Over the weekend Tall Dad has been celebrating his 40th birthday. I really wanted to make something for his birthday, I just thought it would be more special. I’ll be honest and say I was at a complete loss what to actually buy him. Fortunately he decided he wanted a ‘thingy’ for his golf ‘huge a ma wotsit’ so I was off the hook with the main present.
I had been sent some fantastic games from Bananagrams (review to follow) have you heard of them? I hadn’t until I met them at BritMum Live, and I was really smitten with the idea of the games, and that there was a game for every age group. They have a great site with explanations of all the games on there. They’ve won lots of awards too.
This is a visual explanation of the core Bananagram game, on YouTube which I had to share with you.
They had also kindly sent me some additional tiles, for me to get crafty with. So I decided that Tall Dad’s 40th would be an ideal opportunity to use them.
I bought a frame and used a background picture of wrapped presents. I then set about arranging letters to get the combination that I wanted. This was trickier than I thought, but in the end I got there. I used ordinary clear glue, to glue them in place tile by tile.
So here is the result:
We always refer to ourselves as a team, so I wanted to try and get that word in.
He absolutely loved it, and I’m really chuffed how it turned out.
I must write down as well, that on the Sunday we went out to have a meal with Tall Dad’s family for his birthday. When we arrived I took Miss A to the loo, and saw two blue suede shoes pop under the stall door. I knew straight away who’s they were, and burst out laughing it was my BFF Claire. The girls were delighted as they got to play with their friends whilst we were waiting for the food. I got to have a chat to the person who I never run out of things to say to….win-win!
I have still got some tiles left though, so if you have any other ideas of what I could do with them then I would love to know.
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