This last weekend was a crazy weekend for our family. Besides celebrating Valentine's Day, this sweet little boy turned one! He also started walking in the last few weeks--and that means tearing up our apartment in a big-time way! Oh yes, and my entire family was in town for the occasion. I feel like I am still recovering from all of the fun and festivities. So this week I will be featuring some of my birthday ideas and crafts.
I was racking my brain trying to decide upon the perfect theme for the big birthday bash UNTIL I realized that on the very day of his birthday, the Olympics would begin. Score! So we had an Olympic-themed birthday party.... and it was a blast! I will share lots of the events of the evening with you. But to start with:
What's the Olympics without a gold medal?! Everyone at the party would definitely need to earn a gold medal.
I started out with some wooden circles that I found at Michael's. The hardest part of the entire project was peeling off the **sticky** labels off of each circle. Thank you, Goof Off.
I found a package of wooden stars (also at Michael's) and used Gorilla Glue to glue a star in the center of each wooden circle. Less is better with Gorilla Glue. I always have to remind myself of that! It easily expands.
I spray-painted the medals with a nice shiny gold, of course.
I found this patriotic ribbon at JoAnn's, and used hot glue to secure it to the back of each medal.
All done! This would be a really fun craft to do with kids, especially with the Olympics going on right now.
At our party, everyone was a gold medalist! Enjoy watching the Olympics (I am watching right now!)