Last weekend my grandson, Padraic, had a birthday party. All the decorations were about flying around the world in a hot air balloon. Maps from all over the world adorned the walls as miniature airplanes and a mass of small hot air balloons hung suspended from the high ceiling! (I'll try to get a tutorial of the hot air balloon decorations from my daughter--maybe in tomorrows post!)
Do you have little ones in the home? Then I know that you have frequent birthday party invitations floating in and out of your hands. Everyone loves a party! Ever thought of having a cupboard or drawer where you keep gifts ready for parties? I do. There is always that time when you have no time, you are super busy and your child reminds you that "the" party is this afternoon! That's when you go to the cupboard and unlike 'old mother Hubbard' you do not find it bare! Don't for get to stock it with gift bags and bows! A second idea, for the cupboard, is to use the cupboard contents for times when you need a reward for your own child. But if you use it in this way, make sure the cupboard is a secret from the kiddos, it just wouldn't do to have them begging for rewards! :) Also, the cupboard saves you time and thus saves you money, no more running around to the store and using up all that gasoline for each party!
I've listed a few ideas to begin stocking your cupboard:
|Cupcake necklace by Padraic|
|Triple YoYo Hair barette by PruittCreations|
|Jumping frog pencil bag by PruittCreations|