I'm aiming for a $80 party which will included food, decorations, crafts, pass-the-parcel and goodies. However I don't want the usual prominent stuff from the party area of Coles. And If I do get some of that stuff, I want it to be second hand and maybe upcycled.
This being my last week of the holidays, I popped in to my local op shop (only 5 minute walk from my home) to search for toys or trinkets for pass-the-parcel. I spent a whopping $22 from my $80 budget, but I did well. Take a look...
|Op Shop Finds|
I purchased 2 candle calabra's to decorate the table for $3 each, quality glass bead necklaces, bracelets and other lovelies for pass-the-parcel. Flower, sandalwood fan and 1 necklace are Dolly's, as part of her costume.
Here are close ups of the great items.
|Quality Trinkets for Party Favours|
|Silver - Yes silver! With tiny animal charms.|
|Pretty in Pink Glass Beads.|
|Zebra Beads to Die For. 5 Of Them. I'm Dancing The Happy Dance.|
|Heavy Glass, Stone and Silver Beads.|
|Mini Guitar - We Have a Couple of Boys Invited.|
I am upcycling some items and re-threading beads.
The elastic on the zebra bracelet was damaged, it was also too big for small wrists. The Glass, stone and silver beaded bracelet was also far to big for little girls. I cut them and turned them into 4 bracelets fit for Queens with a few additions of spare beads from home.
|2 Bracelets Re-threaded to Perfection.|
As for the guitar, I made it a bit more fancy to be fit for a royal king. I just need to layer a little more gold glitter and maybe some ribbon.
Have you been op shopping, thrifting, charity shopping?