The birthday party is over. Thank God. Now things get back to normal. We ended up with the football and butterfly themed party this year. Not too bad of a mix of themes, although I had to really push Jarod to the football theme and away from spiderman. We had a football cake and piñata, and a butterfly shaped cake and piñata (with butterflies painted on it….I was not going to try to shape a paper mached balloon into a butterfly. Making a pony last year was hard enough). And we did a treasure hunt and football toss game.
Football Cake and Pinata
Butterfly Cake and Pinata
Football Toss Game
They loved the treasure hunt, who knew searching for an aluminum foil covered box with candy and a few coins in it could be so much fun. To appease the ‘fairness police’ at our house we put the same amount of coins in an envelope for each of the kids, so they all got the same treasure. Somehow they forgot that they were supposed to have an Easter egg hunt too. I lucked out on that, but I’m sure they’ll remember one of these days and we will be having a Thanksgiving egg hunt.
I’ll put up some directions for making the piñatas another day when I finish typing them up in case you’d like to make one of your own.
Tags: birthday, cakes, Parties, pinatas