The birthday cards we sent out was a free printable that I found at The TomKat Studio, to get your own please click on this link: The TomKat Studio. They come in multiple colours and the chevron stripes are super trendy right now.
Instead of a tablecloth, I put paper on the table where they would be eating, so they could colour and draw...it was a huge hit! I just used a roll of paper that you buy for kids art easels, I bought it at Michael's with my 40% off coupon, the price ended up being $8.99 but it is a BIG roll that we will definitely be using for tons of other art projects.
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For the food we went simple. Hot Dogs, Pop and Junk Food. I feed my kids healthy all year round, but for their birthdays they're allowed to have anything they want on the menu (within reason!).
Instead of a birthday cake, Maya decided she wanted a trifle. Trifle is a British dessert that I grew up with, my mom would always make it for special occasions. Since my mom passed away last year, I have taken over the trifle tradition (minus the Sherry!). It is SO EASY and very yummy. It's best to make it in a glass bowl so you can see all the layers.
First layer....white cake. I made a small round cake then plopped it in the bottom of the bowl. (Hey, I never claimed to be Martha! :) This is where my mom would cover the cake in sherry and let it soak overnight, but I like it better without the alcohol and of course, not for a kids party!
The TomKat Studio. Kim has some amazing freebies on her blog.
We played a fun game, where you make a mound of flour on a cutting board with a chocolate on the top. You go around the table and each person has to slice away part of the flour without making it crumble. The person who make it crumble has to put their arms behind their back and pick out the chocolate with their mouth. It's always a favourite. (Sorry about the blurred out faces...I haven't received permission from the parents to publish their faces here).
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