My friend's little one turned three years old last weekend.
I'd post a picture of my friend's adorable little girl, but I'm a bit skeptical of posting pics of youngins on the world wide web. There are some crazies out there, you know?
As we all know, kids have a very short attention span... so what do you get a three year old that she'll LOVE? Her Mom made it clear that I should not spend a lot of money on a toy that she'll only play with for a few minutes before she moves on to the next toy... so that gave me an idea. Why not get her a BUNCH of toys?
Now, before you think I'm crazy... and that I have deep pockets, I figured that a big "basket-O-toys" would definitely make her face light up, but I was determined to do it on a budget. Her Mom had mentioned that she likes Dollar Store toys just as much as she does expensive toys. So off I went to the the Dollar Store. I packed my cart full of 20 toys from princess outfits to bug kits. Guess how much the total was? Ha! 20 bucks! Everything's a dollar!
Then I arranged it in a small laundry basket that I picked up at Garden Ridge for 4 bucks.
I wrapped it up in clear basket wrap that I got at the Dollar Store and I slapped on a bow.
Here's the finished basket...
And her face definitely lit up... and I even got a shriek when she laid eyes on it.
So there you go... get the most for your money while still making a little girl happy.
P.S. I'm almost done with my kitchen chairs. Refinishing them has taken me a lot longer then I projected! I'll be back tomorrow with pics of my finished chairs (but the above picture gives you a preview!)