I cannot believe how time flies...Now my son will be 10 in a week. It seems like yesterday he was my little baby, sleeping on my stomach, making the cutest baby sounds you've heard and smelling as nice as only babies can smell. I can't wrap my head around the fact that he will be 10. I just can't or maybe I don't want to. It is a bitter-sweet moment again and there was more than one tear shed when I began planning his birthday this year.I mean, I always want to please him on his b-day and I always go along with his ideas on themes and stuff. I never had that growing up and I want it for my children. I am always excited to do it and although sometimes I complain how much work it is, how much effort it takes, it always warms my heart to know that my kids got something they wanted in celebration of the fact that they've been born and became a part of our family.
This year's theme I embraced wholeheartedly and I couldn't wait to start organizing. As you can imagine, there wasn't a lot of choice with Minecraft Birthday Party supplies, so I had to make them ( yeah, what's up with that Mohjang, we should talk!).
You can deduce my impatience from the fact that I began the preparations three weeks before the actual birthday, and YES, I CANNOT WAIT to share them! :-) So, NOT as usual, I will let you have a sneak peak and see some of the things I prepared for the B-day party:
What's a party without invitations, right?
What are invitations without envelopes? Creeper envelopes, yay! I'm just glad the kids were not home when I made these, because my cursing supply was exhausted by the printer's lack of cooperation.
And here you can see the whole shebang, except the decorations of course,they will be in the next post.
Isn't this cool???The gum spiders were probably one of the most time consuming things, because I had to come up with a pattern for the legs and then cut them by hand.
The Creeper Juice is just Sprite that I've changed the labels of.
Who doesn't love Hershey Chocolate bars? I decided that Steve on the front and back of the chocolate will be best.The Steve on the front is actually made of card stock and glued separately, so it's sticks out a little that gives it a bit of a 3D effect. On the back it says " Kalin's Epic MineCraft Birthday Party". I really like how these came out.
And since I promised in the invitation that we'll "blow up", we would need some " TNT" for that, right? The strawberry Twizzlers came in handy and the transparent boxes I got were just perfect! I wish the printer ( again) cooperated more and the color of the print outs I made could actually be recognized as red, not as a bloody orange, but what can you do.
The pins were pretty easy to put together. I think the actual pins were $3 for 5 pins and you can put any picture you like in them.
The "emeralds" and "diamonds" are just sugar sticks. I'm so glad I thought of it.
The Enderman goody bags are one of my fave, I just hope they are strong enough to fit everything in them.
Ta-Ta for now!