So….a quick flick through some photos on my computer and I’ve realised a whole month has passed since we celebrated Jared’s 11th birthday and I still haven’t added some photos from his party. Time just seems to move at lightning speed these days!
In fact it is hard to believe how fast the past 11 years have flown by
My ELEVEN year old
(picking out some music while he waited for guests to arrive)
I created his invitations using My Digital Studio. (You can download a free trial of this super program here)
The evening consisted of lots of music, lots of loud laughing and chatter, silly photos, dancing and happy faces!
I kept the “guest gifts” pretty simple. It was mainly 11 and 12 year old boys who attended and I wasn’t sure how well “lolly bags” would go down with that age group. Instead I covered chocolate bars in wrappers that I created in My Digital Studio and matched the design to the invitation.
I also purchased some large lolly-pops and kept the ‘decoration’ super simple.
My scallop circle punch is one of my ‘go to’ items especially for creating simple tags like thise above. Please check out this punch and other punches in my online store here
I would loved to have made some ‘novelty’ party food but instead kept things pretty simple to appeal to the pre-teen age group. The guests had savoury finger food, BBQ sausages in bread, pizza, soft drink, lollies and other nibblies. I couldn’t resist making one small tray of ninjabread men just for a bit of laugh.
The kids basically entertained themselves for the evening. It was nice to sit back and just watch the kids enjoy themselves. Most of the evening seemed to look like this….
The guests also had a bit of fun with our homemade “Photobooth”. I snapped lots of crazy shots. Here’s a small selection of shots…..
I purchased some novelty candles that kept lighting up again over and over that got quite a few laughs! Jared tells me his party was “Seriously epic”
Phew- and that’s our household’s birthdays over for another year! 🙂