SPUD TURNS SIX AND THERE IS SOME TREASURE TO BE HAD
Yup, that's Spud in robber garb, inviting his wee friends to raid tombs and build Ancient Egyptian stuff with clay.
Note I took a few liberties on some of the hieroglyphics; balloons, the number 6, a birthday cake. Hee.
Let's Make a MINI CLAY SPHINX
We booked the party at a local kids art studio and they led the kids in each making a clay sphinx.
The studio is going to fire them and we can pick them up in a few weeks. Can't wait!
Photos of all the little fired sphinxes are up!
Desert and Water Colour Inspired TABLE SETTING
Golden, sandy coloured tablecloth and water blue napkins. Some of the cups were blue and some jewel encrusted [re-purposed from a pirate theme]. Spud's Playmobil Sphinx and loot bag containers as a centrepiece.
Happy Birthday BANNER
For the banner I alternated the backgrounds between papyrus, water, and an Egyptian stripe motif [I photographed the black and gold stripes on Hubs headdress modeled below] on triangles. We cut out each one, punched two holes on the top, and simply strung them on some twine.
Treasure Birthday CUPCAKES
Each of the wee guests' blue or beige [water and sand coloured] cupcake had a shiny new quarter hidden in them. We slit a hole on the side of the cupcake paper, at the bottom, and inserted a quarter that was wrapped in a small square of wax paper.
Nile Water PUNCH
Organic Pomegranate Blueberry juice with raspberry sorbet added.
Treasure-themed LOOT BAGS
1. Candy Bag. Each child took a turn raiding the pyramid.
· chocolate gold coins
· gold chocolate ball
· silver heart chocolate candies
· gold and deep blue MMs [found at bulk candy shop]
· candy ring [not shown here]
· gummy snake protecting the loot
2. Treasure Bag
[Spud worked very hard drawing the Nile on his little tomb container here. At some point he declared "I've just about finished colouring the longest river in the world!". [He started to complain about having a sore hand from colouring so much and Hubs stepped in to finish it up.]
Spud and I took some books out of the library that taught us a bunch about hieroglyphics in a kid friendly way. We shared the task of decorating the treasure bags, each one totally unique.
· Glow in the dark bracelet
· Gold bead necklace
· Play snake
· Craft gems
· Egyptian play figures
Personalized THANK YOU CARDS
I took notes of what Spud said when he opened each present and added a quote to each thank you card.
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