We are now down to the last 3 boy themed parties. Year 7 and year 8, were two of our very favorite. When he was 7, Kyle wanted to have a safari party. See the monkey in the picture. It has actually come in handy at 4 parties. Who would have thought it when I bought it. Mr monkey has been present at 2 luaus, a zoo party and a safari.
Having 3 kids with a ton of stuffed animals helped to set up the safari. Above is where the tigers live.
The cake was easy to make. I used 2 cake mixes in a giant circle pan, and then used red and white frosting.
I had Kyle chose 20 of his favorite Pokemon. I then gave a lesson on each of the characters he had chosen.
We planned Pin the Tail on Pikachu
We don't always do a pinata, but that year we did. We had some trouble breaking it though.
I am a little disappointed that I cant find many pictures from his 9th birthday. That year he came up with his most difficult theme. He wanted a "Honey, I Shrank the Kids" type party but he refused to call it that. He wanted all the props and food to be really big. The husband of a friend of mine is a blinds distributor, and he gave me several long skinny boxes.
It is not the best picture, but at the front door the guests were greeted by a giant dragonfly. I can't find my inside pics at the moment, but I hung green streamers all over the house to feel like we were really small and lost in the grass.
I made a large sheet cake and made it look like an old school Ipod. Wow have they changed since then.
The food was all big. Here I made one pizza in the shape of a giant slice.
I really hope I can find the rest of my pictures from this party. One thing fun about this kind of party is you can easily use your imagination when thinking of "big" items.
I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane and find there are some ideas you can use. If you missed years 1-3, you can see them here. Years 4-6 can be found here.
I will be linking my party ideas up on these amazing blogs here. Be sure to give them a look.