Jane’s birthday party was over the weekend and here are a few highlights from the prep to the party.
I started with the invites as those would be my jumping off point for ideas. I used a graphic design program and came up with invite below. A quick upload to Walmart Photo Shop online and I had invites in no time.
Now for the stuffs. Jane’s pirate outfit included a stripped shirt, a red tutu, pirate hat and pirate necklace. The kids (and adults) all got eye patches and pirate hats. The princess wands were available for those that wanted them.
We had a tattoo and sunscreen station 🙂 , a small pool for the littles and a larger pool for the bigs.
Jane enjoyed herself immensely in both.
A little pinata action.
Happy Birthday Miss Jane! Mom and Dad love you.
Teacher Appreciation – End of Year gift for a male teacher……who knew it would stretch my brain. Jules has had female teachers in the past and all of my Go-To gift ideas are all geared towards girls…..so I had to get creative. Our Christmas gift to Mr B was very light on imagination, so I was determined to do it right since Jules had a blast in Mr B’s classroom this year.
When you google male teacher appreciation gift, you get a lot of ideas…..but none of them quite what I was looking for. In my search I came across a printed picture of a tree with printed fingerprints as the leaves and the teachers name at the bottom. Soooooo riffing off of that I merged that idea with a family tree.
To start my tree – I started with straight up black acrylic paint.
And to fill in the names on the branches, leaves and school year – I used .3mm fine point marker pens.
Kinda girlie but still better than some of my other ideas. I did something creative and by throwing in some guy stuff like a gift card to iTunes, Amazon, anything BBQ related……Mr B gets something useful and I get to use some creativity. Win, Win!!
Another one done, and I LOVE IT…….SNL Joyologist style. I worked on this painting for ages to get it to the point where I LOVE IT. You need to click the link and watch the video to get the LOVE IT image 🙂
With black, white, grey, silver, pearl, and a purplemagenta rouge. Yeah, Awesome.
Yummyness to look at. I hope you are digging the eyecandy. Now that I am done, I will have to move on to another canvas…..Sniff.
I am at the point in life where I am really, really, REALLY bad at narrowing down gift items. I can pick gifts for others…but myself? No way. In an effort to be helpful…hehehehe…… I have come up with the below list of stuff I would probably never get for myself. In order to come up with this list, I picked the first 6 things that came to my mind. Never-mind price or practicality (hello, Puppy?)…Nobody but mister is going to get me a $400 mixer. 🙂
Are you terrible at proposing gift ideas for yourself??
In other news…..I really enjoy the holiday season…especially with young kids….more on that in the next post.