Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Street Party Album [part 2]

The second half of my Street Party album......part 1 is here.......I wanted this album to be quick to make......no agonising over what to use.....the memory was the main thing.....so I pulled out all my 'patriotic' type papers......and a variety of red,white and blue embellishments.....and made it over 3 evenings.
 There was a great deal of eating and drinking involved!!
 The children all wore red,white and blue.......and had their faces painted.
 They were all given flags and party blowers.....and had a parade.
A group photo......all the children were given a copy of a group photo as a permanent memento of the day.
One of the best things about the day was how much fun the children had.....no tears or tantrums.....and not an electronic device in sight.....though someone did have the ingenious idea of putting a snooker table in their front garden for the older kids!!


 Early evening the hot food arrived....and 2 BBQs were fired up.......yet more eating!!
And despite the mountain of food.......this was all that was left by 8pm
We managed to get eveything finished and tidied away just before the rain started.......and everybody agreed that a street party should be an annual event.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I think you have achieved your purpose of keeping the memories and also made a wonderful album.

Beverly said...

I love the entire album, Jacky. You amongst a few others are inspiring me to scrap events right after they happen!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Even though you took a "done is better than perfect" approach to these pages, they are really nice and have great touches. I think "tea time" is my favorite.
What a great way to capture the memory.
Rinda
ps Saw the Sagrada Familia today and thought of you.

Dora said...

Lovely photos here Jackie, and all layered up so nicely and so colourful, ... lovely day that looks xxx

Scrappi Sandi said...

So many wonderful memories! I'd love to be part of a street party...such a great community spirit! This book is a perfect keepsake! :D

furrypig said...

Great way to preserve all those memories. I am such a slow scrapper wish I could work a bit quicker though using sketches does help!

dogmatix said...

Love the pages and the use of all the red, white and blue :)

Abi said...

These are such lovely pages. It looks like you guys had such a fab time. Clever idea with the snooker table too!

Karen said...

These are all lovely layouts--the red, white, and blue papers are wonderful. What a wonderful keepsake!

Alison said...

What a great job you've made of this Jacky...and in record time!
Alison xx

Amanda said...

It looks like you had such a great time and what a wonderful reminder you will have to look back on.

Kathyk said...

How did I miss this post Jacky??? Your album looks terrific - LOVE your collection of photos.

Re: your comment on the Bell Inn on my blog .... a possible venue for your next visit to your rellies in Stroud as it's probably less than ten miles from them.

Kathyk

scrappyjen said...

Fantastic work - you have been so productive! Great colours. You really capture the feel of the event. jenx

Sian said...

It looks amazing! Do you think you could keep it going every year? Wouldn't that be something!

Becky said...

These are great pages and make a lovely book :-)

Jennifer Grace said...

The street party looks amazing, I'm quite jealous! I love the the activities that were going on, and I like your page with the doilies on showing the kids colouring in. I hope you do manage to throw a party each year, wouldn't that be fantastic!

Thanks so much for joining in my Scrapbooking Soiree, it was fantastic to see your album! x