Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Birthday Party!

This year I was fortunate to be able to host the birthday bash for two of my young grandsons, aged 11 and 8 yrs old. Of course I asked if I could do the decorations in white. They think Grandma is a little funny anyway. The "P A R T Y" banner idea came from Scrapbooks Etc. I used bits from my scrapbooking stash and bits from thrift store finds, leftovers from the Dollar store - cost 0$.
Oh, I even used a bit from out of the local newspaper for the border trim.

I wanted to make more of these giant tissue paper roses, I just ran out of time and energy. There is a wonderful tutorial at My Shabby Streamside Studio
and they are lots of fun to make. Just like the Kleenex carnations we used to make when we were kids (only way bigger!). Thank you Sandy for taking the time to do that for us all.

The tissue was a handout at a store promotion last Christmas, so cost for this project - 0$.

Dollar Store balloons and thrift store streamers - $1.25

This banner is in French because my grandsons attend a French Immersion school. The two eldest are very fluent in both reading and writing both languages, the youngest started kindergarten this year, but knows a few words already. I am very proud of them.
Cost of this banner - printer paper and ink (you do the math)
A great birthday party celebration - PRICELESS!

Join another White Wednesday party over at Faded Charm - thank you once again Kathleen.


Vintage Home said...

wonderful!...what lucky grandchildren you have!...And they can speak French yeah!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Love that pennant banner! Some great elements on there! What fun decorations! Kids often remember things like that their whole lives. Way to go!

Nancy said...

What fun!! You gave me some great ideas, and you know the boys will be talking someday about the White Party Grandma gave them!!
Huggs, Nancy

Lisa said...

It looks like you know how to throw a fabulous party! Love all the decor - thrifty & creative. What a wonderful Grandmother you are!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What great decorations! I love the banner! Fabulous!
Happy WW!

rustandruffles said...

Absolutely love all your wonderful birthday decorations blessed your grandsons are to have you for their grandmother. I had such a big smile on my face seeing this post and we really are so like minded--this month I was working on some banners and tissue flowers as well!!!
Happy day!
Gorgeous post full of great ideas!

texasdaisey said...

What beautiful decorations! Anyone would be blessed to have such a beautiful party.

Rebecca said...

What super cool party decorations-I love the details on the banner!

Sandi said...

BEAUTIFUL Pamela! I just adore your banners. You sure have the knack for creating beautiful items. Been missing you in blogland... Glad you popped back in today!

Nana's Place said...

Thank you for the Beautiful White Wednesday .
You did awesome. The Wee Boys didn't get just any old Birthday Theme they got a one of a kind Lady Grama's White Cottage Party. It can only be had @ Grama & Grampa's.
Love all the white & the cost is Fabulous...
Are you going to help me make White Rose Flowers for the Autums Hallow;s Tea? Maybe even steal some of your Decoration Idea's. What do you think?
Makes me Happy to see your Blogs again

Anonymous said...

First thank you for having me. Second, your blog is delightful to look through. I would put down more comments but suffice, I had a blast looking through. Gorgeous bits here and there and everywhere. Love it. Love your banner!! Hugs. Tammy

Terrell said...

Simply elegant and beautiful!! Love it! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your sweet blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your creations up at my link party - Fabulous Friday Finds! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~


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