Good afternoon everyone! Hope you all are doing well!
So for February 11th & 12th's words, they go together, so I thought I'd just do them together. I have many pictures to go with these two words and I'll let you know why... hee hee.
February 11th's word: Entertain
February 12th's word: Celebrate
I LOVE to entertain and celebrate my cub's birthdays! Every year I'd let them pick a theme and I'd try to put on a party then and their friends, and out families could enjoy! Now that my oldest, is older, it's harder and I see the parties will be coming to an end. But I'll enjoy all I can for now!
What I did was look back, only a few years (because there would be way too many pictures, hee hee), and picked some pictures that show my "entertaining" and our "celebrating" my cub's special days!
This is a picture of my smaller cub's LEGO birthday party. This is the cake my husband (PapaBear) made. It came out awesome (looks like Lego pieces together). I'm the party planner and make all the other food... hubby makes the cakes most times!
2nd... (I have 3 pictures for this one)...
My oldest cub likes big rigs! So this is a picture of him in front on my BIL's rig. He brought his family in it and it was so cool. I was so happy he did it! My oldest cub is in front of it holding a homemade pallet with small boxes. The boxes were the party favors for all the children (filled with yummy treats).
This was a game I made up for the party. I divided the children into two teams. They had to go find their color box and collect them all throughout the yard... like a relay race... one at a time. After all the boxes were collected, they had to assemble them so they read "Happy Birthday Theodore" (my son). First team to do it, wins. Got the idea from the TV show, survivor.
This is a picture of the cake PapaBear made this birthday. (it's a tractor trailer).
Instead of paying big bucks to bring everyone to "Build A Bear", I looked up a site that you could buy unstuffed bears/animals, cheap, and got a teddy bear for each child that came. During the party I set up a table and they each got a bear / animal to stuff them theirselves. I made up birth certificates for each child's animal and they took them home. It went pretty well and everyone enjoyed making them.
My oldest cub is going to either be a policeman or chef. So for this birthday party we had a cook off. I asked the children who were coming, who would like to be part of the cook off. Drawing from a hat, picked the child who would cook against my cub. It was sort of like Iron Chef and they didn't know what the ingredient would be. I just went with what was easy to make (with out an oven or too much things like that). The ingredient was "Peanut Butter". They both had to make three recipes that used Peanut butter. I had three guest who were the judges. Each chef had to explain and present their food to the judges to try. My cub of course, won, but the other girl had lots of fun! Since one of our good friends is a real chef, he was one of the judges and also brought my son his real chef coat. That just made it so much cooler for my son! The picture above is my son putting on the last touches to one of his dishes. Oh, during the cooking/preparing time I had my youngest cub talk to the audience. He looked up facts about peanut butter and read those off with talking to the judges, etc. It was really cute too.
5th, 6th, & 7th...
These pictures are just other cool things we did for the parties we had...
These were the party favors for my cub's "Guinea Pig" party. His birthday is usually around Easter, so I got those Reeses Pieces that they put in a bag to look like a carrot. Put them in this pail and all was good... hee hee.
These are Jello's I made... Red, White, & Blue. They were for my cub's 8th grade graduation party. Theme... Patriotic / American.
This was for my oldest cub's last birthday party. I did a cookie bar! Everyone got to leave with some cookies (party favor).
These last 6 pictures are from my Church group, the MOMS Ministry. I'm on the committee to put on the parties and socials for the women.
This is the Winter Social... all bad for you desserts (oops?!!).
This is the table settings for our Celebration dinners. It's like a Graduation party when the mothers finish their 8 week classes and are now Alumni MOMS women.
Table for the ice cream social we put on. I LOVED this party... hee hee.
The ice cream social... food table... or should I say Ice Cream fixings table!
A Fall social... table setting
Another Fall social... table setting.
So I guess I went a little over board on this blog, but I love putting on parties and planning them with a theme! I love "Celebrating & Entertaining"! Thanks for letting me babble about my parties. I hope your next party is lots of fun!