Monday, August 29, 2011

Movie Party

It was really fun.
And I am officially certifiable.

Here is how the party went down:
The kids all received a "movie ticket" in their invitation package.
My cute niece, Jordan, stood at the "ticket booth" in the front yard, and as the guests arrived, she took their tickets, gave them VIP glow in the dark bracelets and some fake money to buy candy, popcorn, and a soda at the concessions stand, and sent them to the back yard!

It was fun to see how excited they got.

One REALLY lame thing about starting a party at 8:00 p.m.?
It's too dark to take good pictures!
So I am very sad that I didn't get any shots of the concessions stand or popcorn buffet, BUT I am glad that I took a few pics for the blog earlier in the day.

Here are the cupcakes we made. {48 of them - yikes!}
And these are the salt shaker jars we made for the popcorn buffet.
Kids had the choices of :
1. Salt
2. Cheddar Cheese Powder
3. Lime Salt
4. Ranch Seasoning Salt
5. S'mores mix {Golden Grahams, Marshamallows, & Chocolate Chips}


It was a fun, loud, MESSY good time!
Kort got so many thoughtful, fun gifts. Our "Feature Film" was "Despicable Me" and one of our little party guests has a mom that has a REALLY cute business called CherubChic, and she made Kort a "Minion" hat for the party. It is so fun! He refused to take it off all weekend. I am so calling her this Halloween for Tennyson. She has RIDICULOUS headbands for little girls too. I wish I had her talent with yarn!
All in all, it was such a great birthday. I am pooped! {And consequently triggered shingles because I over-did it so bad, so... mayhaps I am not such a good example of "moderation" sometimes.} But hey, he will always remember his amazing movie party. And it's a good thing - cause it's ain't happenin' EVAH again!

So today, I am still recovering from one WICKED berfday party... what are YOU doing today? Will you please link up and share? And will you go even one step further and tell some other people about our great little project over at communal global?  {On facebook, twitter, or your blog...and what not?}We would sure love it.


Meg said...

Good Job little Momma!!!

Buckeroomama said...

Lola, you are just chock full of creative juices, aren't you? This is awesome!! I just might "borrow" a few of your ideas for J's next birthday IF (a big IF) we will throw a party. I get too stressed out planning for parties.

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

Love the cupcakes!

Keetha Broyles said...

What a great hat
What a great party!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Looks like you had areal fun time together, the sort that make good memories.

Tamar SB said...

What a fun party idea!! Those cupcakes are beyond cute and that hat! I love it!

Maddy said...

This is an awesome birthday party idea!! I bet the kids had a blast and I'm sure Kortland was just so happy :) I'm amazed by those "popcorn" cupcakes...they look amazing, Lola!

Life with Kaishon said...

This looks like the party of the century!!! Way to go. The hat is so fantastic. Love the concessions. Most of all I love the smiles.

freckles & dimples said...

what an adorable party idea! I love the details and thought you put into it.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Completely in love with those shaker jars- so classic -

likeschocolate said...

I think the popcorn flavors are brillant. I hope he had a great time.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!

Fashionistable said...

What a brilliant idea for a party. It looked wonderful. Sorry you have ended up with shingles. Arent they a grown up version of chicken pox though and not stress related. I amazed you pulled it altogether with this coming on. This Communal global project is really cool too. Xxxx

Housewife on Fire said...

Thanks Fashionistable!

Yes, shingles are a grown up version of chicken pox, but they aren't "caught" the same way chicken pox are. Everyone who has ever had the chicken pox has particles of that virus implant themselves somewhere in their body {usually in the nerve endings surrounding the spine} and for MOST people, they just lie there dormant. They usually only "come to life" so to speak, in the wake of a weakened immune system. In my particular instance, the doctor said that "too little sleep and too much stress" is the likely culprit.

People with auto-immune disorders {RA, Lupus} also tend to get repeat bouts of shingles. They are no fun! ;( Luckily we caught mine really early, and the antivirals are working wonders!