The invitation didn't say anything about no presents, preferences or whatever. And my daughter expects that she will take a present... a fair assumption. So.... now what?
We came up with this bundle.
Starting with a bit over a yard of handkerchief fabric which came from my stash, we added....
a one-of-a-kind card made by my daughter using colored paper, markers of all sorts, and of course.... stickers (they're inside)!
Last night, I took a stroll through our collection of books and pulled out a dozen or so that I thought would make good presents -- no writing on the inside, appropriate reading level, and not in high demand by my own daughter.
Tadaaa!! It may not be the present you would expect to get at a 6 y/o birthday party, but I believe it will be a success.
But.. but.. what is the friend going to do with that piece of fabric if she doesn't sew? That's a really good question! Daughter and I took about 5 minutes and came up with these ideas. I'm sure there are more.
|Baby doll carrier|
|Sarong/skirt/beach cover up|
Children's birthdays don't have to be expensive to be fun and successful.
What do you think?