Am I being tight?

My husband at the moment thinks I am one big tight arse!  Now I’m starting to wonder if I possibly am.  This week sees Phoebe attend no less than about 7 birthday parties, mind you, this is not including her own.  The fact that I have to buy my baby girl a present and put on a little shindig for her, already means the budget is tight.  I am the present buyer in this house you see, and I think that hubby sometimes forgets that  I only work part-time.

So this year (ok month), I’m tryng something different.  I’m trawling the internet and pinning my heart out over at Pinerest, head over and see this board in particular.  Most the kids who I’ll be buying for have heaps of toys (compared to Phoebe who never really has had alot, she prefers her dolls, dress ups and playing in the  garden) and I’m really at a loss as to what get them, truly I am!  It’s not just about the money, although that is a factor, seriously what do I get some of these kids?

I’m going the homemade option this month, I want to see how it goes.  I’m trying to make things the kids will like and then pretty them up a bit.  I’m hoping some of the Mum’s give me honest feedback, if you think they are crap, please tell me, if you love the idea, tell me that too.

These are the gifts for Round One.  They are jars with homemade puff paint along with some instructions.  The kids paint their own picture on some card, then it gets microwaved for a few seconds and just like magic, the paint rises and creates texture.  I included some coloured paper in one, but for the second I changed my mind and added in some brushes instead.  Phoebe loves it and tested it out, so hopefully the other kids will too.

So what do you think?

Bel x


7 thoughts on “Am I being tight?

  1. Cool, I love it. That is very creative gift for you and the intended recipient. Buying presents for kids birthday parties does get expensive, trust me I know!

    • It’s so true Yvette, it gets so expensive and it’s hard to know where to draw the line. The feedback on them so far from the kids has been great, and lets face it, they’re the ones we are trying to please!

  2. Great idea Bel, we always made some playdough and bought some cutters for friends older children when new babies arrived into their families xx

  3. I’m all for handmade gifts, there are some fantastic paper doll printables around, printed on some nice card and packaged in a cute storage box, makes a terrific present!

  4. Pingback: Puff Paint – the recipe | amumsreality

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