Wow, what a busy weekend!!! Not one, but two birthday parties! The first party, was my daughter's 12th birthday. Do you remember my daughter Emma? I first showed you her bedroom here. When I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday this year, she told me that she wanted to go shopping at the mall with her friends. What a great idea! What 12 year old girl doesn't LOVE to go hang out at the mall with her friends? All I had to do was drive them, give them a little spending money, and lie low a little while they had fun. This meant I got off scott free on activities, goody bags, and all the other things that usually are required at a party. The girls took care of that on their own!
here. I used Basic Black and Melon Mambo cardstock and Newsprint DSP to make each purse a little different. Of course the Basic Rhinestone Jewels added just the necessary "bling".
And what did each girl find in their little purse? A $25 prepaid Visa card. They were thrilled......and so was I. See.......activities and goody bags done!
After a couple of hours at the mall, I drove home with 4 giggling girls, admiring their purchases, and they enjoyed some birthday cake (yep, make by ME) and "hors d'oeurves".
Earlier in the week, my daughter (who is ALSO a "craft-a-holic") and I made these cute little bath bombs.
The recipe is mix 1 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup citric acid (you can find this in powdered form at health food stores and specialty stores). Put some water in a spray bottle, and add one or 2 drops of scented oil. My daughter already had some on hand from a soap making kit she once had. We chose one that smelled like candy. Lightly mist the baking soda and citric acid with water. Add only a little at a time. You want the mixture to be a little crumbly, and to barely hold together when you press it together. Then pat it into cupcake holders set into a cupcake tin. Let dry at least 24 hours. Lastly, we piped some royal icing on top and let dry.
You can find a tutorial for the the cupcake stand on my Cupcake Challenge post here. This time, I changed up the colours and added Basic Rhinestone Jewels instead of pearls.
Well, that was actually a busy day. Next time I come back and post, I'll show you all the projects for the party the next day!