January 18, 2012

Things That Get You Through Winter Party

I was invited to a birthday party for a friend last week with the theme
"What Gets You Through Winter", (great idea!) and I immediately 
thought about  how after every Christmas, after the tree goes down, 
I like to go to a green house and pick out a few new houseplants 
and breathe in the warm air. (I try to avoid greenhouses in the 
summer-too hot for me, but perfect in the winter.)

Something about bringing in fresh, living green plants helps us think 
spring when everything is frozen outside (usually...this winter has 
been an exception with 40-50 temperatures. I'm not complaining!).

So, as a gift for this party, I took one of my baby jade plants and tried
out my liquid chalkboard paint for the first time to decorate the pot.

After painting the pot and allowing to dry, I used my new
chalk markers I got from Uppercase Living to write little care 
messages on it, like watering instructions and "Think Spring".

Here was someone else's idea of what gets them through winter: 
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. Mmmm....I agree.

Someone else said "art and color" gets them through, so they 
brought a blank canvas with paints for a group effort to 
create a bright abstract painting for the birthday girl.

Even the kids got to help...

I thought this was a creative party idea--so much better than no
theme at all, and thinking about trying this for a great excuse for 
people to get together and eat, drink, be creative,
and hold on until spring comes.

If you are in a cold weather climate, what are some things
that get you through winter?

Linking up with these and this party.

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  1. Love the chalkboard pot, that cheesecake looked very tasty too!

  2. What a cute idea! We just bought our first cans of chalkboard paint.
    I can't wait to do something with it! I live in N.C. so we have crazy weather.
    Hot one day - we are in shorts and flip flops and cold the next with scarves and gloves.
    I love pansies! They get me through the winter and I get to have fun with flowers while waiting for spring.
    Sherry's Bees Nest

    1. Chalkboard paint is so much fun to use-endless ideas. We've been having crazy weather all across the country this year! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Looks really cool! Chalkboard paint has been revolutionary for design. You could sell those in stores.

    1. Thank you-I agree, chalkboard paint has almost endless ideas for usage!

  4. I love it! Gonna have to break out the chalkboard paint. Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday at Saved by Love Creations. I am following your blog and twitter now. Blessings...

    1. Thanks for the kind words and for following! I have loved following all of your cool paper creations!

  5. What a great idea!! I'm going to have to borrow that, for sure! And, I LOVE the chalkboard pot! Great addition to the theme.

    Thanks for linking up!!


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