Friday, April 8, 2011
Art Set Birthday Gift
If you have a young, school-age child, then you're feeling my pain when it comes to endless birthday parties. We try to make it to about half of the ones M gets invited to. Otherwise, most of our weekends would be dominated by Pump it Up (an inflatable play place, which seems to be THE place to have a preschool party). As it stands now, we have a party to go to this weekend and next weekend...incidently both at the same place.
Other than completely dominating your weekends, 15 to 20 kid parties a year can also dominate your bank account! I came up with a really cute, inexpensive birthday gift that I think is going to be our go-to gift this year. I found a cute 100-piece art set at Michaels the other day, on sale for $2.97! I picked up a painting pad to go with it for $3.00 and a craft apron for $2.00. I'm lucky enough to own an embroidery machine so I embroidered the child's name on the apron. If you don't have a machine, there are tons of different style iron-on letters that you can quickly pop on there. If the apron is for a girl, iron-on rhinestones would look great also.
So, for a grand total of $8.00, you can have a personalized gift that I think will last a lot longer than whatever the hot movie character figurine of the moment will.
Have a great weekend!