|Happy Birthday Pork Chop!
Well now that we have had a few days to sit down and sort through things, I can finally share some of the party pictures. Tomorrow I am going on a class trip with Pork Chop, which is sort of scary. I can hardly keep myself from killing him, how am I going to do it with lots of other peoples kids. Well I made cookies so maybe that bribe will help, who knows. Anyway.
Now I didn't do anything too crazy this year for his party, just no time, but it was still good.
|These are almost perfect, I used coloured candy melts and will from now on.
So I already shared with you the Perry the Platypus marshmallows I made. Other than that I didn't do too much. I made some cake pops, some chocolate covered pretzel rods, cupcakes and a tiny cake. Then we played some games. So lets get to it.
|Sort of messy, but not too shabby!
|These are my tiny little spring form pans, they are perfect for mini cakes.
Firstly the cupcakes, I made cupcake toppers like I usually do. I found some images of Perry on google and printed out a few sheets onto edible icing paper. Then I cut them out, and put them on a layer of fondant/gum paste and let them dry out. For some reason I felt the need to use a lot of icing sugar and this made the pictures sort of dull. And well, I have no idea what I was thinking really. Other than I was in a rush and at the time it seemed really smart. It was not, but whatever, it still turned out sort of okay.
|These are all the cupcake toppers I made, you can sort of see how I covered some in icing sugar and they look dull. Oh well.
|A cake decorator I am not!
|I don't think I have done an actual edible image wrapped around a cake before, not too bad.
I decorated them really fast, by drizzling on a bit of the left over melts and sprinkling on some co ordinating sprinkles. Simple and fast.
The pretzel rods got a dip in milk chocolate and a simple drizzle of candy melts and sprinkles. I was in a rush. Pork Chop had one big request, he wanted candy Lego men. Last year I made them for his Lego party and I said why not. It was easy, I just used the left over candy melts and made them in the silicon Lego mold I had. He was thrilled and the kids at the party ate them like crazy. So that was great.
|Perry is all "oops, sorry I'm all over your cake."
|Why I picked those most girly colour I have no idea, but it worked.
|I didn't want to put pictures of other peoples kids, and I have no idea how to cut or blur them out, so you get to see Pork Chop.
|Hubby and him think the underwater camera is awesome.
|That's my dad, he was wearing a Perry coloured shirt and he didn't even know it. Try not to look at the kids, pretend they are not there.
|And there you go, if he gets any older I may need a bigger cake to get all the candles on.
But I really thought this would wear the kids out, being that the pool part was over at 6:30 at night. But no, the kids were crazy! So as soon as they were all in the room they were tearing around like they were full of sugar, but they hadn't had any yet!!!
|My poor hand was feeling the heat!
|Hubby tried to get a picture but it was dark.
So after they were all done we played some games. I had a few. One I did a few years back, was basically a quick one. You print out a picture like 100 times, make them the same and all of them get tapped all over the room. So it is like a decoration, but you are going to use it. Then you tell the kids to find them and the one with the most wins a prize! So not only are they having fun, they are also cleaning up some of the decorations. I know they may figure that our in a few years, but for now, I'm good.
|My sister got these pictures for me, that is my desert table.
After that we played a game that I read about on line. In the TV show there is an older sister who is always trying to bust her brothers. So we played "busted" basically I blew up a bunch of balloons and one of them had a paper inside that said "you win!" So I let them loose and let the kids pop them until they found the winner. Then I got them to clean them all up, because bits of balloon were everywhere.
The last game was going to be a dance contest. But Hubby was not able to get the song I wanted. Gangam Style, sure you have heard of it? Well basically Pork Chop was going to use his "dance inator" to get the kids to dance. Because another character is always making up silly "inators" so that was good, until one kid was slamming into the floor, so we cut it short as he was just being too silly and was going to hurt himself or someone else.
|Not the most detailed picture, but the best I got. Considering I forgot to take any.
Then we had like an hour left. So I gave each kid a tattoo of Phineas and Ferb. Hubby's mom even got one, and one kid wanted one right in the middle of his forehead, I told him his mom might kill me, so we stuck to hands and arms.
Then the kids tore around for like 20 minutes when I figured we needed to bring it down. So we let Pork Chop open his gifts. I don't like to do this as usually he is not the most subtle when he doesn't like something or already has it. I talked to him about being great full and told him the only thing I wanted to hear him say was "thank you" and that was what he did, even when one toy was something he already had. No matter he was very good.
As kids started to leave they each got a Marshmallow pop, a cake pop and a pretzel. So it was a good day.
|This was the table, see those tiny pictures? Those were one of the games.
And next year, watch, I bet he will be all, "I want a Lego party" And I will have to break his legs. Think I can talk him into a sleep over, with like 1 friend, and I go out and Hubby deals with it? Well I have a year to work on it.