A Crafty Party

Hello!  March just flew by!  I didn’t keep up with my goal to post a craft tutorial every month, because March was full of spring breaks, birthdays, camping trips, and lots of fun!  I would love to share with you a crafty little party we threw for my daughter at the end of March though!

Our oldest daughter turned six, and she asked for a Sea Turtle Rescue Party for her special day.  Here’s how I made her party ideas come to life…

Our birthday girl requested a sea turtle egg hunt on the beach…  So mom took Easter eggs purchased from Goodwill (they carry last year’s holiday decorations from Target), and placed “grow your own sea creature” capsules in each egg.  I taped them with blue painters tape, both to insure the eggs stayed closed during the hunt, but also to make them easy to find in the beach sand.

Then my daughter requested we make incubators to carry our sea turtle eggs off the beach.  So, I wrapped old shipping boxes with recycled brown craft paper, and the kids could then personalize their incubators.

They had Sea Turtle Rescuer name tags, stickers, construction paper, markers, scissors, and glue to make their incubator creations.

On the special day of the party, we made a mock sea turtle nest on the beach and filled it with 72 eggs!

And all the little rescuers came out with their shovels and incubators:

After all eggs were found, we headed back to the party room to hatch our eggs!

We also purchased a beautiful sea turtle cake from a local bakery! The detail on the cake was amazing!!!

For party favors we used buckets bought on clearance last year, and filled them with Planet Earth coloring books, markers, compass, toys & snacks.

Happy Birthday to our first born! Can’t believe our little rescuer is six!

More wine cork tutorials and an Earth Day SALE coming soon!

Thanks, Bee

Comments (5)

Stephanie HowertonApril 8th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

That is the cutest party. What great ideas. I love all of the fun turtles. Happy 6th birthday!

Another fun thing is that one year I used the Easter Eggs as Pokemon Balls! So many great uses.

CatApril 12th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I adore this party theme, Bee! I love turtles and have a huge collection, mostly from my daughters and granddaughters! What a wonderful idea and occasion~ Congrats and happy belated birthday to your ‘grown-up’ girl!

p.s. I was peeking around your blog trying to get used to WP, thanks for lightening up my frustration, this made my frown turn upside down, lol!

RachelApril 15th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

That looks like they had such a great time. Very creative. Love the beach sea turtle nest.

caseyMay 7th, 2012 at 10:27 am

wow- what a great party…u did good mom! 🙂

BeeMay 7th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

lol thanks! 🙂

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