Sunday, June 30, 2013

Easy Microphone Crafts

What you'll need:
Silver or glittered Christmas balls (plastic)
Glue 
Bag of gems
Toilet paper holders (or paper towel or tulle holder)
Spray Paint (any color you prefer)
Optional: Duct tape in any color(s) you prefer

Step one is to spray paint them. Either lightly for a faded look or twice for a solid/opaque look. Let dry overnight. 
Step 2 is to get out your hot glue gun and glue the top of the ball (ornament hanging part) to the top of the microphone base.
Step 3 is to simply put the mics and gems out with some glue and let the kids go to town!

Now as an alternative, you could use duct tape. The bling won't stick to it, but you could always get several colors of duct tape and let the kids make their own. They make great party decorations, too!
 For this table setting I used one painted tube in the center and glued a large flat washer to the bottom to make it stand. The 2 on either side of the purple ones were made using long, thin vases filled with clear stones. I had the Christmas balls just sitting face down on top and it worked great!
Here's another fun and easy mic using duct tape.

And a party table using them some as decoration.
Works great on water bottles, too!

Happy crafting!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Zebra & Pink Pop Star Party!

A "wild" twist on my pop star party...zebra and hot pink! I love this color combo (can you tell??)  and had much of it on hand to create this theme. 

The "Pop Stars" wear greeted with this sign and a walk down the red carpet.
Laminated VIP passes were next.
I used empty tulle rolls (you could also use toilet paper rolls), duct tape and Christmas balls to make microphone decorations. These make fun props for photos and play.
Water bottles got a duct tape make-over, too!
1st craft we did were autograph pages.
                                     I love how creative the kids always are with their pages.
The prop box was on hand for getting into "character"! Always fun!
Even Ginger, their pet gerbil, got a turn on the red carpet!
                          And their sweet Cocker Spaniel got a glamour photo, too!
 I take LOADS of pictures at each event and send the pics to the mom the next day. It's always a nice added bonus for the parents to be able to enjoy the day and not worry about getting the shots themselves. 

Then, of course, the main event: KARAOKE! It's always so cute to see a bunch of shy girls quietly sing together at the start of the party, and then gain confidence as they go along. By the end of the party, they are singing and dancing like no one is watching! I love it!
 The 2nd craft we did was "Rock Your Headband". I found a super cute bow maker and brought along lots of ribbon and headbands. Easy and fun craft. Was having fun teaching them how to do it and totally forgot to take pics of the final product!
 The birthday girl gets a hot pink disco ball (as supplies last) and her guests all get a silver one.
Another fun party. Another group of sweet kids. Life is good.