What is a party without a few games? Coming up with candy themed games was a lot of fun.
I tried to find candy shaped buttons to make button bracelets, but was unsuccessful. I did find an awesome necklace kit at Joann's instead. The kit included precut string, beads and glittered foam hearts to make up to 28 necklaces. The kit also came with one plastic needle for threading the beads. Instead of using the needle, we taped the end of the string like a shoelace. I think the cost of the kit was $4.99 or at least less than 6 bucks. Good deal, huh?
After the kids finished making their necklaces, we moved on to "gummie ring toss." I hammered a 3' piece of pvc pipe into the grass. I picked up a few of the smaller inner tubes from the store to use at the gummie rings. The starting line was several feet from the pin and slower got closer. Maybe we should have started closer and moved back as they got better? The girls had a good time anyway.
Our third activity was called "pin the stick on the lollipop." Our sticks were colorful straws that I had laying around in my craft room. We used scrapbook paper to create tags for each girl's stick. Tess helped my paint the swirled lollipop. She did a great job on the pink heart in the center.
I had totally forgot about looking for a blindfold before the party. In my last second desperation, I grabbed one of my scrapwrap headbands. It worked perfectly!
The final game of the day was "Tootsie Roll bowling."
I thought about making this tootsie roll for a long time. I ran out of time and made it at the very last second before the party. I had high hopes of stenciling "Tootsie Roll" on the brown fabric and blah blah blah. I ended up with a brown tube with white ends. The girls knew right away what it was.
I measured my water bottle to decide how wide and long I needed my main piece to be. I had brown knit on hand, and cut up an old white shirt for the ends. The white strips were the same length as the width of the brown piece, and 3.5 inches wide.
1. Cut your pieces.
2. Sew the white strips to the short sides of the main piece.
3. Fold the fabric in half, right sides together to make a tube. Remember the white strips are on the ends.
4. Insert your water bottle into the tube.
5. Use a couple of rubber bands to cinch the ends closed.
Now you are ready to bowl!
The kids collected tickets at each of the games. At the end of the party the girls cashed their tickets in at Tess' Sweet Shoppe. Check back tomorrow to see all the goodies...