Happy 10th Birthday!

Out Theme: Knights

Our agenda:  Folks arrive.  As the children arrive their names are jotted down on a list in order they arrive. Children are encouraged to create their very own shield using stickers and markers.  Once all have completed their shield we proceed with the Joust!  The Joust consists of 2 Hoppity Balls and 2 Foam Floaty sticks.  Each child is paired with whomever they closest arrived at the party.  Each take two turns to gain points for a body hit or knocking each other off their “Steed” in passing.  The points are tallied and the next set joust and so on, until eliminations brings us to the winner with the most points.  Afterward it is just fun to bounce around on the hoppity balls.  The winner recieved a lovely dragons goblet.  Next we must slay the dragon(pinata), but the children found a note inside, instead of treats.  The Note read, “You may have slain me, but it is already too late.  I have hidden three dragons eggs that will soon hatch and avenge me.  Find the eggs and you will find the Kings tresaure.”  So off the children went to scavenge for three eggs.  Which upon opening they discovered weird writing they had to decode.  INT-HEDO-GHOUSE  Once they found the treasure(pinata) they broke it open and discovered it full of coins(plastic) and gemstones(real ones!).  Immediatley they received their goody bags to place their treasure in.  Inside the good bags they each received a handmade candy covered marshmallow, exploding frog soap, two knights figures, and a glow in the dark wrist band.  On to presents!  T. received some great presents which he was really thankful for.  After playing with all his new goodies, it was time to have cake and ice cream.  Mind you we are Gluten Free and Casein Free.  We had a triple layer chocolate cake(GFCF) with chocolate frosting and four different kinds of Ice Cream(coconut milk based) and it was all absolutely decedant!  Everyone played for a little while longer to burn off all the sugar, then retreated to their homes.

I took a lot of prep work for this party and it really paid off.  It went smoothly, with only T. having a breakdown in the midst of it, but we veered around that few moments.  All the kids seemed to have had a good time.  I was exhausted, but in a good way.  Enjoy the pics.  Too bad I didn’t get any pics of the cake!  Amazing!!  I am so glad it came out well.  I have never made a triple layer before so it was a first for everyone in my family.  And not one kid new any difference between my GFCF mix than regular mixes.   Same with the ice cream!  Darn that was sooo good!!  So glad we found a source for Ice cream.  I couldn’t live without that! 🙂


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