...or should I say simply pretty?
For centerpieces we used a large square mirror with tulle billowing from underneath it.  Then we used a modge podge of tea pots or cute pitchers, tea cups and a Geranium with cute wrapping paper on top of that.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Princess Party Room Decor

We had several different vignettes around the room.  My favorite and the favorite of many little girls was the dress up area.  Definitely a huge hit with them!
The Butterfly Tree was fun too. We had a Curly Willow branch that had been used for a wedding recently. The red roses were removed and we hung butterfly confetti from Christmas ornament hooks. I think it came out quite whimsical.

I made a castle from the Princess Cricut Cartridge.
 My daughter and my Mom made almost 700 cake balls for the occasion. Yummmm! (This is only about half of them.)

Other menu items were crepes, sausage, fruit, spray whip cream and pink sprinkles.  All in all things went very well and I appreciate the many people involved in making it a success.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Getting Ready for a Princess Party

Our church has an annual Mother's Day Brunch.  This year we called it a Royal Brunch for all Daughters of the KING.  (It was our way of getting to plan a Princess Party for adults and kids.) One of the details I was determined to get included was tiaras. I wanted one for everyone, but didn't have the budget to purchase them. After a co-planner's suggestion of making halos out of star garland, the idea for the tiara was born. A few twists later and this is what we had.
We used 30 inches of the garland.  The dollar store sold it in 25 foot lengths. With a twist to the middle and a couple of smaller ones on the sides of that one, we got the crown part.  Then we wrapped it around an oatmeal container and secured it by twisting it around itself.  Total cost 10 cents and 2 minutes.

It was amazing how perfect these came out.  The stars were like Velcro to keep them on heads. They were lightweight enough that one hardly notices they have it on. (Still waiting to hear who went out in public with theirs on. :) ) And they were very elegant and sparkly!  I was impressed that most of the 100+ women wore theirs too.