My 10yo daughter and the girls in her class planned a summer sleepover at the end of the school year (May 2011). I offered to host it at our house because I was temporarily insane. It was never a good time to do it but we had to get it done before the school started so we did it on Aug. 5th...3 days before the first day of the new school year.
I wanted to make each girl a little something but even a little something can get expensive when you have 10 girls to do for. I decided to go with an old favorite. The altered composition book. I drew a shape similar to the one of the front of the book so I could get my Silhouette machine to do the cutting for me--that was a lifesaver. Even though the design is very simple, having to do each piece x 10 took a chunk out of my evening.
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|I failed to get a pic of the books with the decorative paper clips mentioned|
in the cost breakdown.
Cost breakdown (some figures are approximate):
Pink Notebooks: $4 for 10= .40 each
Pens: $5 for 10 = .50 each
Paperclips: $1.50 for 10= .15 each
Cardstock & Pattern paper = .30 each
Button & Twine = .10 each
Total of $ 1.45 each notebook
Here are a few pics of the event:
|I had 2 tables set up like this in the kitchen. It was all cheap but shiny. Girls like shiny.|
|The feeding frenzy. I fed them junk and told their parents|
it might be a good idea to give them a vitamin.
|One of the party guests getting her pic made with a photo prop.|
|Mani, pedi and make up in the kitchen. I'm getting my toes done. |
I was told I looked like I would have purple toes.
|The girls attempting to settle down for the night. They didn't settle down. At all.|
Even when I told them I was 'oldish' and needed rest.
We also had Karaoke, Just Dance on the Wii, pillow fighting, celebrity charades and a tiny amount of drama. All in all, it was a good night.
Will I do it again?
Well, maybe. I do like to plan parties...
No, definitely not.
Eh, as Justin Bieber says...never say never.