I started getting ready for Abigail's party yesterday afternoon. I soon realized there was no way I would get it all done unless I took today off.
This is what I finally decided to do for nests. I wired a 5" grapevine wreath to a 3" grapevine wreath with raffia wrapped wire. Then I wove raffia between the wires. That was my part... and it took about 5 hours. bleh. Shoulda just ordered them online, though I do think they look cute. The girls glued some moss in to fill in the gaps. The nest pictured is Abigail's. Some girls speckled their eggs, but Abigail wanted Robin's eggs.
I made the cupcakes this morning... I decided to just use frosting and pipe bird's nests on each one. It worked great... until I left them in the car for about 15 minutes while I ran into Hobby Lobby. It was not hot, but the sun nonetheless was enough to melt the tops right off those cupcakes. I had the pleasure of going to the store and getting more frosting and plastic bags so I could re-do them at church.
I should have taken a group picture of them painting their eggs and making their nests, but I didn't. I didn't take a picture of the decorated room either :( I'm so bad about picture taking!
I *thought* they could make their nests on the prettily decorated table and then I could clean up and pass out cupcakes... nope. Though I had a placemat under each nest, that moss goes everywhere... so we had to move to a plain jane table for cupcakes and ice cream. I made a small cake for Abigail to blow out candles...
Then it was time to open gifts...
These are the girls who live around the corner.
Loved this bag :) Abigail got quite a bit of money as gifts and wants to monogram her name on it.