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Enjoy Project | Making Banners

“what day is it?"
"it's today," squeaked piglet.
"my favorite day," said pooh.

aa milne  

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Before Janet had Edith there was a darling and refined Favorite Things Party thrown in her honor.
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Eight ladies enjoyed peach fizzy drinks, tilapia, quinoa with beans, and oven-baked green beans.  I felt like such a lady.  
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If you've never heard of a Favorite Things Party, let me introduce you!  Eight woman. Those eight women bring seven gifts each.  (My seven gifts were in the butterfly boxes! I gave some marker pens I adore.)  There is usually a price range of about $10 each gift ($70 total).  At the party, each woman gives her seven gifts away, and then receives seven new gifts!  It's like a grown-up white elephant meets Oprah's Giveaways.  You can see white serving platters in the picture - I love mine! And I also got a new chopping knife, some pretty darn cool soap, a reusable shopping bag, and more!  Each woman gifts one of her daily-life "favorite things" so everyone leaves with treats! Fun idea, huh?
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For today's "making things" post, I have to give props to Becca (the host of the shower/party) for her banner idea.  Flag bunting has kind of had it's day (in my opinion), so I'm always on the lookout for new banner/garland ideas.  Becca punched different colored craft paper with a nice big paper punch. She then stitched them together with a sewing machine! I was impressed ;) It'd be fun to get creative with different shapes and layering styles and colors! Oh my!
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I wish I could just take home an Edith. I am so in love.
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5 comments:

  1. Maybe you'll have your own little bundle in a year or two ;)

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  2. that last picture is just so sweet. gah. I think I say that everything you wrote/photograph is sweet. I just like sugar, and am totally a sap, so it makes sense. ;) hahaa, anyways...your blog is literally one of my favorites. so keep on doing what you're doing, lady! :)

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  3. totes agree with hannah:) seriously though, everything here is so adorable/beautiful/sweet, and I love it whenever any of your posts pop up in my dashboard. xx

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  4. francine3.4.12

    i love everything about this party!! and that last pic of you is so sugar sweet, it made my teeth hurt :)

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  5. LOVE this party idea!!! How absolutely FUN!!! Love the photos!! :)

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