Minecraft Birthday Party

It's been almost seven months since Camden's Minecraft Birthday Party, and I'm finally getting around to sharing the details. Meanwhile he has already moved on to Terraria.

Venue: Ideaventions / Cake & Decorated Cookies: Fresh Bakes / Cake Invitation Template: Pixel Paper Craft / Food Tents: Minecraft XL

Popsicles & Pajamas Birthday Party

Caitlyn's 6th birthday party was THE first party that I posted on the blog. I blinked and somehow she turned 10! She has grown up to be a creative young lady who loves to craft party decorations just like her momma. This year we celebrated her milestone birthday with a popsicle themed party and sleepover with 9 of her closest friends. A big thanks to Eat Drink Chic for the free downloadable popsicle designs.

It's been one week since the party. I woke up this morning and saw this sweetest thank you note from Caitlyn posted on my office wall.

Free Popsicle Printable: Eat Drink Chic / Cupcake Toppers: Fresh Bakes / Soap Popsicle Favors: Crimson Hill Soapworks / Orange & White Twill Ribbon: Paper Source 

Robotics Birthday Party

These days I'm all about keeping parties simple and fuss-free. For me, that means having parties outside of the home so I can actually enjoy myself and not have to worry about set up, clean up and entertaining 20 kids for an hour and a half. Plus, having someone else run the party gives me the opportunity to snap some pictures instead of hiring a professional photographer. This year, we celebrated Camden's 7th birthday with a robotics party at Ideaventions, a local "discovery lab for kids".

I spent a little extra to have Chickabug's robot theme invitations professionally printed, and was so happy with the high quality and quick turnaround time, I may never go back to printable invitations! To top it off, the colors from the invitation matched the colors at the venue.

The party space was simply decorated with colorful balloons provided by the venue and a handmade tassel garland. The large green, blue and orange Ideaventions logo was the perfect backdrop for the dessert table. A store bought cake was topped with a 3D fondant robot by Fresh Bakes. Robot cake pops studded with candy, also from Fresh Bakes, were a big hit with the kiddos. Easy peasy lime and orange jello were served in adorable Yumbots cupcake molds.

For the activities, the kids constructed an elaborate max for hex bugs to navigate; used wiimotes as remote controls to guide a LEGO robots through tough driving challenges; and went head to head, modifying LEGO Sumobots with weapons and armor to shove an opposing robot out of the ring.

How cute are these colorblocked wooden utensils from Sucre Shop

Ideavention water bottles filled with LEGOS and tied with personalized tags from Chickabug were used for the party favors.

Robot Invitation, Stickers, and Favor Tags: Chickabug / Venue: Ideaventions / Robot Cake Topper and Cake Pops: Fresh Bakes / Wooden Utensils: Sucre Shop 

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