Seeing as we have just recently moved to a new town and don’t know too many people, I didn’t organize a big birthday bash for the twins this year. 

Yes, those who know me personally are gasping in horror right now. 

That doesn’t mean that we won’t be celebrating.  After all, we had a last week while my parents were visiting from Australia and we will have another one tomorrow on their actual birthday.

Instead I arranged for the kids to have a celebration in their classroom at school.

In keeping with the ‘school’ theme I sent along bags of organic fruit (oranges, apples, pears and peaches) that the teachers cut up after lunch and I made educational gift bags for all of the children in the class to take home.

Each gift bag contained:

  • A chipboard book – 50 cents each from Michaels
  • Packet of 24 crayons – 20 cents each from Target
  • Scrap paper cut-outs – $2.68 for 1 packet of multi-patterned papers from Target

And all of this for a little under $2 per gift bag.

party favors for kids

On each chipboard book I hand-stamped “My Book” on the cover and then using the twins play-doh cutters as stencils I cut out assorted characters that the children could glue into their book.

crafts for kids

Each book kit was put into a lunch bag.

party favors

I hope all of the children in their class enjoy the extra art activity that we sent home with them today.

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7 comments

justicecw September 24, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Great idea!!!

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Cecily R September 24, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I want to be in YOUR kids class! That is so COOL!

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Donna September 24, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I just want to be YOUR kid! I love arts and crafts time! Too cool, tonya!

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Kj September 24, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Do you believe in clonning? If so, Id be interested cos itd be nice to have someone like you living around the corner for play dates :-)Great idea Tonya — your kids are going to have so much fun growing up under your wing.Big hugs and major kudos for your creativity.

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? Mommy ? to R amp; R September 24, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Super creative, as always! You never disappoint with your new fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!Happy Birthday, friends! Love, RR

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Amy September 26, 2009 - 5:00 pm

This is such a great idea! I bet the kids and parents both loved it!

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Nishant October 9, 2009 - 5:00 pm

want to be in YOUR kids class! That is so COOL! Work From Home

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