Happy Sunday to you! I hope you've had a great weekend! Ours has been a busy one. We had Nathan's birthday party on Friday night which was a lot of fun! I will say it was tiring, BUT it was so much fun having 6 little boys running around screaming having a great time! Thanks to Emma she helped keep everything under wraps.
To begin the party, each of the boys had to dress the part! The theme of the birthday was a Jedi Training, so they each had a jedi cloak (SUPER easy to sew....I didn't finish any edges and I got the fabric from Joannes last week in Cleveland for a great price). Then each of the boys needed to have a name badge with a check list on the back.
On the kids' name badges I had a picture of Yoda, then it said "Jedi in Training". On the back was the checklist that included:
- consume galactic pizza and Yoda soda
- build a light saber
- save the galaxy
- destroy the death star
- final test
When the boys arrived we watched part of a Clone Wars episode (an easy way to keep the kids entertained while we waited for everyone.) Then they came upstairs and made their own pizzas and decorated their own light sabers.
After dinner, we headed outside for a great play! The boys battled one another with their light sabers, and they had to complete some mini Jedi tasks (in other words...burn some energy!) While we were outside Emma hid some punched out stars in the basement for the boys. They had to come in and using glow sticks (and the force of course!) they had to work together to find the 30 stars. This was fun as they wanted to find them all so it took a fair amount of time and they really didn't want to come up until they found them all:)
Then they had to play "keep it up" (or in Jedi term...Destroy the Death Star). Another Jedi test was to bounce a balloon off their light sabers as many times as they could. Our last game was "FORCE" (a "younger" version of BINGO) All the cards had the numbers 1 to 24 and I didn't call a letter, just a number. They all ended up winning, which of course was fun:)
The cake was version two. Don't get me wrong...I do love Cole...but there are times he is a LOT of work! I had started my first cake (an ewok) and I then turned my back to get Cole's lunch and he decided to have cake instead:) So, I put Cole to bed while cake number two was baking. And I had to do something a little quicker and made this little light saber cake. He was thrilled so really, I'm thrilled too!
This was a fun card to make! It is in Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron! It came together very quickly (yes, even with the sewing!) The butterflies were punched with the SU hand punch. I then sewed them on the Whisper White, layered it on some DSP (I think this is from Domestic Goddess) and then layered onto the Wisteria DSP (again, not 100% sure which pack this came from.....sorry:)
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a GREAT day!!!