When I finally tallied all the folks we invited and all the food that needed to be made and bought and all the 'extras' that I just couldnt help myself on… I realized I needed to reign in the budget a bit with Parkers party.
When I was at the home supply store with hubby getting materials for another project I cant wait to show you, this one just popped into mind.
Why not use some of the free pain sample cards?
And then, one day when I was wasting way to much time at Walmart, I saw some multi-colored plates that included sixteen plates for $1.50.
They were the perfect shape for my theme, and had most colors I was using! So I just cut out the center of each plate.
The mini banner ended up like this:
And the 30 foot long main banner ended up like this:
I made two, and the front one had pictures of Parker from birth to today… it was a wonderful walk down memory lane for me… and I hope for him!
Total cost including ribbon for all the banners was under $10.
It definitely took some time, but I am so glad I did it. Parker was just thrilled to see all those pictures of him hanging for all to see!