Friday, June 21, 2013

High Five for Friday!



Please pardon this slightly obnoxious collage.  :)

The highlight of our past week was the Angry Birds party we threw this past weekend.  Our son loves the Angry Birds game, so I consulted my party planner* to collect some ideas for his party.

1 - Obviously, a cake.  I did this myself, using box cake and store bought frosting.  Ohhh, yeah.  We do things the easy way 'round here.  I dyed the frosting with Wilton's Sky Blue dye.

2 - He wanted a pinata, but our local party story didn't care any that were Angry Birds themed.  At first, I tried to convince him to get a pinata that was brightly colored and generic enough that it wouldn't be immediately obvious that it wasn't Angry Birds (like a sun with sunglasses), but then I realized that making a big deal over something we were, literally, paying to beat with a bat was ridiculous.  He picked an Optimus Prime pinata.  And that was that.

3 - This is the sling shot that my husband built in the back yard.  It was so much fun!  We used eye hooks and bungee cords for the sling shot portion.  I sewed the bungee cords into a rectangle of fabric.  And, I blew up approximately 500 water balloons for the kids to shoot at the boxes we set up.  One night last week, my hubby and I painted some pig faces on a few of the boxes.  It was a lot of fun!

4 - Here he is, posing with Optimus Prime's arm.  Like it ain't no thang.

5 - He received a pool from my parents, so of course we had to break it out during the party!  It was so hot, so I know they enjoyed playing in the water.

And that's about it!  His birthday is a major highlight of our summer every year.  It's really fun, to me, to plan birthday parties.

How was your week?

Today, I'm linking up with The Lauren Elizabeth for High Five for Friday.

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