Parties

Fireman Party

Fireman Party

T is already 3 and totally into firemen and firetrucks.  He will constantly begin his stories with, “When I was on my firetruck…”  So he got a fireman birthday party this year.  I called the local fire department and got a tour of the fire house and firetrucks.  We met at the fire house for the start of the party and then headed over to our house for dinner, games, and dessert. One of his favorite things about firemen is...

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Lord of the Rings Party

Lord of the Rings Party

My husband turned 35 this year so I decided to throw him a surprise party.  I decided on a Lord of the Rings theme for him and invited tons of family to surprise him!  It was hard keeping it a surprise since he knew that his family was coming to town from all over, but we had fun with a full Lord of the Rings meal with dessert and decorations.  First we started off by shooting a few of his guns for fun! I made myself an ivy headdress to look...

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Batman Party

Batman Party

J is 7 now… growing so fast!  He has liked Batman since he was 3.  When he was 3 he was asked by a teacher what he was going to be for Halloween (we had never dressed up for Halloween before and never talked about it before this).  He responded like he knew what it was all about, “I’m going to be Batman”.  I didn’t even know that he knew who Batman was, but we let him dress up anyway and he still likes Batman! ...

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Independence Day Party

Independence Day Party

For the 4th of July we grilled and had some fireworks.  It’s been really hot this summer with record highs of over 10o degrees so we just had smaller fireworks this year. We grilled hot dogs and corn on the cob then we had watermelon and chips too.  The boys love fireworks and have been looking forward to today for a while now. I filled the kiddy pool with water balloons and had a little water balloon battle. The boys liked the...

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Thomas the Tank Engine Party

Thomas the Tank Engine Party

T is very excited about trains now days, so he got a Thomas the Tank Engine party.  I had a lot of fun preparing for this party.  It ended up being a lot of work, but turned out super cute!  I found blue, green, yellow and red balloons that said “Happy 2nd Birthday”.  I set up the party outside which wasn’t super smart since we are having a record high summer (over 100 degrees many days already.)I made little engines for...

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Transformers Party

Transformers Party

J is now 6 years old and getting into superheros and technology.  He chose to have a Transformers cake this year.  I made a 9×11 sheet cake and frosted it with gray street colored frosting.  I added smaller squares of cake for the buildings and made windows by cutting mini marshmallows in half. I added green shrubs around the buildings with frosting too.  I made a stop sign with lollipops and wrote “six” on them instead of...

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Halloween Bonfire

Halloween Bonfire

We had a Halloween Bonfire again this year.  This time we set up a table outside with all the pumpkin carving tools and told people to bring their own pumpkins to carve. The boys actually helped us gut the pumpkins this year… in the past they have said it was too slimy for them. T really like looking at the candles in them. It was fun making jack-o-lanterns together! We roasted hot dogs and smores too. I bought carmel apples...

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Bugs Party

Bugs Party

We had a bug themed party for T’s first birthday!  I made bug balloons by filling latex balloons with helium and using rubber cement to hold them together.  For the Bee Balloon I used 2 yellow balloons and wrapped some black electrical tape around for the bee’s stripes.  Then I used tissue paper for the wings, black pipe cleaner for the antenna, and googly eyes for eyes.  I added a mouth with black sharpie.  For the Ladybug...

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Easter Hunt

Easter Hunt

We always have an egg hunt and Easter baskets for the kids, but this year we decided to have one for the adults too with huge prize baskets.  Everyone pitched in a few dollars to pay for the prizes and it ended up being tons of fun.  The boys enjoyed dying and hunting eggs and they loved their Easter baskets too. My husband hid 3 dozen eggs for the adult egg hunt while I assembled the prize baskets.  We had one for the guy with the most eggs...

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Diego Party

Diego Party

J is 5 now and loves Diego.  I tried my best to transform the living room into a jungle with twisted crepe paper vines, poster board and balloon trees, and stuffed jungle animals all around.  I try to decorate while he is not around so that when he enters the room he has a big surprise, I just love seeing him when he enters the party room.  I also set out his Diego books and toys for the kids to enjoy. We had rainforest kabobs with fruit,...

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