Do you have friends who are just a fountain of creativity? I am lucky to have many but thrilled to introduce you to one in particular. Meet Stephanie: mom to Matias, owner of a local design business (Besch Designs), photographer, sailer and ultimate crafter of turning trash into amazing treasure! We had the excitement of taking part in her latest project, Matias’ dockside sailing party in celebration of his 5th birthday.
Stephanie really wanted to create a mix of learning, doing and also having just plain old fun. One of the things she was trying to accomplish was for the kids to learn that your location has coordinates, so she included the latitude and longitude of the party on the invitations and had a sign on the boat building table that further explained the concept of coordinates. Another fun detail was the “Slip 5″ theme used throughout the party to connect the dockside sailing party to Matias’ 5th birthday. To boot, she even had a slip knot tutorial that her husband, Captain Paul, helped the kids perfect!
She had so many unique ideas including the “message in a bottle” invitations, a “dock”side entrance made from crates, personalize and hoist a burgee, build then race your own boat, sailboat themed sandwiches and the confetti popper finish! From borrowing wooden pallets from the local grocery store for the dock side entrance to building a sailing canal out of cardboard floral boxes (among other things), there are so many amazing & authentic details that you don’t want to miss!