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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
For the past couple of weeks we've been preparing for Sunnyboy's birthday picnic party. In previous years we've just had a small tea party at home for his birthday but this year we wanted to invite more of our friends and family so we decided to have a picnic party at the Country Park.
We decorated a pack of plain invitation cards with stickers to give them a nature/picnic theme.
After the picnic we'll be going on a nature walk around the Country Park so I thought it would be nice to make nature walk gift bags for our guests. I used pages from an old atlas to make the bags.
Inside each nature walk gift bag is a nature journal (made with notecards for the covers, plain paper pages and string stitching),
and a pencil (I covered these with paper from the atlas so they match the bags).
Each bag also has a toy bug or frog,
and a parcel with chocolates, sweets and a box of raisins (I used the index pages from the atlas to make these).
Nature walk gift bag contents:
Toy bug or frog
Parcel with chocolates, sweets and a box of raisins
Pressed flower keyring
Map of the Country Park
A little card that says You will need: a stone, a stick, a leaf
During the picnic we'll be blowing bubbles so I covered a bubble tub with a leftover page from the atlas.
Sunnyboy's birthday picnic party is this weekend and I'll be posting after with pictures of the picnic and nature walk, and the other activities we have planned. I'll also be explaining the reason for the little cards in the nature walk gift bags.
Picnic Party: invitations and nature walk gift bags
Picnic Party: food (and summer recipe links)
Picnic Party: nature walk
and Picnic Party inspiration on Pinterest
Paper gift bags
Simple stitched books
Party gift packaging
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