Monday, October 12, 2015

Carnival Party

Carnival Party. I had a whole barn to use and turn into a carnival space so I had some fun with this.

 What carnival is complete without a funhouse? The board in the back is on a 2x4 so when you walk on it, it rocks.

 And the fun mirror. I drew silly faces on it.

 We had carnival food. Hot dogs, water, chips, cotton candy, and circus peanuts. They got tickets for the games and won prizes at the end.

 Photo Booth

 Face Painting

 I even made the adults some carni vests and they were good enough sports to wear them. We had the kids takes pictures of us and that was entertainment of itself.

Such a fun day and party. It was so fun I have a request from Clover's friend to throw her a party. ha!

Nature Party

This little girl turned 7! She was so excited that her birthday fell on a Saturday and we had a whole day to celebrate and throw a party. She wanted a nature party and it was perfect with our yard. I made a bunch of cute things for the girls to go exploring with. They all got backpacks and then I printed out a scavenger hunt and filled their packs with a twig pencil, compass and they each got a canteen that I added some ribbon to.

I also had a lot of fun prepping the food and things to put on the food table.

We set up the party at Chicken Coop Landing

This guy was all smiles for the camera

The birthday girl wouldn't let me take any pictures of her, however


Once everyone got to the party I gave them their backpacks, canteens and scavenger hunt and sent them on their way to go find everything which could probably have been found while just standing in any given spot back there. My favorite was when one girl said, "Look, I found THE rock"

Once they were gone, I sprawled out on the blanket with a bunch of the yummy food and read. Best party ever!

Mermaid Party

*circa 2014
We had a mermaid theme this year. Corduroy did a lot of the planning. She is a huge pinterest fan. She had a bunch of little games planned but then felt they were too childish so we switched the games to a jellyfish station and simplified the whole party.

Corduroy made the turtle plates

Corduroy wanted brownies instead of a cake this year.
This was the "design a jellyfish" station. The girls picked out fabric and ribbon and then I went and sewed them up.

Downstairs playing

This was the "make a mermaid" station. They all turned out really cute with tiny shells and sequins but I was so busy sewing up jellyfish I didn't have any time to get pictures of the girls making them.

The girls and their jellyfish. They turned out so cute. I also made them each a starfish headband to take home.

I made the littles theirs the night before for a trial run and so I would have 3 less to make during the party.