Tuesday, May 17, 2011
the party is over and a couple of free printables . . .
Well, the buddy's birthday is done. It was fun to plan and the party itself turned out great. All week the buddy kept telling me as he helped me make stuff "this is going to be the best party ever!" And that is why I love being a mom. He is so sweet and he was so happy.
Inside: I made these fun little notebooks to go inside-they usually use a paint chip for the outside (google paint chip notebooks for a plethora of tutorials). A simple label wrapped around the outside finished it off. Threw in suckers, crayons, green army men, and fruit snacks to round it out.
GET A PRINTABLE OF THE THANKS SPACESHIP LABEL HERE
GET A PRINTABLE OF THE NOTEBOOK LABEL HERE.
A couple games:
"The Claw": a simple magnetic fishing pole to pull out a space ranger badge (I mounted them on green craft foam and hot glued a pin on the back.
GET A PRINTABLE OF THE BADGE HERE.
Star Command Wings: decorated wings made of spray painted cardboard with adhesive foam and crayons.
"Woody's Round Up": a cake walk with printable coloring pages colored by the buddy and I. (Yeah, my kitchen floor is the only hard floor in the house-lovely vinyl I know).
The cake: The buddy picked a picture off the internet and I attempted to re-create it. Considering it was my first tiered cake, and my first time working with fondant, I think it turned out rather well. I used this marshmallow fondant recipe, and spent a good 8 hours making it from start to finish.
********* intended freebie friday: **********
This wasn't for his party, but for his dinner that night- a special birthday plate. I plan on making it a tradition-on your birthday you get to use the special "birthday plate." It was suppose to be the freebie on Friday, but with blogger down I never got it up. After messing up the first attempt I realized that for it to work it's really important to spray it with an aerosol hairspray to keep the ink from running. Then use a thin layer of modge podge between the plate and the print, and SEVERAL layers over the back. Then try your best to not get too much water on the back when you wash it.
GET THE PRINTABLE HERE.