Saturday, February 26, 2011

Indiana Jones Birthday Party

Greg is SIX!!  
How did this happen?  
He keeps telling me he will not get older on me and then he does! 
He was star student at school this week and excited to make a poster with me to take in and show everyone.
I also made these treat bags for him to hand out on his birthday in class.  Each one had a balloon, a ding dong and a silly band.
Greg has been anticipating his party for months.  He had grand plans of me building him a pyramid and everything.  
But I am pretty proud of his cake.  I mean, how cool is that waterfall?!
 Seriously - it was so easy to do! 
Thank you Wal-Mart for selling candy rocks and having blue and green frosting gel when a girl needs them!
 I broke out the pirate party goods and "Indy-fied" it!  
Rats, lots of snakes and spiders.  Temple God statues, compasses and old passports completed the look!

 We broke out the Lego table and let the boys play while we waited for all the guests to arrive. I love that Greg dressed up as Indy for his party.  It was so cute to me.
We had Eyeball Soup (peeled grapes) and Monkey Brains (spaghetti) for the boys to dip their hands in and feel around.  
They thought this was SO COOL. 
We played "Where's Indy?" 
In Egypt, of course!!
 We used straws and Q-tips as our poison darts to defeat the enemies!  
Who cares which one was from which movie, the boys didn't! 
 They couldn't get enough of this!
Greg's great aim killed them all off!
 I made an Arc of the Covenant pinata out of a treasure chest one I found at Zurchers.  A little gold spray paint and voila!
 I wrote Greg's name in Egyptian hieroglyphics.   
I'm all about being authentic for six year olds.
Paper towel rolls cut in half and then hot glued on each corner.  I free handed the angels out of thick corrugated cardboard and hot glued those with supports on the top.  
I had planned a treasure hunt to find this but with the threat of snow, we opted to just let them start in on it instead. 
Sometimes I get jealous of people who have summer birthday children.  A party at the splash park would be VERY nice! 
I glued sections from the back of his invitation to brown paper sacks for the party favors.  Each of the boys got a bag of gold chocolate coins, a rubber snake, and all the candy they could get from the pinata.  
 It was a great party!  
They had cake and vine juice (7-Up I put a few green food coloring drops in) and I only had to raise my voice firmly to one child when he tried to "help me" carry the cake and almost made me drop it on his head!  They loved watching a few minutes of Temple of Doom while they ate.

Greg is such a darling boy and we are so lucky to live in an area where there are so many great little boys his age to play with!  
He loved having all his friends over and being the center of attention that comes rarely with being the 2nd boy. 
(Greg has to watch Graham do everything first and I know that's hard for him sometimes.
Happy Birthday Indiana Greg!  
I hope six is a great year for you!
Junkie handmade projects

If anyone would like a copy of the invite I made for this party, please contact me.  I would be happy to email it to you knowing it might save you a bit of party planning time!


Olson's said...

Oh my goodness! He is one lucky boy, and you have got to be one tired mom! I love that you throw such fun parties for your kids...they will remember that kind of stuff forever!

And the cake!!!! I know you were up late finishing that one, and the hard work payed off - it looks amazing!

kjtroxel said...

That made me so happy! What a lucky boy!
I don't know what was my favorite... the pic of you and Greg blowing out the candle of that you took time to look up his name in hieroglyphics.
You are a super mom!
ps. the waterfall is completely awesome!!!

Lei said...

Oh how I love a great, imaginative birthday party! Great job!

Amy G said...

Thank you thank you thank you for all the ideas. I am trying to put together an Indiana Jones party for my son. I would love a copy of the invite!

Thanks again!

Nae said...

Wow, you are so amazing! Such cute ideas, you have some lucky kids!

Chris said...

Ummmmm wow. That's a pretty amazing birthday party. I don't even want to talk about that cake. It's ridiculously cute. Let's just leave it at that. I was thinking I'd like to have a Glee party. When you get everything planned and made just let me know. It'll be great! Seriously though--WHAT a birthday party for him! Great job, Mom!

Tammy said...

What a great party and cake! I love doing theme party cakes. I have made a few for my kids and really enjoy it. Your son looked like a very happy Indiana Greg! :)

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