Sunday, March 18, 2012

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Star Wars Lego Party

 You're Invited: The invitations, so hard to choose.  We sent out all three!

The Birthday boy.  This is so Dylan!  It's actually what told me he was having a good time.  No words, just the force used on mom and her camera.

 I dressed up too!  Well, i had to, I was the Jedi trainer.  I walked the kids through a routine using the script from the Jedi Training Camp at Disneyland.  

Once they learned and practiced the routine, we blasted the Darth Vadar music and I rushed the kids to a hiding place.  Then, Darth Vadar (aka Dad) marched out and challenged all the kids.  He wanted them to join the dark side and they all screamed "never!"  We had each kid go through the routine they had learned and 'fight' Darth Vadar.
 They all got their own mini light sabers that glowed and we played a game where we dropped meteors from the 2nd floor and they had to pop a 'meteror.'
 This is my favorite project.  I would make the legs a little different next time by gluing them closer to the body.  He is made out of a 10 dollar trash can from Walmart, some foam poster board, regular poster board, paint and scrapbook paper.  Awesome!
 I forgot to get a picture but I made treat bags with lego brick candy inside and labels that were Star Wars and Lego blocks. 
 Once they completed their Training Camp and got Darth Vadar to find himself a galaxy far, far away, they each received medals.
This was a canvas I painted for a friend of Dylan's. It's still one of my favorites!
 To start the party we played the Star Wars theme song and each kid got their own official Jedi robe.
 Even the girls loved being jedis.
 To make things a little more controlled with so many little ones, we had a boys table and a girls table.  The girls were much neater. lol.
Alright, so I kind of ran out of time for the cake.  I had a lego mold but decided to make a light saber instead.  We also had light saber hot dogs, yoda soda and wookie cookies. 
 My own cupcake toppers.

Thanks for coming Darth!

Twilight Saga Party

I had a Twilighters anonymous party.  A lot of my friends enjoyed the books but none of us were totally willing to admit it or commit to seeing a midnight movie.  So I threw a party!  It started super late, we played some games, scooped up lots of movie candy, and had some delicious appetizers.  
 The single apple.

 Candles are so Twilighty.

 I had to paint something.  So here is the Cullen crest painted onto a wooden plaque and hung with ribbon.

 Thank goodness the films come out right after Halloween.  Found these just in time.
 I don't know about you but I have to have licorice at the movies.

 Amazing free labels for everything to complete your party.  You can find them here!
 Thank heavens my husband decided to get me roses just because.
 No movie party would be complete without a Cullen candy bar.
 Family picture frames taken over by the Cullen's and the wolf pack.
 Just in case you wanted to know which team i am on, this is what was covering the form under the cape.
 Lots of table scapes.

 Edward greeted guests and was gracious enough to stand in many of our group shots.
An Easy New Moon banner on ribbon. 
 Bella and Edward filled picture frames around the house.

The Invite.

Knights in Shinning Armor Party

How do you do a boy and girl party for
four year olds?  Ahhh, a knight and princess party.

We had many damsels in distress answer the call and adorn themselves in their fanciest princess attire.  All the royal attendees received blue sashes upon being knighted and after receiving their training.

 The kids, oops I mean the royal little ones all enjoyed waving their flags as we sang the birthday song to the bravest of all knights in training.

We used many plastic tablecloths and cut out the square shapes to make it look a little more medieval.

The main party event was the training activity.  I drew, copied, colored, crumpled, and burned these pieces of paper to make them look super cool.  They had to follow the map, find the clues, and bring back the treasure in order to get their training completion certificates and be officially knighted by king Dad.

For take-home treats we found these cool potion bottles and added a tag. The kids loved getting candy out of something so special.  

The girls got crowns, the boys got swords and everyone got their own purse of chocolate gold coins.  I glued plastic gold coins to ribbons and dangled them all over.  I was hoping for a mini version of the pirate loot room on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. lol.

I almost forgot...the royal invitations!  I spray painted wooden rods gold.  I printed the invite and glued it onto sheer gold paper and then I rolled them up and tied with gold ribbon and a princess or prince tag.  Very fun!