golden birthday part one: wrapping paper
October 24th, 2011
Right before kcwc took off this year, we celebrated my daughter's golden birthday. The theme was gold, because we are original like that. It was a fitting theme, but a little odd--not a lot of golden party games (oh I found one though)--so we went a little crazy with the decorations.
The giant golden 6 idea came from this post for a fringey monogram. The fringey detail is super cool, but it also takes quite a bit of time, so I took a short cut and used wrapping paper--glittery, golden wrapping paper! I drew a huge six on the wall with chalk, taped the wrapping paper over it, and then cut right inside the line I drew. The whole thing took about 1/2 hour + 1 1/2 rolls of wrapping paper. It looks wrinkley in the photo, but the paper (and my baseboards and my floor and my hands and my face) was so glittery that I didn't notice until I took the picture.
The humongous glittery six looked a little plain, if you can believe it, so I added those shooty out lines all around it. Blazzam! Then with the extra bit of wrapping paper I made a golden paper chain for above the picnic table. You can see the crazy, glittery texture of the wrapping paper a bit better here.
The actual present was wrapped in golden wrapping paper too of course. I think it's a sweater...