I have been really busy though - painting, up-cycling, rearranging my new birthday things and bargain finds and two significant birthdays!
The first was Finlay's 10th Birthday Nerf party. I told him he could invite 5 boys which he quickly convinced me had to be 6 then we decided his neighbours and cousins would need to come so it turned into two parties so the older ones could shoot themselves senseless at party one and then keep it tame with the younger ones in the afternoon. There was a lot of chat at the school about who was coming to the party and who wasn't. Finlay plays with everyone so it was a difficult decision for him but apparently there were fake invites going about - I had two parents messaging they had a handwritten invite on the morning of the party would it be ok for their child to come?! Haha. I would have gladly let them if I had extra party props but I was already flat out sewing sticking and cutting the night before trying to get organised for the 16 I already had coming so I had to let them down. Felt so bad - whole class parties are so much fairer!
Me and Finlay are addicted to making rainbow loom bracelets so I made one for everyone coming to the party
|I made little ammo bags for each of them|
|Webbing and D rings|
|Gingerbread targets to be...|
We had a great time the weather wasn't the best but it added to the muddy army feel of the party. The food was not as much effort as I usually go to - pizzas, hot dogs, sausages and sausage rolls - it was much better not to have so much stress. Still too much hand sewing for my liking - but I got a new sewing machine for my birthday the week after this so next year's parties will be a blast!!! Haha I swore Finlay was not getting another party after last year's superhero monstrosity party but 10!!! That's a big birthday! But that's it this time. No more parties....until his 18th of course! Might repeat the Nerf one actually after seeing the adults at this one! ;)