I could use a little help from my blogger friends. Frannie is having a birthday soon - she will be turning nine - did I say that? Nine - holy cow! She will be having a "Learn To Knit" party and is inviting her Brownie/Jr. Girl Scout troop (the girls range in age from 8-11). A friend of mine has graciously offered her place of business to hold the party, and I have graciously accepted. She owns a stationery store called Paper Dolls and has the perfect room for our event - it has two large tables and plenty of chairs. The funny thing is, before she offered her store, I had already planned on having a "Paper Doll" theme (I guess it's just meant to be), along with a "Learn To Knit" activity.Here's what we have planned so far - I am making invitations using the large paper doll fabric. I have copied them onto card stock and I am cutting out the dolls. Each doll will hold a pair of knitting needles - I made them out of toothpicks with sparkly bead toppers for ends and put 5 yarn stitches on each pair - cute, if I do say so myself. Each girl in attendance will receive a pair of knitting needles (made by me - I'll tell you about that later) with twelve stitches already cast on, and a ball of yarn. The girls will only learn how to do the knit stitch. They will also receive a Girl Scout knitting badge for their sashes. I plan to make cupcake holders out of the pink paper doll fabric (again, copied onto card stock), and I'm thinking of using the light blue doll fabric as cupcake toppers as well as making some faux balls of yarn with thin strips of fondant or shoelace red licorice. I also thought that a reading of Knitting Nell by Julie Jersild Roth would be fun.
So this is where your advice comes in - what ideas can you think of for this kind of theme party? Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.