I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! We had a little family cookout tonight, and I totally forgot to take pictures! I’m such a bad blogger! While, I have no photo evidence of the fun we had this weekend; I do have some photos of last weekend’s birthday celebration (that I promised I would share). Which will also prove just how badly I am in need of one of those super cool silhouette machines!
My boy turned 7! I. can’t. even. believe. I’m the mother of a 7 year old! He is a Star Wars loving kind of boy, so we had a Star Wars themed laser tag birthday partay! The laser tag place actually has an Indiana Jones/ adventure thing going on inside as far their decor goes, but we managed to use the force to make the decor work for us. It was also pretty dark inside so taking good photos was somewhat of a challenge. Such is the nature of laser tag I guess. Anyhow, I made a paper pennant with some scrapbook paper I picked up at the Hob Lob.
|It’s ridiculous how happy yellow clearance stickers make me|
I used chipboard letters to spell out Happy Birthday Collin.
|I told you the lighting was not good!|
The kids played two rounds of laser tag with some down time between games. I knew I would need something to keep them occupied between games. I raided the Target dollar section and picked up a few small metal buckets and some glow in the dark necklaces/bracelets.
|Yep- that’s just a craft stick wrapped with pipe cleaners and some scrapbook paper with a plain old label. With a silhouette machine this “coulda been a contender”. 😉|
Since we weren’t doing a pinata I brought in some fun little treats. It’s not a kids birthday party without lots of sugar in my opinion!
|Ummm…..have you tried the dark chocolate Reeses cups?! They are evil they’re so good!|
I also used a roll of craft paper (also from Target) as a table runner to encourage coloring and writing birthday messages.
Between making glow necklaces/bracelets, coloring, and eating cake the kids were happy. Happy kids = happy parents! Plus the table runner is a nice little birthday keepsake too!
|I went the store bought route (Kroger and yes I had a coupon) and added a couple clone troopers and fun birthday candles.|
That’s my girl being a supportive sister with her Princess Leia inspired hair style
Instead of goodie bags the kids went home with these M&M filled miniature light sabers. I scored a deal on these at Toys R Us thanks to being part of the birthday club. They even let me have the display box!
|I borrowed an idea from my girl Courtney and wrapped an empty soup can with scrapbook paper to hold the forks. Once again – you could learn a lot from a blog 😉
This is my favorite picture of the party and the memory I’ll remember forever.
Have a great week! And may the force be with you!