Knowing in advance that
you’ll want to make a scrapbook of your child’s party, you
can save items such as the guest list, the invitations and any greeting
cards the child gets in the mail. All of these can be added to the
Creating a Children’s Birthday Scrapbook
when my kids were young, I loved their birthday parties and wanted to
capture every moment. Often though, it wasn’t until after the
party was over that I realized I only took a few photos and that I
didn’t save any of the extra invitations.
Knowing in advance that you’ll want to make a scrapbook of
your child’s party, you can save items such as the guest
list, the invitations and any greeting cards the child gets in the
mail. All of these can be added to the scrapbook.
Consider taking a photo of each guest as they arrive. This photo can be
with or without your own birthday child. If you are not using a digital
camera, consider having 3 sets of photos printed. Set one is for the
scrapbook you are making of the party. Set two is to send to each
guest’s parents, and set three is to put away for when your
child is older and wants their own set of photos of their first 20
years of life.
When it’s time to open presents, in addition to taking
photos, save the cards that come with the gifts. These make wonderful
additions the scrapbook. Often, at younger ages, children make their
own cards, and they are truly too precious to throw out. Add them to
your birthday scrapbook.
If you’ve ordered a cake, or even if you’ve baked a
cake, take a photo before the candles are added. If you’ve
used a family recipe to bake the cake, make a copy of the recipe to
include in the scrapbook alongside the picture of the cake.
Does the party have a theme? If you are purchasing stickers to give
away in goodie bags, purchase an additional set of stickers (of course
acid free and lignin free) to add to your scrapbook pages.
If the child’s grandparents are at the party, make sure to
take photos of the child with the grandparents. This is true for other
relatives that are there also. Mini albums for relatives who do or do
not attend make wonderful gifts. I love when I get photos of my niece.
It’s so neat to keep up with her parties and other activities
With the above suggestions, you’ll create a lasting memory
for both you and your child.
Audrey Okaneko has been scrapbooking for several years. She can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visited at www.scrapping-made-simple.com
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