A palette of pastels sets the stage for a big-girl gala she'll never forget.
Tuck party information (printed or handwritten on colored card stock) inside a fancy paper purse. Draw handbag shape onto patterned paper, then cut out. Glue outer edges of paper to cardstock, leaving an opening for the invite.
Even high-society-girls in training need one fabulous accessory. In this case, it's a floppy hat embellished with fancy flowers. Simply glue a wide ribbon around the brim of each bonnet. Have guests glue bunches of silk daisies to the ribbons. Let dry before wearing.
Sheets of vellum were used to create these tea-bag packets (waxed paper works too). Using a real tea bag as your guide, fold paper and glue sides, leaving the top open. Fill bag with ladylike loot, then staple. To finish, attach a paper tag with string.
Copyright © 2003. Reprinted with permission from the May 2003 issue of Parents magazine.