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to iron on transfers onto a tablecloth as I cannot find a suitable one for dd1's birthday. Or is this maddness?

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bytheMoonlight Thu 29-Sep-11 10:08:33

Cannot find a care bear tablecloth.

I was thinking of ironing on transfers to a plain white table cloth - is this bonkers?

bytheMoonlight Thu 29-Sep-11 10:15:51


MmeLindor. Thu 29-Sep-11 10:16:01


MmeLindor. Thu 29-Sep-11 10:17:10

I was trying to post, and couldn't. Weird.

I was going to ask if it is your DD's first birthday?

Tbh, I would not bother to iron on the transfer, as your DD is unlikely to even notice. Just use a plain one.

addictedtofrazzles Thu 29-Sep-11 10:17:18

Yes - this is bonkers as a) dd is only one, so won't remember or give a monkeys and b) it is an unnecessary expense.

So sorry - YABU.

NoobyNoob Thu 29-Sep-11 10:19:20

I think you'd be making more work for yourself. I'm assuming it's going to be covered with food/drinks anyway?

Maybe just get one that colour matches everything? People really won't notice.

Honeydragon Thu 29-Sep-11 10:20:44

Bonkers - just use a table cloth and rely on the other decor

bytheMoonlight Thu 29-Sep-11 10:25:12

DD1 Will be four

bytheMoonlight Thu 29-Sep-11 10:26:18

Getting other decoration is proving quite tricky as well

MmeLindor. Thu 29-Sep-11 10:26:45

Do you have a care bear theme?

<does this exist?>

The table cloth will be covered with plates and food, no one will see that there are no bears on there.

MmeLindor. Thu 29-Sep-11 10:27:02

Why care bears?

AchtungBaby Thu 29-Sep-11 10:29:11

OP, how old is DD1? confused.

If she loves Care bears and would love the tablecloth (and if it would be difficult to have enough of a Care bear theme otherwise), then I think that you should go for it.

A1980 Thu 29-Sep-11 10:40:53

care bear supplies?

savoycabbage Thu 29-Sep-11 10:44:02

Yes it is madness as she won't notice. Walking through ikea last week they had one of those rolls of paper as a table runner. Could you have a paper tablecloth and trace care bears on it. Or make with a laminator place mats.

All bonkers though.

worraliberty Thu 29-Sep-11 10:45:15

Blimey, that's well bonkers

What's the worst that's going to happen if there are no care bears on the cloth?

chrisrobin Thu 29-Sep-11 10:49:54

I wouldn't put transfers on a table cloth, but does she have a Care Bears duvet that you could put on the table?

chrisrobin Thu 29-Sep-11 10:51:23

Duvet cover rather, not the duvet itself

browneyesblue Thu 29-Sep-11 10:53:32

Or a Care Bears sheet. I like the idea of tracing Care Bears onto a tablecloth though - that way, the party guests could colour them in.

muffinflop Thu 29-Sep-11 11:05:22

I would but I see I'm in the minority and I'm aware I go way OTT for matching party decor grin

bringmesunshine2009 Thu 29-Sep-11 11:10:53

Bonkers pal, sorry!

jojane Thu 29-Sep-11 11:17:16

If it would make DD happy then go for it.

bytheMoonlight Thu 29-Sep-11 12:44:11

It's the vinatge care bear things I want really - not the modern ones.

Considering knocking some up myself but I'm not very creative.

I need a centrepiece and a couple of wall decorations.

Any ideas on how to create these much appreciated!

Pandemoniaa Thu 29-Sep-11 12:51:23

Wall Decorations? What are you hosting here, Abigail's Party?

katz Thu 29-Sep-11 12:54:54

i think it's a great idea, i've bought very cheaply from ebay iron on transfers and made t-shirts for birthday parties (doing it again for DD1's next week). A cheap cotton table cloth plus these would be great and the huge advantage is you can use it again. The transfers i've bought have washed really well.

CristinadellaPizza Thu 29-Sep-11 12:55:56

Why don't you just find some pictures online and print them out and cut them out?

Or is that too simplistic? grin

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