Monday, July 23, 2012

Party Time

Today I'm jumping in with a quick post so I can join the party going on at Tara's blog 4th Grade Frolics.  It's time for Monday Made It.  I'm kind of starting to panic now that summer is almost over so I'm focusing on the "functional" like Tara said a few weeks ago here.
Each year I try to make my kids feel super special on their birthday. They get a special crown, they get to be the line leader all day, and the birthday frog sings happy birthday while the rest of the class dances for them.  Inspired by all of the birthday pixie sticks that I've seen floating around Pinterest, I decided this year to go back to one of my old favorites . . . birthday bags.

A quick trip to Walmart, some dollar spots and my secret magic closet and I got these supplies together.

One or two reality shows later and ta-dah ~ my birthday bags.  I think that the kids are going to love getting these as an extra special treat.  

Each bag ended up costing around $1.00ish to make but the looks on my kids faces when they get their bag is like the commercial says . . . priceless!

Click here to join the party.  I'm off to try to be productive today. SHINE on everyone!


  1. Stacy! That is such a cute idea AND it sounds like something I can do!! I'm getting on it now!

    Thanks :)

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  2. What a great idea! Your students are going to LOVE celebrating their birthday at school!

    Primarily Speaking

  3. What a great idea! I am going to have to do this! Thanks!


  4. These are awesome!! What a great idea :) Your kids will love them!!

    Kindergarten Smiles

  5. Just found your blog and I am your newest follower!
    I am having a give away. Hope you will stop by to win!


  6. This is such a great idea. I am going to do it this week. I am always so unprepared for birthdays and I keep telling myself, I'm going to fix it. Now I will, thank you for such a fantastic idea. And of course we have time to do it right now:)

  7. Stacy - that is so smart of you...way to go. I will have to remember that one. Your kiddos will love it. If you get a minute swing on by my blog today for a little giveaway that ends tonight for a little craftivity I made. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  8. This is actually one of my goals this summer...thanks for the reminder that I'm almost out of time procrastinating. Gotta stuff those bags!! I'm also your newest follower; love your site :)

    The First Grade Derby