We don't use fancy plates and silverware though, just paper and plastic which also helps save clean up time. However, at each function I host I am always unsure where to put my plasticware. It never fails that when I use the plastic cups, one gets knocked over and spoons go flying all over the kitchen. Well no longer my friends, no longer.
I went to Lowe's and bought some flower pots and over the past two days I turned this, into this
While I putting the words on to the flower pots, Lucy was busy playing with her beads that I got for her to make a necklace. Half way through "knives" she very politely said "mommy, please help me." I turned to her and she had half a purple bead sticking out of her nose. When I pulled that one out, she said "mommy, this one too" and I looked and halfway up her other nostril, was an orange bead. I freaked out. This is one of my biggest fears as a mom, being "that" mom in the ER. Well I had my tweezers handy (thankfully) and I tried to get the bead out. After three failed attempts, I was finally successful. I kept surprisingly calm although inside I was panicking. When I was done, Lucy said "Thank you mommy, dese don't go in my nose anymore." To which I said "no baby, the only thing that is allowed in your nose is your finger okay?" "Okay," she said.
Now a better mom would have first grabbed her camera to take a picture, but alas I was unable to think rationally while I was trying to keep the bead from attacking her brain.
So all in all it was a successful night. I have super cute utensil holders for every event I have, and my kid no longer has a foreign object stuck in her nose and is fully aware now, that only fingers are allowed up there.
Three pots $.97 each
Three trays $.76 each
Paint on clearance at Lowe's $3
Gorilla Glue $3.97
Letters from my scrapbooking inventory.
I simply painted the pots with the paint, it's a satin finish. Then I glued them to the trays. I used rub on letters to put the words on, and eventually when I can find my modge podge I will put a quick coat over the letters so they won't come off.
Simple as that!