I'd agree with you about the focal point except that was explicitly part of the instructions. I think that if Rebecca had done the hammock she talked about, she would have been okay. Justine said hers would be the doors, and she did the doors and they were great.
This was me; I thought oh cool, you can go look through telescopes, but I didn't realize that you didn't have to go look; she had made them into windows where you could just sit and have a view.
And her flower floor was to die for. Just gorgeous.
I was very happy with Justine's win. She had the best idea for the "photo booth" -- you really need to be able to DO something for the picture, like sing into the mike or play the guitar. Lilly's was my least favorite, partly because I think "finally making your daughter sleep in her own bed at age five" isn't something I'd want to celebrate.
I wonder if they had the party task for last just so they could use it for the finale party.