And don't forget your tasty beverage, alcholic or not!
This craft has only three steps to crafty happiness.
Step 1: spread peanut butter on the pine cone using a popsicle stick
Step 2: roll your peanut-butter-smeared pine cone in bird seed, dumping some on top for good measure, like sprinkles on an ice cream cone
Step 3: hang your bird-seed-coated pine cone SECURELY with string/yarn/twine. If you know me, I don't have to tell you that I did a haphazard job on this and that my pine cone slipped off within moments
There were definitely some birdseed-dumping incidents, but we can all laugh off a good mess and enjoy our two-year-olds' obession with sweeping as form of entertainment.
Once the craft is done, hang out with your friends and revel in the fact that your kids are growing up and don't need you to play right next to them anymore. They have fun on their own.
My favorite photo of the night is of Jax and Andrew. For two great friends, they just weren't in the mood to hug goodbye. Hence the hands by their side/chest bump/lean. Hilariously obedient and aloof.
Thank you to all my great friends for getting together once a month for an excuse to have a drink--I mean, get crafty (wink *). And just so you won't worry about us, of the five of us there, I was the only one neither pregnant nor breastfeeding. There was a lot of caffeine-free soda going on. And although I brought most of the ingredients for sangria, I did forget the triple sec so we'll just save that cocktail for next month!
Cheers to another memorable night, a successful craft, and great friends young and old(er)!
By the way, be sure to check out all the great sites I'm linking this craft up to in my Links n Things tab above!