A little while ago I was looking through a 1950s craft book and read about the Christmas tradition of a Jack Horner pie. Traditionally, the book says you wrap small presents, tie each one to a string, and put all the presents in a box/basket with the string tails hanging out of the box – then your party guests each take a string and pull it to see which prize they get.
This tissue paper birthday cake was inspired by that idea – instead of loot bags, have party guests each grab a string, pull, and see what they get! Alternatively, this would also be a fun way to distribute prizes for game-winners throughout the party. (P.S. Fan of paper cakes? Make these candle and cake hats for your guests!!)
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Aren’t vintage craft books the best? Some of the projects can be a bit outdated but you can find some real gems as well! This garland was inspired by Christmas tree decorations in an old Girl Scout craft book that I was thrilled to get my hands on. They’re so easy to whip up and you likely already have all the supplies.
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Celebrate your better half’s birthday in style with a modern, 1940′s theme, jazz music, cocktails, and cigar boxes filled with treats! Have guests select their own 1940′s fashion to wear. The statement piece will be the 40 big black balloons, which friends and family can write birthday wishes on.
I got this sweet little whale top on Etsy. When you have two small children, thrift store shopping seems like a world away.
My sister in law Liz is the queen of combing flea markets and thrift stores, plus she has excellent taste. She just opened an etsy shop where she is selling super cute baby clothes for very cheap. This is good news for me because I can buy cute cheap baby clothes but I don’t have to leave my house.