Saturday, January 13, 2007

January Crafty Challenge

Here is my submission for the Get Your Craft On challenge. As you can see my strategy is quantity, not quality. Did I really make silly girlie bagggies for Get Your Craft On? I confess, I did not. But hey, you know what they say about killing 2 birds with one stone.

The purple ones are all princessy and the blue ones are tinkerbelle"ish". They are the swag bags for my girl's 5th brithday party that will be taking place next weekend.

This birthday party is a party unintentionally all about theme's. We have so many of them we don't know what to do and Martha would not exactly be proud. We have about 5 theme's going on so far, that I know of. First, it is a dance party. Ava and her 11 (so far) best buds will be twisting and shouting and then I plan to sugar them up after they have Limbo'd until their hearts content. So, where does the princess tinkerbelle bag giveaway come in? It technically doesn't, but I saw the fabric for $1.99 a yard at the fabric store and could not resist the deal. Each little party go'er will receive the music (personally spun onto cd's by moi) in a mini swag bag.
I thought I would try to bring the princessy little girl theme into the cake and party decorations.
Ava thought different. Those of you who know Ava personally or have been reading about her probably are not surprised that she outright refused princess dance party theme'd stuff that was all adorable and matchy. S-h-e w-o-u-l-d h-a-v-e n-o-n-e o-f i-t. Absolutely none if of. In the party decorating aisle she insisted on you guessed it...Power Rangers. What would the cutest little 5 year old girl in the world want with power rangers? Apparently, everything. They are the bomb. Power Rangers=cool Princesses=boring.

So now we have a dance party with 12 princessy bags to hold the give away dance party music cds and power ranger masks, power ranger plates, power ranger napkins, and sparklers for the cake. I am drawing the line in the power ranger cake. I just can't do it.

So, someday she will probably come to me and say, "Mom, you were just the best for letting me have my way on my 5th birthday even though I had no sense of style and had absolutely no idea how to dress to impress a table. But I am so well adjusted as a happy and confident adult now."

She going to say this to me one day right? In the mean time I'm serving Harvey Wallbanger cake to the adults so they will be too drunk to notice tango'ing power rangers with tinkerbelle purses on their arms.


Ani said...

Ava's upcoming themed birthday party had me laughing WAY too hard. Can't wait for pics to see how it all came together.
Happy birthday Ava!

Gracencameronsmomy said...

so cute! How did I not know about this craft challenge??Happy Birthday Ava!

Traci said...

What a crack up! I wish we had received one of those invites. Your party sounds like a grand bash!!

Have fun! I haven't even found the energy to blog about our party yet. Still recovering.....

Love to all of you from all of us!


nikki said...

The party sounds perfect!!!!
I think perfectly planned and properly themed parties are WAY over-rated, especially for a 5 year old. Ava and her friends will have such a blast. A little bit of everything sounds GOOD to me!
Looking forward to seeing lots of pictures.

jaj said...

That's so funny!

Anonymous said...

And be sure to put Olivia to work, toddler waitress, busboy, valet?
Have fun! Lin

Colleen said...

Oh yes! Perrin I so relate to this post. For us it was the 4th birthday party that was all Power Rangers. She insisted on it. So you know, I just went with it. I even got the Power Rangers cake. What's a mom to do.

It's their party and they'll ruin it if they want to..........ha!

Ed and Lisa said...

WOW! Those bags are great and kudos to you for giving in to the Power Ranger theme... don't know that I could have done it! lol

Lisa : )