My parties keep getting smaller and smaller. If I spend less on food to feed a crowd I feel justified spending more on the fun extras!
This was G’s first “friends party” instead of a family & friends party. I decided family would make a way to celebrate with her, but I wanted to do something fun that was just for her and her little friends. Introducing a “garden” tea party.
We are entering the season of dinners and parties and dinner parties 🙂 and I can’t help but get excited. I want to plan all sorts of special evenings and yet it is the hardest time of the year to do so with all the commitments everyone has, not to mention it’s wedding season in Florida so my work schedule picks up as well. I’m a planner at heart, and I love events. I love the planning, the decorating, the cooking and baking. It’s a serious passion. I’m already thinking ahead to my kids birthdays and trying to rein myself in at the same time.
For G’s 1st birthday we did a “Sweet Shoppe” theme, and I thought I’d share the details here.
My sister’s bridal shower was last weekend. It was a perfect channel for my need to create. If you don’t know it already, I should tell you now that I am super frugal. Why spend $10 when I can spend $1 and make something myself! It’s cheaper and so much MORE fun! So this is officially Lisa’s version of a frugal, DIY wedding shower.
The frames are 4×6 wood frames that came 2 in a package at the dollar store. I painted them with a dry brush using white acrylic paint to give it the imperfect finish (perfect with the beach scene photos).
The flowers are from Sam’s Club. I bought them about 3 days early so they were in full bloom for the shower. And the glass containers are a jelly jar and olive oil bottle I cleaned out when we used up the contents. Now that’s recycling! And cheap!
This picture has another 8×10 frame (dollar store & paint) and I glued on an “H” that I bought from a craft store. The little white vase below was $.99 at goodwill. So cute!
For more variety I painted a few soup cans with white acrylic paint and used those as vases too. I chose different sized cans to pair together. They probably aren’t something you’ll want to save and reuse. They did start to rust on the inside.
Chocolate covered pretzels are a great favor. I’ve used them for more than one party. They’re really easy to make. They just take a little time depending on the number of people and how many you plan to give per person.