Thankfully, things calmed down, the fear at night went away and through the powers of a Facebook event, the party preparations started coming together.
Its the norm to take treats into school for your fellow class mates, on the day of your Birthday and being back to school, just the day before, I made up these little Postcards, with the Monster hugging a sweet treat and a reminder of the party date/venue on the back.
Then came the decision of what to create for the party bags? … Out came the Gift Bag Punch Board, a circle punch and the coordinating coloured cardstock, that I’d already used and Bingo … little gift bags to hold the Monster goodies that were inside.
I was determine to make the Cupcakes this year … and had even made a pre run to test out the recipe and piping skills.
OK, so my piping wasn’t perfect, but the over all appearance and most certainly taste, packed a happy, chocolate punch and was well received.
I can’t deny that I was totally gutted not to have spent the time and energy making the theme that I’d previously got in mind, but when you’re up against the clock, sometimes, things just have to give … and actually, I’m quite pleased with how it all came together and at an inexpensive cost. More importantly …. the Birthday Boy was thrilled with his party.
So …. the moral of the story is. Don’t over look the hidden treasures that can sometimes be found on the Clearance Rack. Take a look, forward think and you just never know what you may have in your store cupboard that you can fall back on when you’re up against the clock.