We had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating the twins 8th birthday!! We had decided on a milk and cookie party with all their friends. It was a lot of work and preparation, but oh what fun!
the birthday girls
We decided it would be fun to have a photo booth! Kendra made all kinds of fun props using fun foam and dowel rods from Hobby Lobby. They turned out great! And the girls had a blast and were goofy as expected!! We are going to make them into strips in photoshop, print them out and give them to the girls in their thank you cards!
We had all kinds of yummy cookies! I made the white tiered stands…..I am thrifty after all! In fact I found all of the white dishes at Goodwill, and bought three different sets of wooden pieces from Hobby Lobby and glued them together painted and distressed them, then combined all the pieces to assemble the stands! I love how they turned out and now I have some pretties to serve on in the future! I also made the little card stands…..again wooden pieces from Hobby Lobby, and little clothes pins, all glued together and painted, then I found these fabulous little chalk board tags with the scrapbooking supplies! I just loved them!
We had three kinds of milk and I recycled orange juice bottles to serve, I’m
cheap thrifty remember! I also used a plastic planter from Home Depot to put the milk bottles in, then I was able to pour in ice to keep the milk nice and cold during the party.
A view of all the goodies! I have also been wanting a chalk board to write cute quotes and messages on for my living room, so I took this opportunity to make one! It just happened that the open frames were 50% off at Hobby Lobby, I couldn’t find one that I liked so I just looked and size, shape and detail. I brought it home slapped on a quick coat of my favorite paint (American Accents Heirloom White by Rust oleum) Then I distressed over the detail using my trusty foam sanding block, got a piece of masonite from Home Depot and painted it with a few coats of chalk board paint and I finally have my chalk board!!
I just fell in love with these old fashioned striped paper straws with mustaches from Etsy and everyone got a little milk bottle (starbucks frappuccino bottle) with their name on it to drink their milk out of.
We made these cookie initials for the girls. We used the paper mache letters you can find at most craft stores and used hot glue to attach cookie cereal to them. My girls loved them! Cara said “these are so cute, but such a terrible waste of cookies” LOL!!
I used a cute bin I purchased at Resurrect Antiques in Opelika, AL to hold the gifts and cards. And we decided to make all the girls their very own jars of cookie mix to take home and make themselves.
We played a couple of really fun games, one of them being “match the cookie cutter to the image” We traced cookie cutters on to two poster boards, separated the girls into two teams, then put all the cookie cutters in one pile, (and added in a few more that weren’t on the boards just for a little challenge) and let them race to match up their board! They were so competitive! It was so much fun!
And this is the whole gang! A bunch of beautiful, fun, goofy girls!!
I’m totally wore out, and I’m so thankful I have a creative and helpful daughter to help me!! and we would do it all over again!