Archive for the ‘Parties’ Category

Monster Birthday Party

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

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My daughter decided she wanted a Monster themed birthday party this year. It turned out to be so much fun. We made monster cupcakes, had some “monster brew,” (dry-ice in kool-aid), played lots of monster games and had some monster cake and ice cream. Good times.

Under The Sea Birthday Party

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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.


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Star Wars Birthday Party

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012


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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)

4th of July!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

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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!

A Camping Party

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

My daughter wanted a camping party for her birthday this year. Her birthday is close to Halloween, so we added a few Halloween details. The guests were welcomed by a “camping buffet” which consisted of hot dogs, of course, and other meal items. They took their plates out to the big tent my husband so kindly set up in the backyard. When finished with the meal, they made “mini-s’mores”: Roast one mini-marshmallow on a toothpick over a candle. Place roasted marshmallow between two Golden Grahams cereal squares and add a chocolate chip. They really enjoyed that part! Soon it was time for the birthday girl to blow out her candles on her giant s’more cake. Then it was back to the tent for hot cocoa and a movie: Wallace and Grommit’s The Wrong Trousers. A microwave s’more kit was given to each as a party favor. What fun! (click on any of the images to view larger.)

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Rainbow Birthday Party

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

For my daughter’s 7th birthday, we had a rainbow party. It was so much fun! We had the guests pop “white clouds” (balloons) to make the rain and rainbows come. We strung froot loop neckaces and ate rainbow sherbet with rainbow cupcakes. (click on any of the images to view larger.)

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Unlucky 13

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

My daughter just had her 13th birthday and wanted an “Unlucky 13th” birthday party. It was so much fun!  She wanted fake nails for her birthday present so I had to add a pic of that in, too.  So cute!  (click on any of the images to view larger.)

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Academy Awards Party

Friday, August 28th, 2009

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Yay party!