Thursday, September 27, 2012

{Share Your Party} G'Owls' Gone Wild

I am excited to share an Owl-themed pajama party thrown by my friends, Keri & Brian Patterson. Keri was nice enough to share her daughter's cowgirl themed party last year. So, when she contacted me this year to help her with the owl graphics for her daughter's party this month - I was all too willing to lend a hand! 

Let me just say, Keri is VERY talented and crafty and we've joked about how our husband's keep banning us from buying craft products.  We both agree that it's nonsense to try and hold us back and that it's completely acceptable therapy, LOL.  Check out the paper-crafted invitations that Keri designed.


Here are a few additional photos from the party and you can read up on how Keri made her daughter, Reagan's party extra fun at the end of the post!


The girls got to craft their own Owl tee-shirts!

Here are the details that Keri shared with me on how she pulled this amazing celebration together and ow she came up with the BEST activities and games I've seen in a while!

I had a Eureka moment one night at about 4:00 am.  I was thinking about how I could incorporate my latest obsession…owls, in a unique way for my daughters 10thbirthday.  Reagan had recently received a game called Quizzlers that she absolutely loved.  It’s a bunch of girly cards with different types of quizzes to determine what type of friend you are, what you’re likely to become when you grow up, etc.  So it hit me…..we should have a Person’Owl’ity Pajama Party.  What 10 year old girl doesn’t love to sleep over, play MASH, Mad Libs, etc. 
I love to create original themes and activities for my parties.  A few of the activities that the girls enjoyed were:
Designing PersonOwliTees:  The girls first took a personowlity quiz to find out what type of owl they were (naturowl, beautifowl, physicowl or edcationowl).  After completing their tests, they designed a T-Shirt.
Gowls Gone Wild Pillowlfight:  This game was a cross between a pillow fight and a piñata.  I had custom made pillows (courtesy of my mom) filled with packing peanuts and prizes.  One end of the pillowcase was loosely stitched.  The girls had a pillow fight and when the pillow burst open they scurried to collect the prizes.
MusicOwl Present:  This game is a twist on musical chairs.  The girls sat in a circle. As music was played they passed a wrapped present around.  When the music stopped, the girl holding the present had to answer a question that was taped to the present.  If she got the question right, she was allowed to peel a layer of wrapping paper off.  The winner was the girl that got the last question right, and peeled off the final layer of wrapping paper.
Mummy Wrap:  This game has now become a tradition at our parties because the girls loved it sooo much.  The girls are divided into teams of 2-3 depending on headcount.  Each team is given 2 rolls of toilet tissue.  One girl from each team has to be the mummy.  The other girl(s) has to wrap the mummy from head to toe.  The team to wrap their mummy first wins.  After the winner is announced the girls bust out of the tissue and have a tissue fight.

 Doesn't Keri has a great eye for party design? I keep trying to convince her to go for it....maybe one day she will. For now, she seems to be having a hellagood time making parties for her daughters special and unique!



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