Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter everyone!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Nath's Sonic the Hedgehog Themed 5th Birthday

This is a Sonic the Hedgehog themed 5th birthday party for my son.

This was my little boy's birthday party last year. Both of us were sick that time so we didn't
want to risk inviting other kids and getting them sick also. But that didn't stop us from celebrating his birthday. I'm guessing it's the same with most kids, but my son's favorite characters/shows/games vary every few weeks, and at that time, his favorite was Sonic the Hedgehog. Luckily they had some Sonic party supplies available at Party City because I wasn't really feeling well enough to make the decorations myself.

Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Cake customized with edible paper.

Sonic The Hedehog Themed Birthday Party Decorations

On the wall on the left, I put some of my favorite pictures of him in the frames. On the right side, I taped NATH IS FIVE letter cutouts on our magnet board and hang some pictures of Nath with family, so even though we couldn't invite them, they were kinda there with us, I don't know if that makes sense with you guys. (^_^)

This is the doughnut eating game we did for my son's Sonic the Hedgehog themed birthday party.

We played the "Donut Game," eating a donut hanging from the wall without using hands. It was hilarious watching them try to bite the donuts, especially when some of the donuts were swinging around and kept hitting them in the face.

My little guy eventually got tired and just grabbed the donut and started eating it like there's no tomorrow. It's against the rules of the game, I know, but what good is being the birthday celebrant if we couldn't bend the rules for him a little bit. (^_^)

We also played "Pin the Ring on Sonic Game" and "Sonic Says."

And that concludes Nath's 5th birthday celebration. It wasn't extragavant in any way, but I think the most important thing about a birthday party is making the celebrant feel special. And I hope he would look back to this day and remember that he is loved and that we are thankful for having him in our life. (^_^)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nath's Avatar: The Last Airbender Themed 6th Birthday Party

I would like to share with you my little boy's birthday party. His name is Nathaniel but we call him Nath. He just turned 6 years old last March 18. He specifically asked for an "Avatar: The Last Airbender" theme because it's his favorite show at the moment. Instead of wanting to be Aang, he wanted to be Prince Zuko, the firebender. So I looked online for party supplies for this theme but there wasn't a lot, so I started working on a lot of DIY stuff for his party.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Birthday Party Invitation
This is the invitation I made using Adobe Photoshop Elements. And yes, that's a picture of my son firebending, LOL.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Birthday Party Invitation with envelope

I matted it on red cardstock and made the envelope with my Silhouette cutting machine.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Birthday Party Theme

I also made the banner with the Silhouette cutting machine, Nath thought the flame cutouts were pretty cool. Since the time for the party was 1:30-3:30 pm, we just served some snacks for the kids. I don't know about you guys, but from my experience with kids' parties, they would rather run around with their friends than actually sit down and eat.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Cake made with edible paper.

Avatar: The Last Airbender birthday cake made with edible paper. 

This was the design on his cake. I just made it on the computer, printed it out and gave it to our favorite bakery. These edible paper for cakes are a wonderful way to personalize cakes, don't you think? My 16-year-old daughter Bea made the Oreo Pops for the party. 

These are decoration, activities and game ideas for an Avatar: The Last Airbender themed birthday party.
For the kids' table, I printed out coloring pages from the internet, glued them onto 12x12 paper, and voila, they had an interactive coloring mat. I also placed plain white paper bags and told them to write their name and decorate/draw on it however they want. All the prizes they got for the games and the pinata candies went into these bags. Each of them also got a bubble bottle with little tags with their name on it.
I made these glasses instead of using blindfolds for the pinata and pin the ear on momo game.
We've had mishaps with blindfolds in the past, so this time, I printed out these anime eyes, cut it, and taped it on an old pair of sunglasses. We used it for the "Pin the Ear on Momo Game" and also for the pinata.
This is a target for water balloons I made for my son's Avatar: The Last Airbender themed party.

This is a despicable character in the show, the evil Firelord Ozai. I made this as the target for the "Waterbending Training Game." They were supposed to hit this target with water balloons. A very fun game and easy to make too! First I wrapped a cake circle in blue wrapping paper, printed, cut and glued the picture on it and applied a coating of Mod Podge. Then I punched holes on both sides and hang it on a tree with a ribbon.

We also had an "Airbending Training Game,"they were supposed to knock down little plastic toy soldiers by blowing air into drinking straws. Then there was the "Firebending Training Game," they knocked down water bottles filled with water that we dyed with food coloring (red to represent the firebenders, yellow for the airbenders, blue for the waterbenders, and green for the earthbenders) with their "fireballs" --- a tennis ball wrapped in red and yellow tissue paper.

I made this party favors for my son's Avatar: The Last Airbender themed party.

This was the party favor, Hershey miniature chocolates that I wrapped with the characters of the show. The tag was made with my Silhouette cutting machine. The "thank you for coming to my party" phrase, I printed out and glued onto the tag.
So between all the games, the jump house, the bubble bottles and coloring the placemat, the kids were pretty busy the whole time. We didn't have to spend a lot of money for this party and the best thing about it is, my little boy refers to it as the "best day ever." (^_^)
These boy party ideas were also featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams.

I linked this post to these wonderful parties: