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Friday, April 8

Fabulous Friday!

My daughter's Cheerleading team had a fabulous banquet a couple of Friday's ago. So today, I thought I would post some pictures of that wonderful event that my honey and I attended in Lily's honor. The girls dressed up and looked amazing!  They are all incredibly beautiful and fun-loving girls.  They are talented beyond belief and so devoted to what they do!
 
 
I volunteered to do the table decorations for the tables the girls were going to be sitting at.  The banquet was for Varsity and JV cheer.  I was so thrilled to use my creative talents to make something that would be fun, as well as a little gift for each girl.  

I took pictures of the girls and made crepe paper rosettes with their picture in the middle. Then, I had these small boxes that I covered in pictures of the teams... in the boxes, I loaded them up with Dove chocolates.  I put these in cellophane bags and made them all pretty.













         

I then designed and created each of the girls a scrabble tile key chain in a cheer theme with matching glass beads.  

I made 54 of these goodies and then placed them in the middle of the tables along with lose candy, shimmery streamers and lots of confetti.

The parents and girls loved these!  It was a joy for me to make them even if I didn't allow nearly enough time.  I spent two weeks straight, but I still could have used more time.  The story of my life, hee, hee.  It was fun to use my talents as I haven't been able to find the time or energy to do so in a while. 

I'm so blessed and I am always thrilled to play an active daily role in my girls lives.  A day doesn't go by when I don't think about how I can help them or do something for them.  A mother's love runs deep and never ends, does it?  My older daughter, who is a junior in college, is growing into her own woman.  I love watching this happen and sharing this with her.  She calls me several times a day to ask for advice, share her joys and sorrows or just chat.  It won't matter how old the girls get, I will always be by their side.

It's been a bumpy road over the last few years for the girls and I, but the joyous times are starting to out-weigh those horrible moments and recede further back in our minds.   

So, enjoy another fabulous Friday and make it a wonderful weekend!  Maybe you can find something creative to do for someone else... I know it fills me with joy! 



have an amazing day! 

7 comments:

Robin said...

You did an amazing job on these. Way to go Cheer Mom!!

kathleen said...

Thank you so much!!!

Christina said...

These are darling! How did you make the boxes?

kathleen said...

Christina,

They were boxes I happened to have... little white boxes, square... so I printed pics of the girl and just glued the pics of the girl on their box. On all sides... I hope that helps...

Thanks for compliment! They did turn out great!

Lindsey Rhodes said...

How did you make the scrabble tiles? Those are BEYOND cute!!! I'm looking to make some for our cheer team.

Lindsey Rhodes said...

I'm curious how you made the scrabble tiles? I'm looking to make some for our cheer team.

kathleen said...

Lindsey,

Thanks for your comment! These were really popular back then and instructions were all over the web. I just googled it and found this great tutorial for ya... http://www.makeandtakes.com/links/scrabble-tile-pendant-tutorial

If you have any further questions, just holler at me...

thanks again!