Pet Rocks


It's amazing to me how quickly a rock can come alive if you hot glue some googly eyes to it.  Nothing says 70s like a Pet Rock - one of the most successful nonsensical inventions of all time.  These painted pet rocks served to add some 70s colors (avocado, tiger lily, and yellow) to our table setting and also doubled as place card holders.  After spray painting the rocks (even outdoors the spray paint almost suffocated me) and letting them dry over night, I hot glued different sized googly eyes to them in ways that I thought made them look alive.  I then tied a "leash" around each rock and attached a name card for each of our guests.  Everybody loved these new friends and they really added an element of whimsy to the party.  Plus, at the end of the night, everyone got to take his/her pet rock home.  All of our guests loved their new pet!  And these pets are VERY easy to care for.