I had written a longer post that got lost in some kind of Google Server problem but will give a quick crafty update.
I held a slumber party for 8 little girls last weekend, in honor of Greta turning 7. We started by having the girls follow individual strings around the house to find their Treasure Box filled with supplies for making Valentines (glue sticks, scrapbook paper, foam heart stickers, fancy scissors). The big, unexpected, hit of the party was Pirate Gems in the driveway. We use a recycled gravel mix seeded with recycled glass and all the girls had a blast poking under the Pole Barn and in the driveway looking for the Pirate Gems, Gypsy Diamonds and Mermaid Pearls. You see, once I realized my daughters loved searching for stuff, I started seeding the driveway with craft rhinestones and pearlescent beads and telling them that they must’ve bounced off the back of a Gypsy’s truck. Shhh! Don’t tell them! I let Greta and Elia think that the Gypsies really did lose their jewels.
The next morning 5 girls decorated and ate the cake. We lost 3 of the girls at the night before because they wanted their mommies.