Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Valentine fit for a Superstar.
This year marks the first year that Ellie gets to celebrate Valentine's Day with her friends at school. She was so excited when I told her that people bring their friends candy and prizes every year on this day. Last week, we loaded up the car, Target bound, to find some prizes to add to her valentines. It wasn't until we arrived at the store that I realized she thought I was going to go through the toy aisle and pick out a birthday-sized present for each kid in her class. Oops.
I steered her toward the stationary and party aisles, hoping for something that we both would like. I envisioned striped pencils or adorable erasers, but her eyes totally lit up when she saw the packs of brightly colored superstar glasses (with a Kanye twist).
I knew there was no turning back, and luckily a pack of 4 was only $2. At that price I was able to buy a pair for every kid in class for $10.
We went home and looked through my packaging/paper stash and came up with a simple solution. We packaged each pair of glasses in see-through glassine envelopes and made a little wrap around label to complete the look.
Ellie signed her name on the back part of the wrap around labels and we added a little striped tape to the flap as well.
Not bad for a newbie with $10!