So I got out my sewing scissors and pinking shears today and cut felt pieces into a little “cupcake kit” for my daughter to play with.
I already had lots of felt scraps on hand, so this really didn’t cost anything. Yay!
Now to clean up the mess…
My daughter wanted an “Under The Sea” themed birthday party this year. The day of the party it rained really hard so we couldn’t swim outside and play water games as we had planned. We still had a great time inside eating jello “aquariums” with gummy fish inside, lots of under the sea snacks, going to the “fishing pond” to fish for prizes, build-your-own-pizzas, and yummy cupcakes and ice cream.
A few weeks ago the kids and I made some giant cookies. Such a fun and simple activity. I made a batch of cookie dough and then gave the kids their own bowls filled with toppings:
Then the kids had at it and decorated away:
Everyone enjoyed the sweet rewards:
Do you think they put enough toppings on?! hehe
And I made a little cookie subway art:
So my son wanted a Star Wars Birthday party this year. There was SO much great material to use from Pinterest and other sites on the internet. I think the boys had a lot of fun making their own lightsabers, having jedi-training and battles. For lunch we served yoda soda (lime sherbet with sprite), thermal detonators (grapes), han dogs (hot dogs–I know it’s a stretch…), wookie cookies, and carbonite jello (a Han Solo figurine in jello.) We even had a Darth Vader appearance. Fun stuff! (click on any picture to view larger)
We’ve got cousins in town, so for the last week before school my mom thought up some fun activities for all. One was this fun lemonade stand. Everyone helped to make cookies, lemonade, signs and decorations for the stand. The kids had such a great time! Enough money was made from the sales to go bowling with all of their cousins. Such a great way to soak up those last few moments of summer. (click on any image to view larger)
Here are some images from our fourth of July party in our backyard. (click on any image to view larger.) We had a great BBQ with family and let the kids swim in wading pools. Because of the horrible western fires, we only did sparklers, snaps, and army tanks in the backyard. We left the big fireworks to the experts. We had a campout in a big tent in the backyard after the fireworks. Go America!