Thursday, December 1, 2011

Birthday Party

Zac's Birthday Party was a pretty big success, if I don't say so myself!
The kids enjoyed themselves, the adults were able to talk amongst themselves and everyone seemed pleased as they wished Zac a happy day and went home.

Our church was kind enough to loan us the building and all the goods that went along with it.
We had access to all the tables, chairs, kitchen, toys and even a blow up castle. It was great because it allowed the kids so much more room to run around and play then my house ever could have and... 
a blow up castle.
Seriously people... get the blow up castle.
 It makes for remarkably easy entertainment!
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I had the room set up to allow for a lot of running room and with different stations so the kids would be relatively self entertained allowing the adults a bit of a parenting and social break.
I had a table set up for eating, which I decorated with Superhero heads (Halloween trick or treating tubs) filled with chips/cheesies/corn twists. I had another table set up with colouring books and crayons and another with felt/foam stickers and felt masks for the kids to decorate.

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I didn't exhaust myself too much with the food, serving hot dogs, fruit, veggies, vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, Lucky Charm squares (Rice Krispie squares substituting the Rice Krispies for Lucky Charms! brilliant I tell you!) and oatmeal peanut butter chip cookies.

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The highlight of the party was a surprise visitor who made the birthday boy feel extra special!!

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I sent each of the kids home with a cape I made for them and the mask they made (using this template). I also gave each family a bag with a colouring book for each child, some spiderman gummies and stickers each and a puzzle to share.

When I plan parties for my boys I always try to think of it as a super cool play date. I like the kids to have fun and enjoy each other and I like the parents to be able to relax and visit.
I think I accomplished all of my goals with this party!

Too see the crafty prep I did for the party check out here, here and here.

3 comments:

Coley said...

What a fun party! I bet the kids had a blast :)

Lindsi B said...

What a wonderful birthday party!!! Thanks for linking up last week for Fun Stuff Fridays. I'd love you to link up with us again.
http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

Veronica said...

Looks like a super fun party. Looks like he had a lot of fun. I love parties.

Veronica-http://watchmeplaynlearn.blogspot.com/2011/12/10-days-of-christmas.html