BIRTHDAY PARTY : book worm

7 08 2014

My older daughter LOVES books!  We’ve read some great ones this year:  Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Rainbow Magic Fairies, Whatever After, and Spirit Animals among others.  This year for her birthday, we had a Book Worm party and incorporated aspects from each of those books.  To keep the flow of the party moving, I had cards that I had done up for her to read aloud to go from one activity of the other.1-Rainbow Magic1

The girls went outside, collected a white pillow case, put on gloves and an orange apron and made tie dye pillow cases!

2-Percy Jackson2

Water fight!  Using sponges and zap straps, I made water bombs for the girls to have a water fight.  I got this idea from pinterest.

4-Harry Potter1

Mentos & Diet Coke Geyser

Mentos & Diet Coke Geyser

Class is in!  We did the Mentos & Diet Coke geyser experiment.  The spray went higher than the big trees!  The girls thought it was pretty awesome!

3-Spirit Animals1

Dinner is served!  Each girl had their own menu with food based on the Spirit Animals, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Rainbow Magic Fairies and Whatever After books.  On the menu:  Uraza Spotted Pizza,  Essix Chicken Wings, Briggan Cheese Sticks, Jhi Bamboo Veggies and Fruit, Book Worm Birthday Cake, Whatever After Ice Cream, Butterbeer (rootbeer),  Polyjuice Potion (ginger ale), Pumpkin Juice (orange juice), Nectar (apple juice), Mad Eye Moody’s Milk (white milk), Poseidon’s Punch (water).  Breakfast was Pearl’s Pancakes, Button’s Bacon, Rainbow Fruit Salad, and Jack Frost’s Ice Blue Whipped Cream.  Yum!6-Pinata1Pinata

My two girls helped make this pinata.  Made from a cereal box, modge podge and a flour/water mixture with newspaper (and reinforced with a few strips of duct tape).  Inside the box was silly string can tops (I could not  fit the whole cans in as the moisture from the flour/water mixture made the cardboard wet and then dry with zero flexibility).  This pinata was so tough to break that each girl got numerous cracks at it, as did the adults!  Once the girls got their silly string cover, they came to me to get the matching can and they had a silly string fight.  Fun!

5-Whatever After1

The girls found a loot bag on each of their pillows.  They each got a book, a rainbow pin wheel, and my daughter made each girl a rainbow  loom book mark in the shape of a snake (book worm).  Their pillowcases were ready to take home the next morning.  They turned out so well!

Table Settings

Table Settings

Menu

Menu

Keeping with the Rainbow Magic Fairies books, I made the table colourful.  My daughter asked if her guests could each have a menu to order off of, so we pretended we were at the Three Broomsticks (Harry Potter) and ordered Butter Beer (root beer),  Poseidon’s Punch (water), Uraza Spotted Pizza (pepperoni pizza), etc.

Cake

Cake

I finally attempted fondant!  I wanted to try to make a birthday cake that looked like a book, and I succeeded.  I was so happy with how this turned out.  It was surprisingly easy.  My daughter said it looked delicious, but thought it may look too pretty to cut.

Decorations

Decorations

Decorations

Decorations

Decorations

Decorations

To decorate the mantle, we used a mix of balloons, streamers, a poster that my daughter made, and books, toys and ornaments that we had at home to decorate.

What a great party!

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