Friday, April 22, 2011

Girlfriends

It's Kaefer's birthday on Easter, and a day later she will have four of her girlfriends over - so convenient that there is no school this Monday (one of those darn furlough days the State of California has ordered for the current school year). It will be a pretty low key "party" - there will be a scavenger hunter, cake and just time for the girls to hang out and do whatever they like. A good start for the teenage years!

There won't be "goodie bags" or anything like that, but the girls each will get a "girl tag" as a party favor to take home. I've tried to represent each girl in her tag by the color of her shirt and her hair. I liked painting their hair the best, and I mainly used Golden fluid acrylics for that. And of course, those of you who are regular visitors to my blog certainly recognize some She Art here!


And since it's Friday, I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday and Sneak Peek Friday. These are all wonderful artists, and you can find some amazing art work on their blogs. Go and take a peek!
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36 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

ah, these are darling and sweet gifts.

Gloria said...

What great tags for the girls. Really fun. I love your style. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter and a Happy Birthday to Kaefer.

Kay L. Davies said...

Excellent idea for the girl tags, Carola.
I had to laugh, because this reminds me of a party some twenty years ago, when a friend of mine (now a blogger, too) asked my young brother Rob and his friend Trevor (then college students) to attend her daughter's fifth birthday party to do caricatures of the guests.
"Oh, no, Kay," Rob whispered to me. "Look at them. We can't caricature their faces! All 5-year-old girls look the same!"
So the young artists asked each little girl whether she had a pet, and what things she liked to do, then personalized each portrait with dogs, cats, bicycles, dolls, sports equipment, etc.
Artists have to improvise when it's necessary, or, as you have done, before it becomes necessary! Good thinking!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

What a cool idea for a teen party favor! Thanks for the inspiration (I still have two years to go, I may learn by then ;) )

Elizabeth said...

i love those girlie tags. The girls must be so happy! Happy Easter

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Happy Birthday Kaefer! Her celebration sounds wonderful. These tags are such a special party favor... they are going to love them Carola! I love that you put 'believe' on them! :)

AMKreations said...

Oh fun, a teen party! Happy Bday Kaefer!

Love love love the tags. So cute!

Jen said...

These are way better than any goodie bag. Beautiful!

Netty said...

Terrific idea and so special. Loving them all. Happy Easter, Annette

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These are adorable...they will love it! Hope that the party is lots and lots of fun!

Melisa said...

It's so cool that you personalized these for each girl. They are sure to love them!

Kate said...

Love the tags there are very cute. Thanks for sharing them. I hope you have a great weekend. I found you through Studio JRU

Christine said...

these are so creative, they are sure to love these pretty tags.

Diana said...

Be thankful for the low-key parties. After boys get involved, it gets pretty crazy. Your party gifts are perfect. I'm sure the girls will love them. Have a Happy Easter!

sonyamacdesigns said...

Yes, I'm luvN these she tags as well ... great idea Carola!

Annabelle said...

What an inventive way for party favours but much more than that! Like receiving your very own birthday gift.... a true souvenir token. I'm sure each and everyone of her friends will treasure it forever. They turned out beautiful .

Happy Birthday to your daughter Kaefer and a Very Happy Easter : )

Cindy said...

These are wonderful! And a very timely idea for me...my tweener is having a birthday this coming week - tho' the actual slumber party will be later...but these would be great little things to have for the girls - and show them that others are seeing the people they are becoming!

So glad you shared all the planned activities...I might be a big copy cat here!

Bleassings on your Easter weekend!

Roban Studio said...

Your tags are so very cute Carola. The girls will treasure them. I wouldn't worry about Diana's comment "After the boys get involved, it gets pretty crazy". I have a daughter, and didn't have any trouble. It all depends on your parenting. Just enjoy this time with your daughter, because it's gone in the blink of an eye. Have a very Happy Easter and a wonderful time on Monday with the girls and Kaefer. Give her a birthday hug from me.

Claudia said...

Oh Carola, das ist ja eine ganz zauberhafte Idee, die Teile sind wunderschön, ich bin ganz begeistert, einfach toll.

SHERI C said...

Love the TAGS for the girls. Hope you have a great weekend. HAPPY PPF!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a fab idea for favors! I love that my kids are old enough now that the party is the "favor" and I don't have to spend all that time planning :) I used to go a little crazy over it- I remember one year, I made personalized bubble wands with copper wire, beads and dowels.....
These are VERY cool and I'm sure will be treasured over the years.
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

Christine E-E said...

these are adorable. what a great idea. i'll bet the girls hang them on their bulletin boards! or do teens do that anymore?
have a wonderful weekend.

Anne said...

These are so sweet! What a great idea for party favors. I'm sure the girls will love them!

Pam Tucker said...

Great job on the tags! Cool idea! And I think it's great that you personalized each one according to the girl. They will love these! :)

con-tain-it said...

How cool to just have a small intimate party of friends where the girls can really enjoy each other and really connect. Great idea with the tags. Reminds me of years ago when I'd get together with my girlfriends for sleepovers and we'd always have blank journals that we called "autograph books"...yeah I know...back in the day. But the best part was that at the end of the weekend we'd all take the time to sign each others books and write a personal message about how much fun the time together was. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend as well. Fondly, Roberta

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Boah, sind die Tags klasse, die Teenies werden begeistert sein.
Ich wünsche Kaefer einen tollen Geburtstag.

Marlene said...

These are all so cute. I am sure the girls will love them.

Valerie Weller said...

Oh Carola, these tags are adorable! I love that you personalized them to the girls hair color and style. Enjoy every minute of that girl party~ they grow fast and time does fly.

Pointy Pix said...

What a great idea and beautifullu done. I'm sure these are gifts that each girl can treasure. What a thoughtful idea.

Kristin Dudish said...

These are wonderful - I love how each one represents the girl they are intended for - such a unique and thoughtful party favor... I'm sure they will love them (I know I do!)

xo
Kristin

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

These girl tags are just adorable! I love the differences in each, yet they all go together. Great idea for a party favor!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Carola...oh my these are fabulous..such gorgeous dazzling souls! Wonderful work!
victoria~

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! And I do love the "girls" as a treasure for each to take home. I know they will have a blast.

Jennifer said...

Love these tags, Carola! And I am sure the girls will love their personal piece of art, too. Hope your daughter's party is great!

EVA said...

A lovely gift for your daughter and her friends!

Have fun with them!!

ger chouinard said...

Carola - LOVE the girl tags! Bet Kaefer's birthday celebration was awesome ... thx for sharing the baby owl pics. Happy 'just a bit late for PPF' ... see you soon!