We have a plethora of birthdays over the May/June/July period in our home. Well, with six children it always seems to be somebody's birthday!
This year we gave in and let three of our children have birthday parties.
Unfortunately for us, due to the ridiculously extravagent and over the top organisation, decorating and intense attention to detail of previous family parties...the expectations were high high high!!
Lukey's Minecraft Party.
This party was going to be super fun. Lukey was turning 10 and hadn't had a party in at least four years. The latest craze for him is Minecraft. An online building/creating game.
The minecraft windows.
These were made using white electrical tape.
Simply cut the tape into strips and little squares and stick on your window...it looked AMAZING.
Took ages though!!
It peels off easily enough...but after a few days leaves a bit of a sticky residue. Found this came off ok using a bit of cream cleanser and a sponge then cleaning with paper and window cleaner.
3. Ghast Pinata
5. Treasure Hunt
6. Four Corners
Simple black cloth, square plates, green cups and giant straws
This was probably my biggest dilemma...10 year old boys...prizes had to be pretty good! But still cheap...
So, we had
Handballs (they loved these as most of them play at school)
Individual lego mini-figures
Mini racer cars
blob monsters (it's a putty stuff and you stick the plastic monster bits in and the monster melts)
We made sure that every boy received at least one prize.
The gift bags to take home were just green paper bags with creeper faces stuck on with electrical tape.
Filled them with candy pigs/cows/sheep (from Coles supermarket)
bouncy balls, pencils and individually wrapped lollies