I can’t believe my boy is 4! That’s crazy! Here is a run down of his birthday party! We had an “at home” party this year.
THEME and Decor – Space/Rockets
Started with Lunch since we started at Noon:
I really played off the theme and used space terms like Rocket Dogs for the Hot Dogs (search on Pinterest) Little Dippers for the nuggets, Jet Fuel for the Lemonade, ect. I also used a printable birthday package that you can find here for the decor and all labels. They had so much to choose from. www.thecelebrationshoppe.com They have everything you need to complete a party.
So, I was kind of concern about the kids and the “activities”. I didn’t realize that at this age and maybe it is a boy thing, they were totally content playing in Liam’s room and playing ball outside in the back yard. Speaking of the back yard. It wouldn’t be a party without one of these incidents taking place. Ladies and Gentlemen this would be a face plant in the dirt. Which is basically our back yard. We have no grass.
Look at that poor face! 😦
Activity One: Rocket Balloons, which you can find at Party City, Target, Wal-Mart pretty much anywhere. Long balloons with a little pump. Upside. Good fun with balloons that you don’t know where they are going and make funny noises. Downside. That little pump that takes forever to blow up the balloon and when you have a group of kids waiting for their turn it seems like it takes even longer.
Activity Two: Rocket Darts. Which is basically like these yard darts I found at Toys-R-Us, reminds you of horse shoes. These were kind of a bust. They were boys, so what did they want to do. See how far they could throw them. They didn’t care about the target after about 5 minutes or keeping score.
Activity Three: Rocket Launch. I looked all over the internet for these. There were little ones that were good for a toddler and there were big ones that were good for like 10+ YO. Not to mention we were in a neighborhood so we couldn’t go to terribly high. So we got these sling shot type of rockets and I was hoping that the kids could help. My husband would set them up and the kids would help with the sling shot part. Well, didn’t work. 😦 It was too hard for them to pull back and for my husband to hold steady. So they all just watched him and then ran after the little rockets once they hit the ground. Which with little boys turned into competition.
The Birthday Boy had a great time and loved having all his friends over. I put this post together pretty fast so if I left something out and you have any questions please feel free to ask.