Whew! One project done, checked off, sayonara!
It has been Big County Fair time at Sweet Bee Cottage (plus progress reports, school carnival, Worker Bee's birthday, etc.) and I have been a busy little bee working on our table and Christmas tree. The More Creative Bee and I have entered the table setting contest and and the Christmas tree decorating contest at the fair for at least 10 years now. (We've done it for so long that we can't remember how long it's been now. Sad, but true.)
This year the fair theme is
"A Jungle of Fun!"
And boy did we have fun! A few weeks ago we got together and brainstormed how we wanted to carry out the theme.
Yum....crocodile bites and rainforest canopy green salad to eat! Yumptious! Thirsty? Jungle Juice or Iced Mango Green Tea are your beverages of choice.
We used white tulle as an underskirt - trying to give the impression of mosquito netting. Over that we put a purchased brown tablecloth (from Anna's Linens).
Now remember, this is the county fair we're talking about so we just imagined that the jungle animals were having their own fair. Some of the first things we think of at the fair are horse racing (don't ask) and the ferris wheel.
So the centerpiece was a track we made out of felt and astroturf.
That More Creative Bee found a ferris wheel model to build and that was the start of our infield fair.
Here are the animals all lined up to ride the ferris wheel. See them holding onto their balloons and cotton candy? Yep, that More Creative Bee made the balloons out of paillettes and the cotton candy out of polyfill that she painted.
We also had the larger animals participate in a race around the track.
I made the little pennant banner for the finish line. (And yes, the gorilla came in first! Hope you bet on him!)
Our plates were from Target in turquoise and lime green. The brown flatware was some she picked up at a local grocery store chain in their clearance bins. See the napkins? This fabric was the inspiration for the whole table.
See what happens when the More Creative Bee really gets going? She hot glued jungle animals to each glass and some jungle colored leaves. These were so cute!
One other thing that I did for the table was the place cards. We couldn't believe our luck when we found jungle themed balsa wood frames at Michaels. I colored them and we decided this was a family event so the guests were Mom, Dad, More Creative Bee, and Sweet Bee.
To finish it off, MCB put together a set of pennant banners to wrap the edge of the table using more of that cute jungle fabric!
Frankly, all the credit for this cute table belongs to the More Creative Bee. She worked her glue gunned fingers to the bone on this one. And you can just catch a glimpse of her making final touches to the masterpiece (okay, she's really taking a picture, but it still looks like a good action shot).
I'll be back soon to share pictures of the other tables and our Christmas tree!
(And for those of you who know that lions and zebras and elephants are not exactly jungle animals, just know that our fabric inspired the whole design. Worker Bee is very glad I'm letting you know that I don't think these critters actually live in the jungle. Remember? Blame the fabric!)
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