I love to do crafts and have cute handouts and activities for church (and school, and friends, and - well you get the idea). I don't consider myself creative, but often use the help of others' talents. I decided to share what I'm doing for others just like me. It may be a link to where I found something or it might even be something *I* created. Right now I work as a paraprofessional at my kids' elementary - in special ed (autism). I started creating items for my 3rd graders this year and can't wait to share them with you. I am the 1st counselor in YW (first time in YW is this past year). I also have ideas for cub scouts and sunbeams posted, my previous callings.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Summary of the Night Owl Party

This is a summary of Boo's 8th birthday party.  It was a sleepover spa night owl themed party.
The invitations were owl cards made on the cricut and were delivered with a sleep mask:

The goodies:
Owl topped treat bags filled with spa items: bracelets, rings, nail polish, lotion, an eraser shaped as a spa item (you know the fun ones that come apart), and homemade lip gloss.
Owl pillow boxes filled with M&M's (also doubled as the prizes for Bingo).
Sundaes, but not an ordinary sundae, one made for the bath.
Owl S'mores - graham crackers, marshmallows, yellow candy melts, chocolate chips, and a candy corn.

Bottles to hold their drinks.  They had owls on the front, holes drilled in the lids for straws, and their first initial on the back.

The owl cake:

and blowing out the candles (can you tell the flames are colored?)


And the sad part: I didn't take pictures of the spa part.  I was busy finishing the cake & s'mores.  I put my oldest & her friends in charge of the pedicures and manicures.  We had a foot bath using the ingredients from the Sundaes pictured above.  The girls picked out their nail polish and they were all decorated up.  We had started the party with a pizza dinner, had manicures/pedicures, played bingo, had cake and ice cream, unwrapped presents, and then watched a movie.  That filled up the night from 6:00 pm until 10:23 pm (but who was counting?). 
To see more detail about the party, for tutorials, and printables, click HERE (Part 1) and HERE (Part 2).

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  1. You are the coolest mom in the world!! Your kids are so lucky to have you.

  2. Hello! I love your spa sleepover that you did for your daughter. And owls are so "in" right now too! I have a feeling that we'll be copying some of your ideas for my daughter's 10th bday this summer! I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award because I think you post some really worthwhile stuff on here. You can read about the Liebster here: http://buckeyefive.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-blog-award.html Be sure to pass on the blog love to someone else that you think is deserving. Happy Blogging! April


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