Monday, October 15, 2012

John's Birthday Party

Because John turned 6 the first day of first grade, we decided to hold his party off until September to let things settle down a bit.  When John put his guest list together, he had two boys and about eight girls on the roster.  When I asked him what kind of party he wanted, he quickly replied, "Star Wars."  Great.  A Star Wars party full of girls.  But I think the kids had a great time and that is all that matters.

When deciding what food I should make, Hans thought it would be a good idea to make edible light sabres.   Then the idea of cookie bowls came about.  It was starting to look like one big sugar high.

I made a cookie bowl for each kid.  We loaded each bowl with ice cream and candy.  I know all the parents loved us.

Making cake inside of the light sabre handle sounded like the best thing to do.

 Then the cones were dipped in grey candy melts in order to become the handle.

We even made paper wraps to go around the handles.

 When the kids arrived we set them up to decorate their own light sabre. 

 They got to pick red, blue or green.  They dipped a pretzel rod in melted candy and rolled it in sprinkles.

Having the kids make them was a lot let stressful for me since it didn't matter if they were smooth and completely covered.  If I had done these I'm sure I would have stressed about them looking as close to light sabres as possible.

 While the light sabers were setting, the kids played.

 They all really enjoyed our dress-up bin.

 After pizza and playing it was time for cake and ice cream.  All the kids grabbed their light sabres and cookie ice cream bowls and stopped briefly to sing Happy Birthday to John.

 Opening presents is always fun with John because everything is his favorite thing.  He is possibly the greatest gift receiver ever.

 This card was my favorite part of the party.
This card was decorated by John's soccer buddy Ashley.

 This is Ashley.  Isn't she cute?

 This is John listening to Ashley tell him what all the pictures were.  There was a picture of her and John holding hands and kissing.  Ashley also said she was wearing a wedding dress because they were getting married.  Ashley commonly refers to John as her future husband.

This was John's reaction.
Love. It.

After sending all of the kids home on a sugar high, Debbie and Pam took my boys to the zoo and I took a nap.  It was a fun day.

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