Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Joseph’s Spongebob Bday Party

Obviously, I am very tardy in posting this.  I don’t know how all you super on-time bloggers do it!

Joseph turned 7 on May 6th.  He has wanted a Spongebob birthday party for a while now and I have always put him off.  Years ago he really wanted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party and I said that I wouldn’t do any commercial character and tried to explain that concept to him.  Fast forward to this year and I decided, what they heck—it’s his birthday, I’ll do what he wants!  I wont spend a lot of money on crappy prepackaged stuff, but I’ll give it a shot.  (I still like to think I’ll be able to avoid all the princess-ish stuff with Nora, but see that it’s just as likely I’ll eat those words too).

Anyways, we had a blast and it all worked out well.  Here was Joseph helping me make the goody bags.  As I said I wanted to avoid most the premade commercial stuff so I copy/adapted this idea off pinterest instead.  Only thing is Joseph really wanted to help.  It was hard for me to let go of the perfect idea I had in my head, but really ended up working out well!  He had a lot of patience-he would pick out a face, I would draw it in pencil, and then he would trace it with a permanent marker.

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My cake of the year!  Fondant for the first time.  Much harder to work with then I expected!

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Very yellow table!

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Our awesome bags!  I really, really love them.

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The party was at Whirlie’s World, our local arcade/laser tag/bouncy house place.  Worked out well since it was pooring!

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Pizza and slushies!  Everyone except one girl (who’s birthday was the day before) made it from Joseph’s class.

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Very hard to take pics, but tons of fun playing laser tag!  (Last year Joseph hid in a corner crying for a bit during the game because he thought people weren’t playing right—and just general bday stress.  This year, no tears!  I believe he has matured a bit!  Or the game just went better for him.)

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So cute!

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Laser tag photo opp

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A new boy just joined Joseph’s class and he has a younger sister just a couple months older then Nora!  Very fun.

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Cake and candles

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Presents

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Lots of games

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Partied out.  And the pillow Joseph choose with all his tickets.  I am now trying to decide whether I continue the theme party tradition now that I have two kids?   Yikes.

3 comments:

JG said...

Fun party!! Love how you handled the SpongeBob theme. The bags and balloons are so cute! What a lot of work though! I am a big fan of minimal prep these days. :) However, I haven't really figured out a way to keep the cost reasonable; especially with buying everything pre-made. I think next year we might try having a horse-theme party at our house... how cheap and easy would that be??! :) You could always do a construction theme party and steal a bunch of "theme" stuff from Brad! ;)

Anonymous said...

I think that Joseph (and Nora) won in the mom selection contest.

RB

Ruth Bernstein said...

This party was really minimal work! I think any party that isn't at my house is pretty easy since I don't have to obsess about cleaning house on top of everything. Probably just should keep my house better...cost is definitely the trade off. Horse themed though sounds perfect! I am trying to decide whether to do a theme for Nora's birthday, I want to but things are VERY busy...only if I figure something easy out. And thank you soooo much for the kind comment RB ;-)