How to Decorate Flip Flops for Kid Fun!

Decorating Flip Flops is a fun party activity. It is a craft that is as fun for a party of bridesmaids as it is a party of five year olds. All you need is a pair of flip flops in a solid color, ribbons or markets and your imagination and you are ready to go.

If gathering all of the materials seems like a big chore to you then you can get several kits for making them. The company Noodle Head makes a kit for little kids and a second kit for teens. Alex Toys also makes a kit called Flip ‘Em Flops that have soles and seven pairs of ribbons. This means you can wear a different color ribbon on your flip flops every week. This is expensive and not as fun and personal as decorating your flip flops.

There are many ways to put a personal touch on flip flops including creatively writing your name on them, crawing flowers on them adding stars and using a marker to draw swirls, polka dots and other shapes.

Graffiti decorated flip flops also look nice. You can write any message you want on them. Don’t forget to write messages on the soles of your feet for extra effect. That way when you are sitting cross legged others can read your messages.

There are all kinds of nice items that can be used for decorations. You can roll thongs in glue and then roll them in tiny glitter and sequins. You can glue on larger sequ3enx and flat gems toms. You can also get special waterproof glue that allows you to wear these decorated flip-flops in the water.

You can also fix great big flowers, buckles, buttons and anything shiny to the flip flops to give them a nice look. Big flowers are easy twine on flip flops. In fact if you have a selection of fake flowers on hand you can customize your thongs to suit just about every outfit.

If you are really ambitious you can even make your own flip flops. All you need is a chunky foam for the base of the flip flops and fabric strips that will be threaded through holes that you poke in the soles. Then all you need is a hot glue gun and paints to decorate your flip flops. This is a simple craft but be forewarned that they do not last as long as the ones that you buy in the store.

How to Decorate for a Fiji Inspired Tea Party

Pamper your girlfriends with a Fiji Vacation inspired Tea Party complete with exotic fruit teas, pomegranate and bird of paradise centerpieces, spicy curry wraps, banana scones and a relaxing foot massage.

A Fiji Vacation Tea Party should be evocative of soft breezes, large nodding flowers and the sweet formal politeness of tea service at an ocean side hotel. Remember that Fiji was a British colony for years, so it is time to get out your most formal china, crispest white tablecloths and finely crafted silver. You will be contrasting the prim and proper with exotic curries, grass mats and sheer netting thrown over a cabana.

This type of tea party is best thrown out doors in the middle of the summer when the heat is reminiscent of the sensual weather of the South Pacific. A canopy erected in the back yard and draped with filmy mosquito netting and bright batik fabrics (in crimson, orange and dark blue) serves nicely as a make shift cabana. Throw some silk pillows on some grass mats in a corner of the cabana to encourage your guests to take of their shoes and relax.

To make them feel special, hire a manicurist to do their nails or toe nails or even better yet hire one of your kids to give each guest a foot massage. Imagine their delight when they open an invitation that includes a foot massage on the menu. The invitation could read “Free Your Mind and Soul At My Fiji Vacation Tea Party.” Or “You Are Invited to Vacation For An Afternoon At My Fiji Tea Party.” Also ask all of your guests to wear white to get into the Colonial spirit of the party.

Of course no Menu for a Fiji Tea Party would be complete without a generous selection of finger foods as the indigenous populations of Fiji eat with their hands. This menu for your Fiji Vacation Tea Party is based on authentic Fiji dishes and colonial twists on sweet on such Fiji food staples as potatoes, coconut, pineapple cassava, tapioca, shrimp and goat.

Burning coconut or pineapple incense would bring a nice ambience to the atmosphere as would music featuring Hawaiian guitars or soothing New Age music that features ocean waves on the sound track. Another nice touch would be to present each guest with an orchid or other exotic flower to tuck behind their ear as a party favor. A parting gift could be a little bottle of coconut or crème de cacao lotion from the Body Shop or sticks of coconut incense. After the sun goes down, freestanding bamboo lamps to add to the ambience.