birthday parties in kalgoorlie – Miriam Thomas
 

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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

my 11 year old

 

before party

 

(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)

jared invites

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.

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I also purchased some large lolly-pops and kept the ‘decoration’ super simple.

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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.

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getting ready for party

 

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….

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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…..

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CAKE TIME!!!!

 

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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”

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Phew- and that’s our household’s birthdays over for another year! 🙂

Sincere apologies for my lack of blog entries lately.  As always, it can be tricky balancing blogging with living life.  April is a busy time in our household with lots of birthdays including  our twins who turned 9 years old on Sunday 28th April.  They each had a party with their friends and also a family BBQ.  As their birthday fell in the WA school holidays they got to celebrate with friends a little early.  Here are some snapshots of Adam’s Angry Birds/ Gamer Birthday party.

Firstly the invitation.  I created Adam’s invitation using MY DIGITAL STUDIO which is a Stampin’ Up! product for creating digital projects.

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If you would like to try out this product- You can download a free trial from my online store.  Just click on the button that says ‘shop now’.  The full version is only $24.95 and includes lots of great content.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

Anyway- back to the birthday party.  I didn’t use a lot of Stampin’ Up! products for Adam’s decorations but I can assure you that my Stampin’ Up! PAPER SNIPS got a good workout (It is great that my kids are now at an age where they are lots of help with the party preparations! Thanks for your help with all of the cutting!)

THE DECORATIONS

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OPENING THE GIFTS….with a little bit of ‘assistance’.   Thanks so much to the party guests for all of the lovely gifts for Adam!

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ENTERTAINMENT

The entertainment included an ‘off screen Angry Birds Game”- complete with a slingshot.  Erin blew up and tied lots of green balloons and Jared drew bad piggies faces faces on them

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We also had a game where we popped “Goomba” balloons”, a  Mario pinata and “Pin the moustache on Mario” Game

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TIME to “PIG OUT!”

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(The labels for the food items were cut out using my Bigshot using the Petal cone die and Apothecary Accents Framelits)

TIME FOR CAKE

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and finally……the PARTY FAVOURS

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Call me crazy but I love all of the birthday party preparation.  I was even crazy enough to hold a party for Erin the following day.  Stay tuned for pictures!

 

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Blast off!

 

It is the start of the ‘birthday season’ in our household.  The first birthday for the year is Luke and he will be turning 5 years old tomorrow!   I’m in disbelief that my ‘baby’ will be FIVE! As his birthday falls over the Easter weekend he celebrated with a party with his friends on Wednesday.  I was quite rapt when he requested an alien/ space themed birthday.  Luke has quite a vivid imagination and I was worried his ideas would be a bit too ‘out there’ for me to achieve but I knew I could pull off a space themed party- especially as I had the “Blast off” stamp set and “Outer space” wheel sitting on my stamp shelves ready to be used.

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I obviously started with the invitations.   I didn’t want to have too much cutting out or anything too fussy/ time consuming so most of the stamping was on a single layer of whisper white cardstock.

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At this point I hadn’t even considered a colour theme- but when I stumbled across as a space themed tablecloth and a space shuttle pinata I decided I would go with blue, orange and yellow (and black and white)- or in stampin’ up colours Pacific Point, Tangerine tango, and Daffodil delight.    I managed to find lovely paper lanterns and stars to decorate the backyard

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Of course, all of the party food was linked to the theme and I used the petal cone die to make rocket shapes and the Apothecary accent framelits to make labels for the food items.

mini meteorites

more alien cupcakes

 

milky ways

ufos

star cookies

space rocks

 

saturn rings

 

planet balls

hot meteorites

asteroids

 

alien slime

alien face biscuits

 

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I made little cupcake toppers using the “Blast off” stamp Set, circle punches and scallop circle punches

 

 

 

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There was so much left over food.  At least some people stopped to enjoy the sugar feast

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Luke LOVED his birthday cake

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singing happy birthday

 

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If laughter and excited squeals is anything to go by, then the kids all had a great time.  We played traditional games such as pass the parcel and musical bobs.  They went hunting in the backyard for planet tokens.  Those who managed to find Saturn received a prize.   I found a great rocket that the kids enjoyed colouring in

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They also had fun with the Space Shuttle Pinata

 

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There were smiles all round! 🙂

 

erin at luke's party

 

Of course, no 5 year old birthday party would be complete without a fun loot bag to take home

 

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Here are the “Loot bag” contents.  I must confess that I think I have just as much fun as the kids trying to find items for the loot bags to fit the theme.

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Luke tells me his party was AWESOME and he is already looking forward to his 6th birthday party! I need to make it through the next 3 kids’ birthdays in April and May (as well as Jason and my birthday too) before I start thinking about his 6th birthday.   🙂

 

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