Disclosure: Although I was not compensated for this posts materials used in this post had been provided for a previous post by Tulip.
First of all Tulip sent us about a million T-shirts and tons of dye so I did what any thrifty mom would do. I came up with a party theme and forced it on my kid.
Tie Dye Party … Baby!
But let’s be honest there aren’t a ton of themes out there for 12 year old boys. And it just so happens that one of the three boys we invited was a tie dye enthusiast. Gavin really liked the whole idea too.
Decorating for this party was so easy. I had previously tie dyed a canvas drop cloth and it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to for my outdoor curtains. Now, it’s a table cloth.
My husband told Gavin to pick out some oversized balls and fill them up with candy. Now this was the interesting part. You can fill your basket with candy at the self serve candy section but be prepared you will have to count it all out. Sorry, people behind us in line. Note to Party City… you may want to invest in a scale.
Jude and Gavin helped me make a few tie dyed t-shirts for decoration and for us to wear later. As soon as our guests came in the claimed the ones they wanted. But that’s before they knew that they were going to get to make some.
The boys enjoyed some wings and then this delicious ice cream cake from Cold Stone, leftover from our ice cream party. I just sat back and watched them enjoy since you know I’m fighting that food addiction and all.
After cake we went out to the garage and started dying our shirts. I tell you what these kids loved this. Just wait until you see how many shirts 4 boys made. AND THEY WERE AWESOME!!!
And this is how they turned out I can’t even pick out my favorite one because they are all so cool.
Jude helped me wash out the extra dye and then I ran them trough the wash. Now it’s time to deliver them to Gavin’s friends. One of which has decided he will be wearing a different tie dye shirt each day the first week of school. I told you he was a tie dye enthusiast.
Have you tie-dyed before? What do you like to tie dye? Have you ever had a tie-dye party? Tell us about it