28 May 2014

A Birthday Gift Sans Gift Wrap

A few weeks ago (when it was still cold and rainy) the boys got to go to their dear friend's ice cream themed birthday party.  I ended up finding a great gift that went perfectly with the theme and I came up with a pretty creative way to wrap out gift.

 Our gift consisted of this wooden ice cream cone toy

and a kids apron from Target.  I couldn't find an image of the one we bought, but this one below is another cute ice cream cone option.  The kids apron we bought from target had a ruffle detail.


I wrapped the toy using the apron.  The ties worked well to create a bow in the front, the apron's neck loop went around the box handle and the ruffle detail ended up creating a small "skirt" for our present.  I didn't use any paper or extra ribbons.  A pretty green gift wrap, I would say. :)  

To cover up the exposed handle, some card stock circles were taped on with the letters of the birthday girl's name written on them.

Little Pilot also made a matching ice cream birthday card.  We simply cut out some half circles out of construction paper and glued them on top of a drawn ice cream cone.

If you have an excited child like I did, a little tape may have held the top part of the apron a little better in place (you can see it wrinkling a bit).

The party itself was super cute and my friend Jenny always comes up with the best decorations and party games.  Here are the boys having some fun at the party.


9 comments:

  1. Super cute! Love that the present matched the theme!

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  2. Great idea! And love your happy kiddos

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  3. I love wooden food sets! Cute way ti wrap it!

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  4. oh yay! i'm glad to see a photo was taken of lucy's adorable gift... before she unwrapped it ;)
    ... so i really have to get on that birthday post... ha!

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  5. That is a fabulous gift wrap. Love it. That party looks smashing. I love a good ice cream party!

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  6. Love that you wrapped it with the apron. So clever. And what a fun party...love the ice cream bowling :)

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  7. Love the ice cream cone bowling. And such a great gift idea. I'm sure it was loved.

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  8. Very Asian in wrapping the gift with fabric! I like their idea of ice creme bowling1

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  9. LOVVVVVE that fabric. What an adorable little party!

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