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Monday Confessional {And melted crayon art)

8.25.2014

I have nine young teen girls sleeping over tonight for my daughter's belated birthday party and I think I'm having as much fun as they are.

Confession: I'm a sucker for a girls-only all-nighter. The planning, preparation, running of it, it's all fun.

So far activities have included, but not been limited to: swimming at the river, with rock jumping and rope swinging, spaghetti & meatballs dinner with cupcakes and ice cream for dessert, giant shrink-wrapped candy ball game (fun party game we found on pinterest), Pinterest-inspired melted crayon art, scorch (flashlight tag) in the dark, and as of 12:01 am (the time right now), a full on hair and beauty makeover session while rocking out to Pandora.

In an hour I'll send them all out to the huge tent set up in the backyard, and in the morning when they roll in around 10am, I'll make them cinnamon rolls for brunch and then send them all home.

And it will have all been completely delightful!

SUPER BONUS: Pinterest did not let us down.

We tried out melted crayon art without any real tutorials and were pleasantly shocked when it actually turned out to be as easy as it looked! I found the canvases in a multi-pack on clearance at Michael's, used hot glue guns or painters tape to affix the crayons either permanently or temporarily, depending on what the girls wanted, and then used an embossing heating tool to melt the crayons (heats much hotter than a blow dryer).

The girls were so creative and absolutely loved the process, and adding their own touches at the end.

Nope, I'm not minding this at all :)

Now please excuse me, it's Divergent time ;)

6 comments:

  1. Wow ! Way to party hearty !! Kudos to you for organizing " the best party ever" ( crayon art is pretty cool )

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    1. I don't know about "best party" but it sure satisfied a bunch of 13 year olds! :)

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  2. Amazing art! I love them and want my own melting party!

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    1. Well invite me because I was wishing I could have made one too! Didn't have enough canvases or I would have!

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  3. Reminds me of Ben's birthday party... okay, maybe not.

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    1. Hahahaha, I actually thought about Ben's party and was glad I only had girls to entertain because I wouldn't know what to do with a whole bunch of boys, plus I'd need waaaaay more food :)

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