Friday night, Mattie Claire and I braved the weather and went to a Build a Bear party about 1 hour and 15 minutes from home. She had a great time. The mom fed them pizza in the food court and gave tokens for the merry go round after building their new friend. I was getting ready to head out when I saw a blogger friend. I recognized her and her daughter from their pictures on her blog. I feel like I know her, so I had to go up and introduce myself. That meeting has already led to two new followers, so thanks Laura.
I wanted to share some ideas for a candy party. It is really a lollipop birthday party, but I thought a candy party might be a little simpler. There are a couple of cute gumball machines on etsy that can be personalized as favors, but they are a little more than I would spend on favors. Bellahope even has sippy cups that have space for candy. I found the above gumball machines at WalMart for $1 each. I bought them for Mattie Claire's friends; I plan to paint their names on them for a little Easter happy. I also found some Jelly Belly scented bubbles at Target. Add a little cellophane to the machines and bubbles, and I think you would have a precious and affordable favors. What do you think?