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!