When it comes to kids parties I want something that looks cute and modern, is easy to put together and that my kids will love. Now that my kids are getting old enough to choose the kind of birthday party they want it usually involves some character or trademarked cartoon. My favorite thing to do is to buy a few carefully chosen store bought pieces and then add a few easy handmade details to make it special. For this Spiderman party, I picked up all the basic supplies (plates, cups, straws, Spiderman costume, balloons) from Target. They have a tons of different themed party stuff! Then I made a photobooth backdrop by painting a cityscape on white butcher paper. We taped it to the ground and had the kids lie upside down so it looked like they were swinging through the city. I also transformed some red and blue silly string into “spidey spray” with simple hand-painted paper labels. As a fun drink surprise, I froze mini plastic spiders into ice cubes. Then we built a giant web in our hallway using black yarn. All the kids had to crawl through the web to get into the kitchen for snacks! The whole thing took less then two hours to put together.
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Wouldn’t it be fun to throw a modern space party? Here are a few party supplies that I’ve been eyeing lately. Now I just need an occasion to use them!
1. How do I get an invite to this colorful party?
2. Such a pretty idea for outdoor summer parties!
3. The most brilliant way to entertain kids.
4. Yum! Build your own sliders!
5. A fun way to make Mother’s Day last all week!
Last week we hosted some letterpress classes at our old studio. It was fun to dust off of my letterpress and give everyone the chance to print their own cards. I started each classes with basic instructions on how to use the letterpress. Then once people started, I shared a little bit more about the basics of letterpress printing. Everyone got the chance to print 2 different cards designs (by Alix Sorrell) with red and yellow ink and all of the money from the event was donated to a local nonprofit preschool. I’m so thankful for everyone who attended – I had such a great time meeting you! More craft nights are coming, so make sure you join our mailing list to get early access to sign up!
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Here are a few photos from our Floral Design Craft Night last week. It was so fun to host Studio Choo at our studio – they’re amazing! Each class started with introductions, and I shared a few ways that Bing image search can help with finding color inspiration. Then, Alethea and Jill taught the basics of flower care and how to build floral arrangements. After their lesson, each person got to choose their own flowers and start designing their own bouquets. The Studio Choo team wandered around and gave advice and instruction. I was super impressed with everyone’s creativity! Thanks to my friend Rebecca Wright for putting the evening together. We’ll be announcing more craft nights soon – so stayed tuned! (And make sure to join our mailing list to get early access to sign up!)
Thank you so much to everyone who came and helped make this night a success! I love hosting these classes and I’m really looking forward to doing more in the future. (Are you coming to our Letterpress Craft Nights next week??)
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Photos by Paul Ferney & Alison Piepmeyer for Oh Happy Day