My friend recently qualified as a Dentist (Woop woop!) so we had a cocktail evening on Saturday to celebrate. I made cran-raspberry fizz (recipe on this post) which is non-alcoholic as one of my friends was not drinking but still wanted to partake in the celebrations. Me and Susan however added my most favourite drink Malibu. Coconut rum just goes with everything! And it was such a sunny day on Saturday all three of us were sunburnt and ready to be refreshed.
Susan also brought Funkin mixers and these worked brilliantly with our malibu and also some pear and elderflower juice I had lying around. Very sweet and very delicious! Our favourite combination was pear and elderflower strawberry woo woo Malibu - not easy to say after one of these:) But all of the combinations of Funkin we tried were really good I would definitely buy these again.
I of course had to make a little gift for Susan for passing all of her exams and as felt is my favourite I went with a felt tooth decoration. Saw lots of these ideas on pinterest and have a couple of ideas pinned on this board
Really meant for a small child whose teeth is falling out but equally appropriate for a newly qualified Dentist - including a pound in the little tooth pocket!
The celebration went very well and was much less grown up than the last get together I posted about here - we reminisced about the old days when we used to go out and find boys to like before we had kids and fiances :) It was a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. We definitely intend to replicate this again sometime soon :)
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
So last post I showed you the Superhero Food from Finlay's party. Now I will show you the crafts and games
Firstly the invite. I made this using libre office - I don't have microsoft office which I really am considering but libre office was fine for what I needed this time - more time consuming because it doesn't flow as well as microsoft office and it can be fiddly but I was happy with the way the invite turned out.
The hero lollies I spent many a night hand cutting tiny capes and masks out for in green, blue and red to match the tongue painter lollies I got from ebay.
I used chalk on a black plastic tablecloth to mark out some buildings for a photo prop - this was hardly used and didn't work very well but worth a shot!
I created a superhero banner - didn't actually make it onto the desserts table but it did hang over the real food. I used the Superman cartridge for the Cricut to cut out "Finlay, 9" out of an old superman comic I got from ebay and stuck them onto the red and yellow diamond shapes I cri-cut out of card. I drew round the letters in black pen to make them stand out better.
My mum had this game lying around her house I decided to hero-fy it a bit for the party - painted it black and added a mask
I made a sign in the same theme as my invites and desserts table and named it Catwoman Catch:) Much more hero-ish!
Like last year's Mario party I painted some heroes to play pin the...I cut out pants, masks, badges and belts for the kids to make their own superheroes when blindfolded
I made some superhero beanbags
quiet book made totally out of felt and some hero felting too!)
And a few friends :)
Some other games were "Pass the Kryptonite" - four green glo-sticks passed round and whoever was left holding the Krypto was out
There was also a hero race - teams had to hop to a box to find a mask and hop to a further box to find a wristband (glo-stick bracelet) then hop back. The team who was first dressed in the mask and glowing wrist band were the winners.
I also made Eliza's outfit for the party - she does have a Superman tutu outfit but because Finlay was going as Batman and so was I Eliza needed a new tutu outfit and t-shirt combo. Black tulle tied in little knots onto yellow satin ribbon. Lots of tutorials online for this. It literally took me 5 minutes to make this - before school one morning last week and trust me I do not get up early! The best tip I read when learning to make tutus was to wrap tulle round a piece of cardboard the same length as you want your tutu to be, wrap it round and round then cut one side all the way through so you are left with lots of the same length of tulle pieces which are double the length you want your tutu to be. then knot each piece of tulle onto ribbon - easiest to tie the ribbon round a chair or anything you have handy - Eliza's doll pram was handy :) while knotting the tulle on. I left the ribbon long so it could be tied to show the yellow for Eliza's Batman outfit. I bought a cheap black t-shirt, cut out a felt batman emblem and fabric glued it on. Some black leggings and she was good to go.
Looking cool Batman :)
I already showed you my Cricut party bags
I filled some cellophane bags with hero coloured skittles and a print out hero emblem for each party bag
I ordered pin badges from ebay to match the bags
And filled each party bag with speech bubble post its, hero candy sticks, a caped lolly, villain tattoos, hero stickers and a colour themed mini cupcake box (which had a chocolate or vanilla mini cake inside) and a WHAM! chewy sweet.
Here is the pile of heroes finally ready 24 hours before the party! I got some last minute help from my sister to finish the little Supermen in time!
34 of the little devils!
Finlay's favourites - Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Batman and Green Lantern
A handful of puppets :)
Inside the party bag:) A nice little hero selection.
And that's it! Lots of planning, effort and crafting madness and I made it to the end of Finlay's party :) He had a fantastic time and all his friends seemed to enjoy it too. Lots of great costumes to be seen including some home maders.
Me and my sister thought we should look the part too and I thought about making tops for us but Tesco did these hero vests with attached capes and we couldn't resist :)
Check out the hero food from this party. Not sure what Eliza's theme will be in July but I need at least a week's break before I get my head around another party! That one was immense! Too many superheroes in one room I think! But well worth it!
I love parties!!!!!!
Lots more pins on my Superhero board on pinterest for great ideas I didn't use