Phew... what a hectic couple of days it has been! We had Charlotte's 1st, er... 2nd... no wait, 3rd ... let me rephrase; It was the 3rd celebration of her 2nd birthday, but the 1st "kid" party of her 2nd birthday. Yikes.
Yes, I said "1st" kids party... but I'll get into that in her birthday post. Anyway, my mom got into town last Wednesday so we've been busy hanging out, playing, and prepping for the party.
This post starts a series on all the baking and decorations I did for Charlotte's Minnie Mouse birthday party at the park.
5 for $1 headbands (fabric ones, not those hard plastic ones) from the dollar store
black ribbon from the dollar store
black craft foam (I bought the thin and thick because I wasn't sure which would work... they both do)
ribbon for Minnie bow; I used wired ribbon so I could shape it
hot glue gun
Cover your headband with black ribbon by gluing one end and wrapping around until you get to the other side; easy.
Make Minnie's bow (there are tons of bow making instructions online)
Trace out your ears; I used the base of a large Skyy Vodka bottle (or about 4.5" diameter)
For thin foam: Add a little tag on the bottom to wrap around headband; cut out
For thick foam: foam doesn't really bend, so just cut the circle
Position ears on headband and glue
Thin foam: glue bottom of extra tab around headband to back of ear
Thin foam: glue bottom tip of ear to edge of headband and hold until dry
Glue on Minnie bow.
The reason I used both thick and thin was because I though the thin wouldn't be sturdy enough on its own, but it worked fine. Since I had another piece of foam I used the thick foam to make myself a pair of ears.