Sunday, July 22, 2012

Outdoor Star Wars Party Movie Snacks

So, for Elliot's kid party we had to do a bit of scrambling.  There was a forcast for a big thunderstorm and we were worried that we wouldn't be able to see the movie outside (and we really didn't want 12 seven-eight year olds in our house).  So, we moved the location to a local ice-cream/farm that is fabulous!  If you live anywhere near Concord, NH, you have to go visit Beech Hill Farm. They are so fabulous.

Well, I thought I'd share my Star Wars themed snacks.  Since Elliot is a candy hog, we gave him what he wanted for his birthday.  For the lables, I downloaded a Star Wars font and did a box around the text entirely in Word.  If you want a copy of the lables, feel free to email me and I can send it along.

The very popular Yoda Sodas!
To make:  Sprite & a scoop of lime sherbert
The food:   
Swedish fish = Gungan fish
M&Ms= Storm Trooper energy packs
Pretsel Rods= Ewoke snacks
Popcorn= Podrace Popcorn
Pinapple pieces= Wookie Wonder Fruit
Licorice= Light Saber Licorice

These are a variety of things that I came up with after walking the aisles of the grocery store.  The kids loved reading the lables.  I then gave them baskets to fill up for the "movie" which ended up being an episode of Clone Wars because we had a time crunch with the location change. 

The table after all the kids had gone through. 

This was a super fun party.  We made little pillows for the kids to use during the movie.  Jan pre-sewed them except for a hole for stuffing.  Then we had a coloring contest where everyone got a mustache for participating.  The mustache pictures are HILARIOUS!  We saw the animals at the farm.  Then, we watched an episode of Clone Wars.  Very, very fun!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Someone is 8

It's hard to believe but this little guy
is 8 years old today!!!

He can still be a ham!  That hasn't changed a bit.  However, we have also seen him grow into a young man that excited, smart, and curious.  Jan said once about Elliot that all the world is a scientific experiment, and that is the best description of how Elliot goes through the world.  He is always thinking and trying things and even sometimes pushing the boundaries just to see what will happen.  He does things in his own time and that's ok with us.  He is cautious and sometimes nervous and always knows his limits which makes him moms happy since we can be a bit protective too. 

I'm just so proud of my little man!