and then a tutorial on the rest of the process involved in making the message in a bottle invitations that the entire family created for Willow's upcoming pirate-themed birthday party
|removing labels and sticky glue from the glass bottles|
|burning the edges of the invitations to make them look all roughed up|
|We only accidentally completely incinerated one invitation!|
|stuffing the bottles|
|and sealing them with crayon wax|
We hand-delivered these, all but one that Matt mailed to little friends who live the next town over. This party theme of Will's is so inspiring, though, that we have a LOT of projects to work on before the big day--prepping a treasure hunt, building a plank to have kids walk, practicing pirate face paint, learning how to twist balloons into pirate swords, buying a watermelon for Matt to carve into a pirate ship, baking a giant brownie cake to paint like a treasure map...
It's going to be a busy week!