Sunday, January 13, 2008

All tied up in 2004

So we had this tye-dye party in 2004. I had read about the idea in a magazine as a birthday party idea...and Audra wanted to do one. None of my children have a summer birthday, so we decided we would have a "just because we feel like it" party. So Audra and I made up invitations and sent them out to a lot of kids from our family, church and neighborhood. Everyone was to bring a plain white t-shirt (or another item they chose to tye-dye)

I bought a bunch of ice cream treats to give the children and Rachel brought peanut butter fingers. I provided the dyes which were purchased from Michael's and lots of rubber bands and other stuff to help us do out project. Everyone seemed to have a great time.


Unfortunately I do not have pictures of kids with completed shirts because they all took home wet, tied up shirts in pastic bags. They had to wait a number of hours before rinsing and washing their shirts. I made sure to print up copies of instructions for the parents. The shirts all turned out great. At least the ones I saw. I will have to hunt around to see if I have a picture of any of my kids wearing their shirts.
Maybe I ought to do another one of these parties before my children grow up!

9 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What fun!

Wanda said...

Oh did this bring back memories. When we lived in Santa Barbara years ago, this was the craze! We did it all the time. So fun. Wish I still had those T-shirts!!!

Gudl said...

Yes, have another party like that and invite us!! We will come! Looking forward to it....;-)

Rachel said...

The kids had a great time! It's funny how different they all look just a few years later.

Martha said...

PS Your photographer lived about 45 minutes away.

Tracy said...

We used to do tie dye shirts at camp each year. It was fun.

Christine said...

How fun! I have yet to do this with my kids. :)

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

hey this is a great photo series of tle party in 2004, very nice that reminds me of my childhood too!

I also wanted to let you know, that I posted "frost nature" Janyary 20th (because flu my flu haha!) You might like to see it,yu also might like to listen to the the music in combination with this nature..

Have a good week my dear

JoAnn from Holland

Jenny said...

That is a great idea for a party!