Sunday, October 7, 2012

Baseball Party Thank You Pic

The Thank You pictures are easy and fun to do.

1) Take a picture with the birthday child holding a fist towards the camera.

2) Add writing to the pic. In this case: "Thank you for making my party a hit!"

3) Print the picture (as many copies as there will be people in your party)

4) Use the tool from the Indispensable Craft Tools post, punch 2 tiny holes in the picture, one above and one below the hand.

5) Insert lolipop stick from the back of the picture into the top punched hole and in the bottom hole aftewards.

6) Distribute the Thank You Pic when people are leaving the party.


Baseball Field Cake

The only credit I can take for the cake is designing it. I did not bake it! But I think it turned out very nice. The kids and the parents really liked it!

I created the back board and score board on Publisher, all that we added to it (the birthday boy helped) were things that mean something to him, and things about him. The boards were printed and added to the cake. As you can see by my son's smiles, he was happy!

Well, an image is worth 1000 words! Thanks for checking!

Baseball Pompoms

I once saw these pompoms made of tissue paper, but they were only one color. For the baseball party, I wondered if I could make these to look like baseballs.
I would say it got pretty close, since everyone I asked what it looked like, answered with: “A baseball!”
I used 16 sheets of tissue paper for each pompom. That made it look really full. I have seem instructions saying anywhere from 8 to 12 sheets, but I thought it needed more. I got the tissue at the dollar store.

1) To start, lay 4 sheets of white tissue paper, 2 sheets of red, another 4 of white, 2 of red and 4 of white.

2) Fold the paper as a fan, about 1 inch thick.

3) Once you are done folding the tissue, fold in the middle.

4) Tie the middle of the pompom with a “pipe cleaner” (found at craft stores)

5) Cut the edges of the paper in a round shape. The completed pompom was cut V shape, I found that a round shape looks MUCH better, but I forgot to take pictures!

6) Gently separate each sheet of tissue to form your pompom. Be extremely gentle because the tissue paper is very delicate and it can easily rip.

7) Separate all sheets on both sides and ta-da, baseball pompom is ready!

8) Hang your pompom with fishing line, this make it looks like they are floating. (This picture is of my first try at this pompom, and I cut the edges V shaped. When the edges are cut round, it looks much better!

Thanks for reading!