This weekend we had her birthday party, and in her request the theme was cherry blossoms (sakura), the official flower of Japan.
Between my husband and I, we did all the decorations, food and drinks, party favors, etc. We did rent a bounce house for the little ones. We had quite a few of her friends over, and they all seemed to thouroughly enjoy their time over.
Unfortunately I don't have many good pictures, since I was too busy running around. I managed to get a picture of the cake and of her blowing the candle. (by the way, my husband made that cake....)
And here's a mini-tutorial for the cherry blossoms vase:
- Using upcycled glass bottles and jars, I spray painted them using the palette of the birthday theme (white, pink, lilac). I got this idea from Creative Jewish Mom.
- I bought some twigs and dried branches at the local Joann.
- Using pink tissue paper, I cut a bunch of circles. Adding a little glue in the middle, I scrunched the tissue into a sort of cone, bringing all the edges together.
- I glued two or three flowers into each twig and put them in the vases.
Does your husband have a secret talent? How did you find out about it?