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Last week we hosted a party inspiration challenge + giveaway and received over 30 unique & creative ideas, both via comments and direct e-mail. It was incredibly difficult to select a winner, but after reviewing the entries carefully and narrowing it down, the giveaway goes to the original theme that also offered some incredibly thoughtful ways to use the items. The winner is... Readsalot Mum! Here is her entry:
A Welcome to The Neighborhood Theme
1. Use the alphabet cups to spell out Welcome! on the entry table.
2. New family's name on the cupcake toppers.
3+4. Pencils and chevron envelopes at a "Phone Book" station. Have each neighbor fill out an index card with name and contact info. Have them place the card in an envelope with their name on the outside. Gather envelopes together, puch hole in the top corner and place on a ring.
5. Chalkboard bubbles at a Photo Station. Have each Family take a group shot, writing their name in the bubble. Package pic up in a brag book making it easy to get to know your neighbors.
Honorable mention goes to Jamie of My Piccadilly Circus. She submitted this idea privately, but I wanted to share it now in the hopes that it will offer some additional party inspiration:
An Alphabet Soup Themed Party for Pre-schoolers
I can totally imagine reading the children's book "Alphabet Soup" or any favorite A, B, C book for children at a play date or first day of pre-school.
1. You could have the kids practice writing the letters of the alphabet or basic words on the speech bubble.
2. Serve alphabet soup in the alphabet cups.
3. Serve grilled cheese sandwiches with each child's name on the cupcake toppers.
4. Serve a glass of milk with the straws.
5+6. Have kids write their names in the speech bubble for a great photo opportunity with the glitter garland in the background adorned with A, B, C stickers.
7. Send each child home with their photo and pencil and envelope goodie bag to encourage them to practice writing their A, B, C's.
Hope you enjoyed this new style of giveaway... shall we do it again sometime or go back to random drawings? Would love to hear your feedback in the comments section. Thank you!