Bias tape turned into lanyards, thanks to hunting down plastic card holders. I didn't want to have to fork out more for the ready made lanyards or belt clips which weren't cheap. At least not for a kids party... lol So well, after looking at options I just sewed the lanyard to the card holder. Done.
I was really excited to find this website with Pokemon Trainer Cards. Personalised & printed & glued to a thick card makes a really fun treat for the kids I think. I hope DJ loves them. He hasn't seen these yet. I have to try to keep something as a surprise I think.
Making : party things Cooking : as little as possible. But eggs. Need some new egg dish ideas. Drinking : not enough water, too much coffee. Apple cider vinegar at night with honey. Reading: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Trawling: ideas for a Pokemon party. Wanting: lolly free party bags. Looking: at ideas for things to go in a party bag. Deciding: who to invite! Wishing: that yes, we could invite the whole class! Enjoying: my little chicken flock. Waiting: to win Lotto... Liking: my new yarn pattern. Wondering: how all those people in London are coping with the wait to find & identify their loved ones. Loving: that we have passed the shortest day! lol Pondering: the minds of those that choose to become a terrorist/suicide bomber. It's unfathomable. Listening: to the boys fight!!! Considering: birthday ideas... Buying: birthday presents hopefully. Watching: War on Waste - ABC. New Tricks. Hoping: the boys grow up to be good friends of each other. Marvelling: at going to Spotlight & only buying the one thing I went for! hahaha Cringing: at the cold Needing: not as much as some people do so I won't & shouldn't complain. Wearing: lots of hand knits. Knowing: the fights are coming over the Ipad usage. Getting: a bit more work for a few weeks. Bookmarking: Disliking: birthday balloons. Feeling: clever, having treated a chook so far successfully all by myself! Go ME! Celebrating: BJ's birthday Embracing: celebrating birthday's at a museum!
The almost 6 year old has had a Pokemon party in mind for some time now. Lucky I had some warning as I have been able to source some cool Pokemon things in time.
First things first though & that is the party bag to put them in. I didn't have enough fabric so had to make a quite trip to Spotty for more. Lucky there was some waiting for me. I took all of what was left. (impressed too as I only bought that while there! Nothing else! Not even a pin! )
Party bags are "The" thing! I think that's all the kids wait for. They could be disappointed with these then.
I may need to do a couple more. Depending on the RSVP situation. There is still a day to go. So I am waiting on hearing from 3 more. If it was me & I wasn't going to a party I would advise them of such things. But I think these days if they aren't going they think they don't have to bother. Mind you, we have had it also in the past where they haven't said either way & turned up too. So I may need to have one on hand all the same. Darn it. It's tricky though when manners are a thing of the past.
BJ's birthday party wasn't your average kids party. He didn't want one.
So having told us that a few weeks ago we came up with some other ideas on what we could do together instead.
He chose the Queen Victoria Museum. It was going to be a big day anyway, so it turned out OK that we didn't do it on his actual birthday in the end with him under the weather still then. He wouldn't have enjoyed it at all.
So today we had a road trip & quite a few hours at the museum.
We had done a bit of research on what was being shown at the moment. He was really keen to see the World War 1 display & also the ship that sunk. Mostly he was interested in "The Blacksmith Shop". Lucky for us, being there on a Sunday, we got the tour of the blacksmith shop which was good. He was really pleased about that.
A great time there & then lunch at a place in the area that he also loves so that was the makings of a great birthday!
Oh & I must not forget the party bags which was actually a few things we picked at the Museum shop, so both BJ & DJ got to enjoy those bonuses.
What turned out to be a quieter than expected day...
He hadn't been well & was still a bit weary from his cold, so we chose to stay home today instead. He didn't mind. He of course had new presents to play with. Even a present from the dog & another from the chooks. See if you can guess which ones they were!
He was quite spoilt of course.
He chose pizza for tea which included his grandparents that were available. A great day even if not feeling 100%.
I've been around about! Just been knitting stuff. Lots of stuff.
But I did squeeze in a couple more pillows today. My little neighbour girls have birthdays coming up, so I saved myself time & did them both at the same time. Not quite what I had in mind but they look pretty & cute for little ones as they are.