Well, I had a grand post pictured in my head, then things went crazy and I forgot to take pictures of the loot bags, so a description will have to do! Here is the invitations that we sent out this year.
Had to keep it simple in the interest of time...no colouring...boo!
Big thanks to Lee-Ann at Snappy Scraps for the initial inspiration for my loot bags. She suggested an "ice-cream sundae" theme, and I actually went in search of items for this but it is totally the wrong season for ice cream so I had to make a few alterations and her is what I finally came up with. The theme for the birthday party was chocolate and so the loot bags was all about Muchkin's Favourite Chocolate Things. I even composed a little song...hum the "My Favourite Things" song from The Sound of Music as you read it...Munchkin can sing it...hmmm, that would make a fun YouTube video...oops, sorry got sidetracked there. Anyway, song is:
Hot Chocolate filled with fluffy white marshmallows
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
And Dairy Queen Ice Cream
Friends celebrating my birthday with me
These are a few of my favourite things!
And the loot bags included an individual packet of hot chocolate, a few mini-marshmallows and a chocolate covered plastic spoon, 3 chocolate chunk cookies and a $5 gift card for Dairy Queen. All these items were placed into a white paper sandwich bag, sealed with a ribbon and then I printed the song out and matted it and used my spellbinders to make it all pretty...if I had just remembered to take a picture...argh. But, you get the picture.
I thought that life might slow down a little, and in some respects it has. Hubby had a CT scan mid-October and the results show no tumour growth, so that is good news. We're working on seizure control right now. The kids have settled into the school routine, and I finally figured out that if I pick the Rock Stars clothes the night before and let her eat a candy after she's dressed in the morning she will dress herself without a meltdown! But, we finally got the keys to temporary location for work, so the next 3 weeks will be filled with thoughts of layouts, moving things and the new office.
Lucky for me, hubby and I are taking off this weekend for 2 days on our own. After that I'm hoping to actually get into my craft room and get some creating done. Until I have some papercrafts to show you, I'm going to post a few of my knitted projects. So, have a great weekend..I plan on sleeping, shopping and sleeping some more. So exciting! LOL!