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Shirley's party advice part 5 - Here to Help - come and say Hi

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Blatherskite Thu 28-Feb-13 12:54:01

Didn't notice we'd gotten to the end of the thread!

Tinkerisdead Sun 09-Jun-13 17:08:42

Fasterstronger hold that thought as we'll run out if thread room mid-advice i'll answer you on ...

new thread here

FasterStronger Sun 09-Jun-13 14:47:36

hello party experts. i need advice for a BBQ for 50-100 people (not sure of numbers yet).

i am veggie but am ok with providing organic meat. we have a very large garden.

>>>>> but i am a complete novice. please let me have the benefit of your experience. grin

Blatherskite Sun 09-Jun-13 11:44:55

Remind me what else you did for your dragon party stealth...

Blatherskite Sun 09-Jun-13 11:44:26

We're going to need a new thread soon...

jetstar Sun 09-Jun-13 11:39:53

still lurking wink Puff the Magic Dragon (song and book!!)

stealthsquiggle Sun 09-Jun-13 10:56:12

grin. There are a couple of 'remote' ones, but I can email photos of their invitations instead. Most will be hand-delivered at school.

I found that blog for DD's dragon party but didn't manage to do the fab paper dragons. I have 2 dragon tails and wings and a giant chinese dragon kite you can borrow, though.

Blatherskite Sun 09-Jun-13 10:31:02

I hope you're not posting them - air dry clay is heavy!

I know it's early but I think I may have found my inspiration for DD's birthday party - here I love the cake and the helium balloon dragons.

stealthsquiggle Sun 09-Jun-13 10:14:12

Not sure. I don't want it too refined, as it needs to make it clear that it is pottery making, not pottery painting. I need to have a play, I think.

Tinkerisdead Sun 09-Jun-13 07:58:02

Rather than slabs can you make a hanging decoration so you can hold them on ribbon to distribute and the child can keep them if they want? Or do you want the rustic charm of an unadulterated slab?

stealthsquiggle Sat 08-Jun-13 21:15:27

I was going for letting it dry. I bet some will still get broken, but pretty much everyone has my phone number nowadays.

Tinkerisdead Sat 08-Jun-13 19:48:55

Stealth for airdry clay (i love the stuff personally so loving the idea)

Would you let it dry with the details on or thinking it'll be errm "smooshable"once the details have been copied down?

stealthsquiggle Sat 08-Jun-13 18:13:57

Nonsense - have some cool superhero party stuff.

stealthsquiggle Wed 05-Jun-13 11:15:27

bit cheaper

stealthsquiggle Wed 05-Jun-13 11:12:36

Ripstop nylon, I would imagine (yes, same stuff they make kites from) but I doubt that you will find it that cheap - £5.20 per metre is the cheapest I can find.

NonsenseTalker Wed 05-Jun-13 10:23:37

Ah, ok. Perhaps I could make paper bunting and use photocopied comic pages.......

Here's another one for you. From the blog that provides the super reversible cape, is this about a no sew cape.

"I needed to find a fabric that I didn't need to sew. I eventually found it at Fabricland and it was only 75p a metre! Its almost like paper but much much stronger as it doesn't tear and it also doesn't fray. I simply cut out the same cape shape, attached some velcro and it was a cape ready to go!"

But she doesn't know the name of the material! She melted it to her iron, so I assume it's a plastic type material but both of my local fabric shops have told me they have no idea what I am talking about! Do you know what it is? Could be a type of kite making fabric?

I know I could use felt, but is that not a bit heavy for August? Am I thinking too much about it?

stealthsquiggle Tue 04-Jun-13 22:22:10

My DM came up with a genius idea for DD's party invitations - slabs of air-dry clay with details impressed into it.

stealthsquiggle Tue 04-Jun-13 22:20:40

(hand appreciates the moral support, BTW - makes up for the lack of sympathy from it's owner)

stealthsquiggle Tue 04-Jun-13 22:19:22

How about moving all the furniture so that I can pin a quilt together wink?

Blatherskite Tue 04-Jun-13 21:55:50

It's not feeble! It was broken, it's going to take some time to heal properly.

Sewing and baking are fine as long as you're using machines I think. No whipping cream with your bad wrist etc

stealthsquiggle Tue 04-Jun-13 21:44:42

I think it's just being feeble, personally hmm. Doctor prodded it, declared it to be back in one piece but fragile, and said no heavy lifting for 3 weeks.

Sewing and baking don't count, right smile?

Tinkerisdead Tue 04-Jun-13 20:56:00

Oh no stealth sad

Whats making it hurt? Is it not healed or is it weakness from not being used?

stealthsquiggle Tue 04-Jun-13 19:38:48

I am officially two handed again, but have to be "careful" of right hand for at least 3 weeks. Currently it hurts quite a lot.

stealthsquiggle Sat 01-Jun-13 10:45:24

A quick hunt suggests that there is plenty available, but it is not cheap. If making superhero bunting I would be tempted to get a small amount of one of the fabrics with "zap", "pow", etc all over and lots of cheap plain fabric in strong colours (red/bright blue /yellow /black) as well.

NonsenseTalker Fri 31-May-13 23:03:16

Of course! I'm sure I can get comic strip fabric somewhere.......

stealthsquiggle Fri 31-May-13 22:52:23

Superhero bunting, I hope wink?

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