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real parties: a crafty poolside party


Ruth submitted this sweet poolside party for her daughter Maggie and I was amazed when she told me it cost less than $150 to put together (including the babysitter!). To keep her party on a budget, everything was a DiY project... from the banners and pom poms to the baked goods, colorful labels and party hats. Ruth wisely covered the tables with kraft paper and as a craft project had the kids create wooden frames in 2 stages. The kids painted the frames, the went swimming while the paint dried, then decorated the painted frames with underwater-themed foam stickers. A simple project, but perfect for the short attention span of 4 & 5 year olds... she even personalized aprons for them to wear while painting and take home as favors!

JC's Loft (August 31, 2010 at 12:42 PM)  

Too cute of party hats...adorable!

Melissa C (August 31, 2010 at 4:57 PM)  

Super cute! Love the cookies ;)

The Gimlet Eye (September 1, 2010 at 3:18 PM)  

I adore the color scheme for the bash! Not the typical girly!

Where My Heart Is (September 2, 2010 at 7:15 AM)  

What a cute party. I particularly love the party hats!!!

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