Saturday, June 21, 2008

SIMPLE Party Ideas

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Last week, Jolie invited a few neigbors over for what she called a "Dream Come True Party." Because our budget is called "Daddy's a Grad Student," I came up with a few inexpensive ideas. The girls loved them, so I thought I'd share...

1. Paper Clip Pendants - First, guests dug through sand to find magical jewels. I bought a package of flat-backed rhinestones from the craft store, then hot glued a paper clip between two of them. Voila! Dream come true pendants









2. Jolie Memory - I let Jolie choose pictures from the internet to print out and make into giant memory cards. Then I glued pictures of cupcakes onto the backs, and taped them to a wall. Guests took turns flipping the cards up and looking for matches. Dream come true game!



3. Jack's off the Hook Treasure Hunt: We love treasure hunts. It's usually Jack's job to draw the clues (he's very good at it), but this time we simpified...I took Jolie outside with the digital camera, and let her snap pictures of hiding places. We printed them out, and voila! Dream come true clues.


7 comments:

Jane said...

I feel so stupid for forgetting to ask you about this party. I am sure you were annoyed and brought up the fact that I owe you $500.00 still. Thanks for making it possible for me to get a college degree I adore the dream come true pendants, I am copying this one for sure. Awesome party, cute cupcakes too!

Alison said...

Very clever party! I think we'll be making some pretty necklaces before too long!

Maryann said...

Katie, why can't I be as smart as you?

Someday... I'm crossing my fingers!

Dawn said...

Those sure look like ARIEL pendants! We just may have to add seashells or something.

Too cute - love the games, adorable as always!

senategirl said...

You sure know how to throw a party and make it look so glamorous!

Loralie said...

i did the dream come true pendants for ocean's 5th bday party this weekend and it was a hit! i didn't have any sand, so i had them find the jewels (and some candy) in a treasure hunt. thanks for the idea! i loved seeing the picture clues of all of the funny stuff around family housing. so great to be able to share all the neighbors kid toys that are left out!

i'm courtney said...

best mom ever.

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