the highlight of this past weekend was my daughter's 4th birthday party. this is the first time we haven't had her party at our house. i was a little leary, but i found a crafty place and i felt like the owner understood what i was looking for. we had her party here.
i had to put the amber stamp on her party. i could not just show up with a birthday cake and balloons. we decided on a donut/sweet treat theme and the kids were going to be "making" donuts. rather than traditional birthday hats, i made chef hats for the attendees (only 9). this was a super easy project and the only cost for me was my time and the cost of velcro. i used fabric i had on hand. i found this simple online tutorial for the chef hats.
the party favors were packed into pink donut boxes tied with bakers twine, red for girls natural for boys.
this is what drew me into artsoup. i love VWs and the kids got to paint this bug. i wish i would have gotten in there to paint the bug! it looks like fun! to keep the kids busy, they had two organized crafts and then they got free time in the studio while their projects were drying.
they made giant donuts out of cardboard cutouts. another bonus, artsoup tries to use recycled materials.
had to have these for a sweet treat party! fellow blogger friend annie recently did a post on these.
fun donut labels can be found here.
finished product. the kid's projects turned out great. i love that artsoup encourages kids to create freely. it drives me crazy when parents try to take over a child's project and try to dictate how their art should look. it is one thing to help your child, but c'mon let it be art! i think all of us are born artistic, but somehow overtime something sucks the creativity out of some of us. this has happened to me before, but since having my daughter i have found my creativity again. thank you sweet girl.
hope you're off to a good week so far!