Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Skylander Party

This year Monkey really wanted a Skylander Giants birthday party. I don't know much about this. All I do know is that it is a video. I did some research and found out that these "creatures" live on islands in the sky and battle it out. 
For the invitation I kept it simple but special for him.
Next thing I worked on was his banner. I tried to mimic the elements that I had made. 

The decorations were what I was most excited about. I made a bunch of elements put up on the cuboards. These were out of my famous felt, hot glue and paper plates idea. 

I hung them up all around the kitchen as well has vines to give it an "island" feel.

I took the lanterns that I had from other parties and spray painted them. Then I tried my best to make them look like Skylander Characters.

The skylander gang 

I ended up hanging them in the kitchen.

 I kept the present area pretty simple

I made Bouncer out of felt and posterboard 

I wish I would have gotten a better picture of the table scape. But here is what I did get. I decorated it was some fake rocks made out of paper bags and spray paint.

 Monkey said he wanted a portal as a cake. 

For the actives we did a Skylander's Trivia. The kids really enjoyed this.

After trivia we did the funnest game ever! I had made a bunch of these pretend rocks out of paper bags, newspaper and spray paint. We were just going to use them as decorations but then my love thought of a great game the morning of the party. Since they throw rocks in Skylander video game, the idea of the game was to lay all the rocks in a line in the middle. We divided the kids into 2 groups and then had them take 15 steps back. When my love said "GO" they had to try and throw as many rocks as possible on the other teams side of the court until the time was up. Then the team with the least amount of rocks on their side won the game. Let me just say this was a SERIOUS hit! 

 For the favors I decided to just keep it simple easy. I gave a personalized candy bar away at the end.

 It turned out to be a great party!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ninjago Tooth Fairy Pillow

Poor Monkey has been waiting for this for a while for this. I think he has lost at least 4 teeth and hasn't had a tooth fairy pillow. He has been asking for a Lego Ninjago one. So here he goes.

Kind of a sad one but I whipped it up in about 20 minutes. Lol.