Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Party

Kara's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball Party was one of our favorite parties.  The theme was definitely original,  and all of the kids had a great time.  

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Party


The invitations were different from any others we have seen.  I made meatballs from brown cardstock  and added spaghetti colored (off white)  yarn. I had a witty saying inside, but it has been a few years and I don't remember what I said.  Most of the pictures from the party were accidentally deleted by one of my children, so I am only able to share a few. :(


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Party



We decorated the family room, kitchen and hallway with falling food made from poster board.    We saw the paper pizza in an issue of Family Fun.   We cut out cardboard triangles as the base of the pizza. We wrapped it in brown paper and rolled up the end to look like crust. The saw was colored on with red crayon and marker, and then we added our favorite paper toppings.   We used poster board in a variety of colors to make the other food like ice cream cones, watermelon and other various fruit.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Party


We made more large food by recycling odds and ends.   We used toilet paper tubes and turned them into  a large bowl of macaroni and cheese.   The giant Oreo  is made from foam board, fiberfill and black poster board.  

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Party


I made giant M & Ms  to be used in a game.  At the end of the party each girl got one with their treat bag.
They were just made out of felt and fiberfill. 



When the girls first arrived they were each given a craft foam visor.    I had laid out  a bunch of craft supplies like  markers, paper, glue etc.. so they could decorate them with their favorite foods.     I also had them sit in our recliner with a felt fried egg on top of them.  The fried egg was made from leftover white and yellow felt. (Sorry no picture, these pictures were some of those deleted.)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

We played pin the cherry on the sundae.   I made the large white bowl and cherries  from poster board, and the ice cream from cardstock.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Party

Another game we played was  spaghetti tornado (based on the book)  We took several long strands of yarn and wrapped them around our entire play area.  Each girl had their own spaghetti strand that had to freed from the spaghetti mess. The first girl who freed their spaghetti  without breaking it was the winner.



Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Party

We also made a falling food obstacle course.  The girls had to run from one side of the yard to the other with a blueberry (ball ) between their knees.  They then put on a doughnut (dollar store intertube) and wore it through the rest of the course.    They picked up an extra large french fry (pictured), and carried  it to the ketchup (a piece of red felt).  Then they threw M & Ms  in a basket that was on top of one their friend's head.  They jumped over the pasta field (swim noodles), picked up the large plastic candy canes, and then limboed under the green bean (another pool noodle)  Oh how I wish I had my pics!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Party


Once back inside,  the girls sat on a red circle tablecloth bought from the dollar store  that looked  like a giant tomato, or a piece of pepperoni.   I had  bought a box of fruit O cereal,  and a bag of pipe cleaners from the dollar store.  Each girl made their own cereal necklaces and bracelets.


My daughter chose spaghetti and meatball cupcakes  from the Hello Cupcake book as her birthday cake.   They really did look like spaghetti and meatballs.


Another treat we ate that was easy to make were these mini ice cream sandwiches.   Add a spoonful of ice cream between two Nilla wafers,  and then it roll in sprinkles.  Kara chose the  birthday cake flavor ice cream.  It was a great relatively no messy way to have ice cream.

When the party was over, they took home a felt M & M, their visor,  and a goody bag full of goodies from the dollar store

7 comments:

  1. I have linked this party to several awesome craft blogs. Please be sure to check out them out. You can find their button links to the left and right under this post. Thanks!

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  2. Cute, original party. I love the ideas and it looks like the kids loved it!

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  3. Very cute idea! I like all of the hanging food from your ceiling!

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  4. Such a creative idea! I love that you made the decor from found items. =]

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  5. i LOVE cloudy with a chance of meatballs.. one of my all time favorite books when i was a kid. great that it's making a comeback! love it!

    thanks for sharing. found you via skip to my lou! :)

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  6. Such a cute party! My kids love that movie! Stopping by from TT&J weekend wrap-up.

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  7. Such a cool party! Loved all of these ideas- thanks for linking up and sharing!

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