Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Easter 2013

Although I didn't sew anything for Easter, it's always a project to put it all together!  Here's the outfits...
 And the Easter Bunny came to our house!  It was a fantastic weekend of egg decorating, cookie decorating, Easter egg hunting, eating yummy food, and enjoying family.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Elementary School Fun Run 2013

 The other huge project I've been working on all month is chairing our Elementary school's biggest event of the year, our Fun Run.  This year my co-chair and I revamped the whole thing.  We started with a kickoff event where the classes competed to come up with our theme for the Run.  The winning theme was "Running of the Bull Dogs."  I love how the graphic for the tshirt, banner, and stickers turned out.
We also had everything organized for the teachers.  They got a bag with all of their tshirts for the class (with list to distribute) and a big envelope with all of their supplies.  They had a map, detailed instructions about the day, and name tags for each child to mark their laps during the event.
The event turned out great!  We doubled the amount we raised for the school since last year and had a fantastic turn out for the event.  We just finished doing all the class parties for top fundraisers and handing out prizes and thank you's, so this event is finally done!

Monday, April 8, 2013

St. Patricks Day

I don't usually do a lot for St. Patrick's day.  But here was a fun idea I used to decorate my table for dinner that day.  I have some cute cupcake pedestals.  I put some cute mini cupcakes and lines the pedestals up down the table (instead of by each plate like I normally do).  It was a cute affect.
I also got this cute shamrock tshirt done for my daughter.  I loved the hot pink and green together.
 We were also required to do a leprechaun trap!  I gave general ideas and helped gather supplies, but I tried to let my daughter do it all.  Overall, it was a fun St. Patricks Day!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Indian Themed Birthday Party

My son wanted an Indian Birthday Party.  He really wanted to play bows and arrows with his buddies.  Here's a few of the things we did.
Tee Pee's:  My grandparents had some old tee pees in their attic.  I was able to find them and dust them off for the party.  I had to add a little fabric but it worked out perfect for the boys.  They loved it!
And orange chevron runner with green streamers helped round out the decorations.  We had come snacks and pizza that got delivered later.
Scavenger Hunt:  After painting the boys faces with war paint, we had them all gather for a scavenger hunt.  My older daughter dressed like an Indian Princess and helped them along the route by reading the clues.  They had to run all over the park to find the clues and at the end they found their bows!  There was another clue that told them they could find their arrows in the tee pee!  The boys loved the hunt and the prizes!

 Goodie Bags:  Instead of doing big goodie bags, their main thank you gift was the bow and arrows.  The kit I bought also came with a plastic knife, belt loop for the knife and additional arrows (I gave them only 1 for the party so if it broke or got lost, they'd still have ones to take home).  We also had a pinata so they all got to take home a big pile of candy too.

I made some chevron lines to decorate the boys bags.  We put their knives and candy and extra arrows in their bags to take home.

 The boys had a blast!  I had a few set activities but they mostly just wanted to play bows and arrows together and hide along the bushes.  It was really fun.