Jules had an eventful birthday this year. Her piano recital was first thing on Saturday morning….no sleeping in for you sweetheart.
We spent the rest of the afternoon at home, prepping for the party. The kids had a blast – it was a very ‘crafty’ time. I kid you not….its like a glitter bomb went off in my house. I will be cleaning that up for months to come….hahahaha The projects were winter themed; button wreaths, foam picture frames and tiny little wooden shapes. The girls decorated their own cupcakes as well.
All in all a busy, messy and loud birthday. I would call that a success
Happy 11th Birthday Blondie….I love you
Another one for the books. Over the course of the night we had 30 people wandering around. See this Post for my inspiration. Jane was incredibly happy with her friends and the evening as a whole. Here are some highlights:
Food prep – regular and mini cupcakes. Frosted and un-frosted cookies. Pizzas in the oven.
Harriet greeting the guests.
Creating a photo corner for the the guests
Papa and Grandma the Witch
Bobbing for Apples
The kids looked like they had a blast. They did a Skull Toss for cookies, bobbed for apples and went ‘fishing’ for glow in the dark necklaces. My favorite was the apple bobbing. They got really into it and were very wet when I sent them home…..Sorry Parents!!
Hints on the Skull toss – the skulls below are all plastic and when we were setting up the games beforehand, it seemed like the bobbing for apples and fishing in the dark would not be enough….so out came a wide plastic Halloween Treat bowl. Perfect in a pinch and super easy. The kids really enjoyed it and played multiple times as the evening went on.
As I stated in my inspiration post – the best part about this is that it was super easy to adjust all of the Halloween decor and morph it into DIY Birthday/Halloween decor. A little pumpkin spray paint to blend the themes together and we are in business.
Look at how cute they are.
Happy Halloween Everyone! Be safe.
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Jane’s Birthday is at the beginning of August and she has always been disappointed that she has been unable to invite her school friends to her party (timing or just plain getting a hold of people during the summer). This year we postponed her party until after school had started. Jane decided on a Halloween theme and I am busy gathering the items she has asked for. Luckily since it is Halloween, I am just blending the Birthday decor and Halloween decor that I have saved over the years.
Dave and I have a few projects on deck that we were hoping to get done before her party….but that is not going to happen. Dave’s work is going to extend through the weekend and well into next week. I am thinking we will see him next Thursday or Friday. Oh, Well. I’ll get the house cleaned up and decorated.
My first precious girl turns 9 today. Happy Birthday sweet girl
Before a Dance Recital
Ahh- my Honey, my Blondie, my Miss Thing
Her Birthday Party is this weekend….we are going Ice Skating. Update ya next week.
Jane’s birthday party was over the weekend and here are a few highlights from the prep to the party.
I started with the invites as those would be my jumping off point for ideas. I used a graphic design program and came up with invite below. A quick upload to Walmart Photo Shop online and I had invites in no time.
Now for the stuffs. Jane’s pirate outfit included a stripped shirt, a red tutu, pirate hat and pirate necklace. The kids (and adults) all got eye patches and pirate hats. The princess wands were available for those that wanted them.
We had a tattoo and sunscreen station 🙂 , a small pool for the littles and a larger pool for the bigs.
Jane enjoyed herself immensely in both.
A little pinata action.
Happy Birthday Miss Jane! Mom and Dad love you.