Camp Sofia

last years' Giant Cupcake Cake

last years’ Giant Cupcake Cake

Here I am… I’m over here; as my daughter would say in her cute little voice as she pays attention to pronouncing each word with purpose.
With Easter, a short week and my daughters birthday plans in full swing; I have been missing in action from my blog.

I started my week by making a 20 page, 8×8 photobook courtesy of a special I got from Shutterfly. That’s one Father’s Day, Grandad, gift done.
Next was a final run through of plans I decided on for the TURNING 2 birthday party for Sofia. The party is two weeks away. So, six or seven toddlers will be attending a Camp Themed party where they will decorate a tent(a ‘wardrobe’ box from Uhaul), do shadow puppets(cut out animals on sticks and puppets), have a drum circle(on a big blanket with a tin in the middle filled with glowsticks for fire) and eat cupcakes with a campfire on them made out of pretzel sticks and dried mango slices. If the weather is nice, we’ll send all those little legs across the street to the park while a craft clean up and food set up take place. I’m keeping the food simple; sandwiches, fruit salad, s’mores, pasta salad and crackers. Of course I have made shopping lists, activity breakdowns and ‘to do’ lists so I don’t miss anything…. In theory.
I used my ‘Instastory’ app to make the invites on photo paper. Very cool! With stickers, watermarks and text boxes it worked out perfectly, and didn’t take as long as I thought it would. All for free. Those were sent out yesterday.

We are going to do a party for her little friends with the fun and activity at home. The next day will be a more low key get together for family, big kids and adults at my Dads place. This one will be for a Giant Cupcake Cake with the blowing out of candles; which she will be able to do this year, yeah! Boy is it ever going to be a busy weekend.

All I need to do now is shop, cook, decide what I’m getting as a gift and for the favors and charge my camera. So, the busy bulk of the work. I think her and her friends will enjoy it. My mom is going to help with craft time, tent, and I’m going to talk my husband into leading the drum circle; wish me luck!

I have a number of ideas for favors but it’d be ideal to buy one packaged item for each of the kids.

Anyone have any favor ideas?

Advertisements

Tell me what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s