Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Birthday Party Ideas: Round Up

Looking for an idea for a themed birthday party?  Here's a quick round up of some successful at-home parties.  The first four are more like how-to's' the others are more of a general description, but the ideas are still pretty clear.

Cooking up a Storm!  

S'more Camping Party 

A Pirate's Life for Me (this was a terrific and easy theme to do)

Mad Scientist Party (the kids were soo creative and curious, very engaged!  The possibilities for this are ENDLESS....)

Strike up the Band!  Music Party (Loved this one - again, so many variations)

Dinosaur Adventure:  
The young paleontologists who helped Leo celebrate his 4th birthday hunted for dino bones hidden around the room, ran in a dino dress up relay race, made Brachiosaurus top hats, and even got to explode a volcano with vinegar and baking soda. I made a Stella Stegosaurus cake - probably my most ambitious cake to date - and she turned out quite well, despite the duct tape I eventually used on her head....

Favorite Things (a day filled with the things Pax liked best of all.)

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go - (transportation)

Superhero Party 

Other ideas:

We've only "outsourced" a few parties.  Leo had an *awesome* rock climbing party this past year, (scroll down on the link to see the pics of the party) and Aidan has chosen to do smaller parties/celebrations several years: taking two friends to create "fused glass art" one year; roller skating and a sleepover another year; and in 2014, Jeff took him and a buddy out for a round of golf to commemorate his 10th birthday.

Party on, Wayne!

Party on, Garth!

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