Living Room garland
wonderful idea and template over The Purl Bee. I also made a few big paper flowers, and by "I," I mean my mom. My mom is anti-Martha, so it was fun to give her this craft to make (because I love Martha).
Candy Garden Center Piece
A party for a bunch of teenage girls, with a whimsical outdoor theme - perfect for a candy garden. I picked up candy for a month for this sucker. I used styrofoam as a base inside the tin basket I already had on hand. From there, I took lollipops, rock candy and gum drops on skewers and stuck them in the base. From there I poured m&m's, fruit rings, sour candies and a few other goodies to fill up the base. The girls loved it and most of it was gone by the end of the party and the rest went home with a few of them.
No Wonderland Tea Party would be complete without a few mysterious drinks:
I bought probably 10 different flavored sodas and filled them up in these jars and bottles. I just scattered them around the table, and the girls made a game out of guessing what was in each bottle. One of our guests was so smart, she even figured out that most of the drinks were Publix brand sodas.
Here's a quick peek at the girls enjoying their feast:
We made lots of little food, which the girls totally got and made comment on. I made these delicious pizza bites, and these cute little taco bowls and a few variations of sandwich pinwheels including turkey, ham and PB&J.I also had a lot of chips, dips, fruit skewers and by request - cheetos. The table cloth was just 4 yards of fabric. The polka-dots were just folded in half longway and laid on the table (no sewing!) and the pink runner down the middle was folded 3-ways down the length and laid on the table. Over the table we hung a ton of white lights, small lanterns and bigger paper globes.
Here's the happy and beautiful birthday girl:
And here is one final shot of the whole crew. My bff was the photographer for the day and took a TON of great shots of the girls outdoors. I loved these so much: