Robbie's Favorite Things Party

When Robbie couldn't decide on his party theme, star wars legos or beyblades, we thought maybe he should have a party where he gets to do it all.
All of his Favorite Things!
The border of the invitation was a list of all his favorite things, toys, activities, sports and food.

One of Robbie's favorite places to go is TOP IT frozen yogurt.  So we made our own little yogurt bar.

Instead of cake, he opted for cupcakes...and after so many cakes this month...I was fine with that!

12 different yogurt toppings including: blueberries, strawberries, sprinkles, cinnamon toast crunch, fruity pebbles, reeses, gummy bears, swedish fish, snickers, oreos, peanut butter chips, m&ms...I had other toppings, but I ran out of bowls!

There were about 20 kids, so I started off by dividing them in groups of 4.  I gave them each a necklace (yarn with a color circle) and game card with their color.  The game cards told them the order of events.

Then they got to play some of Robbies favorite things!

Beyblade Battles

Starwars legos
(I had them race to put the mini sets together fastest)

Wipeout Challenge
this was so fun for them...
they started out by army crawling under a bench, then riding the little RODY across the floor, box jumping back, climbing up a latter and ringing the bell on the ceiling, climbing back down, rolling the ball, through the box tunnel and DONE.  they were timed and had 2 chances to get their best time!

Basketball Tournament
double shot...everyones dream

Angry Birds Game
we used a slingshot to fling angry birds at a stack of cardboard bricks

They got a sticker at every station

After they were all done, we sent them outside for an ASTROID HUNT
aluminum balls were made around pieces of candy and hidden all around the back yard.  

After the astroid hunt, they had their top it ice cream

Then I gave them their swim noodle light sabers and they went outside and battled...they seriously could have battled all day!  They loved it!

I forgot to take pictures of ours, but they looked like this except for only blue and green.
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Jane's Shoe Party

Little Jane is obsessed with shoes.  She wears mine around, loves any dress up shoes, and changes hers a couple times a day.  So, for her 3rd birthday, I decided a Shoe Party would be fitting.

I based the party on the book Birdie's Big Girl Shoes.  The artist is absolutely amazing, and Birdie happens to look like Jane!


Chinese lanterns are the best investment...I use them a lot!
When I told the cute girl at Nordstrom shoes what I was doing, she just gave me gift boxes.  She was so darling about the party, and it probably helped that I was in buying each of my kids winter boots, and cozy slippers!

I stayed awake at night figuring out the cake in my head...and this is what I came up with:
I started with a shoe sole shaped piece of cardboard. 
I painted the bottom hot pink (I was going to do Red, but pink went with the party)
 I bent it in the 2 places necessary
I glued a dowell for the strength of the heel
I used multiple cake pans including:
a square (the corner for the point of the shoe, i cut out a wedge so it would be more of an acute angle)
a small round for the heel part
a loaf pan partially filled for the arc
Once I had it all set up, I frosted then put fondant over the whole thing.  Then I wrapped the heel with fondant.  Then the most fun part...I SPRAY PAINTED it with metallic cake spray paint from Michaels.  I am in love with that stuff!  IT kind of makes me want to not mix fondant colors anymore!
added a little bauble to the to and VOILA!  the shoe cake!

I blew up my favorite illustration in the book for a back drop for pictures.  

The girls started by making their own shoe designs.

Then they got to decorate their own set of dress up shoes.  (I found packs of 6 at Toys R Us, and ripped all of their cheesy decorations off them)  The girls loved jewels, fluff, sparkles, I also had flowers and feathers but they weren't the real hit

while their shoes were drying they played pin the bow on the shoe.

And for lunch, little strawberry Jellow parfaits, strawberries and Jane's favorite...quesadillas!

And then we had to cut the cake.  It was yummy too!  
Each little girl took their little shoes home in a beautiful little box with tag and bow

This was such a fun party!!! I wish I could do it again!

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