Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ducky Ideas...

Living here in Florida requires a lot of well..... money

You can be a duck, like me...see illustration.
Explanation: A duck can allow water to just float off their back..
they probably don't even feel it....
this is my set goal to make it down here on one income and no credit cards and to not feel embarrassed or even judged (gasp).

One thing I was dreading...before I became a duck of course, was my children's birthday's.

I thought I would share a little about what I did for each of them.
Claire turned 1 in June....this means SHE will have no recollection of her amazing party except for the pictures we took. Therefore, I can probably get away with the least for her.... Her party was entitled:

This party involved little more than making cupcakes and homemade lemonade and sharing them with our closest neighbors....good times, great pictures and a lot of cheap fun!

Lily turned 3 in September. This was a little more difficult to come up with a creative idea that didn't cost a thing, or close to nothing. Her party was entitled:


Get the picture? I went to the dollar store, bought two rolls of crepe paper, pinwheels and tape. The kids loved this. The entire party lasted 1 hour, which was exactly how I wanted it, and everyone got to participate. Of course Lily got cupcakes and lemonade too :)

Just thought I would share my experience on making lasting memories for you and your children and not breaking the bank doing so....


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