It was Thing 4's 8th birthday last week (where has the time gone?) and he invited 10 of his classmates to his birthday party yesterday, which we outsourced to a local ten pin bowling alley. He was so excited! I hadn't realised that the poor neglected child had never been bowling before. The last time we'd hosted a children's birthday party at the bowling alley it was for Thing 1's 7th birthday when Thing 4 was only 3 months old.
Anyway, it was a blast - the kids enjoyed the bowling, the junk food and the ice cream cake, and we didn't have to clean our house, bake or entertain anyone. Yay! I did draw the line at outsourcing the party bags/party favours/whatever you call 'em. That's because I just got my Stampin' Up! order delivered - and it contained exactly what I needed to make awesome party bags! And by party bags, I mean cake. And by cake, I mean cardstock and ink. No sugar! Except for the contents, which were 100% sugar. Confused?
|I used my last remaining stash of Naturals White (retired) cardstock to make these cute boxes. Love how they looked all stacked together.|
These cute boxes are perfect for filling with a small gift, or, as we did, sweet treats!
|The coordinating Sweet Stack stamp set makes it easy to make the boxes look more cake-like, LOL. And I've just noticed that I used two different shades of pink ink there!|
These were so easy to put together - I used the new Tape & Tear adhesive (it's a double sided tape) and it worked beautifully. I think it is best to use this tape (or, perhaps, Fast Fuse) when making boxes. SNAIL just isn't strong enough for 3D projects.
I already owned this cake stand and clear cover, which made it easy to keep little fingers away from the treats until the end of the party, and a snap to transport in the car.
Here's what you need to make your own sugar free birthday cake!