Apr 3, 2011

Backwards Birthday Party Pinata!

The Backward Party Pinata! We made it inside out, of course, with the candy on the outside! And on the inside too. The candy on the outside sort of padded the pinata...so it was pretty hard to break! Dad ended up throwing the candy out...but it turned out to be a great picture!
Our other party activities were a backwards relay race; goose, goose, duck; pin the donkey on the tail (where the one furthest away is the winner). We made name tag keychains out of shrinky dinks, where the names were written backwards. The girls loved watching them shrink in the oven! And since they're see-through, the name was printed correctly on the other side!
The we enjoyed upside down cake, and ice cream with the cones on the top, plus soda pop with a straw stuck in the bottom of the can...all under the table! The whole party was fun and easy!

Apr 1, 2011

Backwards Birthday!

My Daughter wanted a backwards birthday party, so we had a new challenge...the upside down cake! Of course, we couldn't settle for a pineapple-upside-cake!
This cake was actually pretty simple. I made the bottom layer our of rice crispy treats, and had a 3 inch PVC pipe running up the center of the bottom 2 layers, to support the weight of the top layer.
The trickiest part of this cake was the candles...which we put in upside down, of course! But the candles kept dripping and putting out the flame! We kept trying, and ended up with a lot of smoke, and huge burn marks up the side of the cake. The kids all loved this! I'm just glad the smoke detector didn't go off!

Mar 29, 2011

Rapunzel Birthday Party

Our Rapunzel Birthday Party turned out very cute! We played 'pin the braid on the tower,' and had a relay race with Pascal (the chameleon from the movie Tangled), which were plastic lizards. The Pinata was super cute, and super easy...just a oatmeal box painted gray, then sponge painted darker gray. The top is purple construction paper cut with fringes, and I glued a small yellow braid to the side.
In the movie, Tangled, Rapunzels parents release lanterns every year on her birthday, so we decorated lanterns. Another easy craft was chalk drawings. At the end of the party we released balloons (instead of lanterns), and ended with the cake, which you can see here!

Mar 27, 2011

Rapunzels Tower Cake

For my daughters 7th birthday she wanted a Rapunzel Party, so the fun challenge for me was making the cake!
The project started about 2 weeks before the party...and was pretty much all consuming until it was complete...
I think it turned out pretty cute, even though I know it's sort-of bragging to say so.
I'm almost as proud that I finally posted on my blog as I am of the cake! This one's for you sis!

Jan 28, 2011

It's been a long time

Wow, It's sure been a while since I posted. I'd blame it on my 5 kids, or our recent move, or working on our business, or any other excuse that I'm sure would get some sympathy from my readers (like anyone is reading me at this point!), but the truth is, I HATE the internet. It sucks all my time. Even now, while I take 2 minutes to write this, I'm sure my children are tearing up something they're not supposed to. Besides, It only took 2 minutes to write this, but I've actually been on-line for 30...I feel the life getting sucked out of me. So, I gotta run, and can't promise when I'll remember to add another post (I actually have lots of cool crafts and party's already done, with photos and everything, just too lazy to upload them!), but it will be sometime before the end of the world. Of that I AM certain! Have a great day surfin' the web, and I hope you can find time for the truly important things (like me, I have to rescue my 10 month old from playing in the toilet).