Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Crocodile party

When I asked Ceej what he wanted for his birthday cake this year he said "A CROCODILE!!" I was like really? Are you sure?! He stuck to his guns and was very adamant... so I went searching on Pinterest to see what I could find... I initially found some but ended up making it up as I went along. See I don't have a huge freezer... and I made all this from 1 9x13 cake pan.

It was just a regular cake mix... and I used store bought frosting to "dirty ice" the cake. Then I made my own buttercream/marshmallow creme frosting at the end. I saved some white but used green dye on the rest. Then I used m&m's for his toenails and scales along his back (and his eyes too).

Crickey!!! It's a croc cake!

I decided to go with simplified goodie bags... The croc just couldn't keep away!

I wanted to come up with something to put in the goodie bags and I saw so many things about slime... so I tried out the whole borax and glitter glue... my first batch was better than the 2nd one... but the kids had fun with it either way. I really wanted to try one that wasn't so toxic... but I already had Borax on hand...

When I was looking for supplies at Michael's I came across that cool Kinetic sand! The kids were loving it so I bought some along with some mini crocs and alligators to play in it for the party.

Ceej was able to bring a homemade snack for his birthday (an unusual occurrence now-a-days with allergies and what-not...) So I made these cute croc nutter butters. I found them from pinterest! I didn't have the white heart sprinkles the original post called for... so I just dipped their mouths in some sprinkles I had on hand.

We had his party out at a campsite! I really wanted to do some kind of obstacle course... but I was/am exhausted from all the birthday craziness... so we just had fun with the sand and slime and the rocks at the campsite too :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

My Little Pony Birthday Party

Oh my goodness I have been meaning to post this for a while... but yea April is CRAZY people.... at least in my life. 3 birthdays in 3 weeks is just too much...

In my last post you saw how to make your own pony shirts.... DIY pony shirts

Well I went ahead and made a few more for family attending the party :)

fluttershy. this was the last one i made.
 i think i progressively got better the more i did!

twilight sparkle
apple jack 

We also had some fun activities for the party!
Fluttershy's egg hunt

I took some yarn and wrapped a piece of scotch tape around the end (to make it easier to get in the froot loop) and the kids had a blast. They were eating along the way too :)

I found these pop out/stand up ponies at JoAnn Fabrics. Each came with their own markers to color.

No pony party is complete without cupcakes! They are Pinkie Pie's favorite!

we set out an old school MLP blanket and had some story time while the eggs were being hidden.

Of course I didn't take near enough pictures... I had ponies all over the place... but forgot to take snapshots of them! if you look closely you can see some of the little cupcakes Bubba and I decorated and put up as well...

I'd say everyone had a fabulous day... here's a small recap...

1. pinkie pie's make your own froot loop necklaces
2. rarity's coloring station
3. twilight sparkle and spike's reading nook
4. fluttershy's egg hunt
5. apple jack's snacks 

I had an optional rainbow dash's egg race... but for a 2 year old that was a bit much. Maybe if you were going to have a MLP party for an older girl. I tell you what I had so much fun planning it!!! I'll be a little sad when she doesn't like the ponies anymore :(

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I stay with my children day in and day out. It's a 24/7 job. They are my life... along with my husband and kitty-cat! We have a simple life, and owe it all to God! I'm just trying to stay sane and keep my typing skills up to par.... hope you enjoy my rants :)