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« on: February 22, 2011 12:35:01 AM »

My eldest son is turning seven, and after much backwards and forwards about themes, with respect to budget and weather constraints, he finally has agreed to go with pizza and a movie. He hasn't seen How to Train Your Dragon, despite the two of us being big dragon fans, so that's what he wants to watch.

For lunch the boys will have pizza (obviously) and I thought I'd make cupcakes or brownies instead of a big cake, so there would be less waste. I don't know how to make dragon cupcakes though, I'm not very good with fondant icing so I can't make figures. And of course there will be popcorn for watching the movie with.

I am planning on moving my couch against the wall, and covering the floor with blankets and doonas and pillows, and then covering the couch and everything with sheets to make clean up easier. (I have some green ones that will look like rolling green hills from the movie.) And my friend has a roll of blackout material to cover the windows.

For the goody bags I am going to get single serve bags of microwave popcorn, gummi pizzas, and a bunch of HTTYD printouts of colouring pages and mazes etc from the official website. I might even make some mini dragon amis, like the golden dragon I made for the last challenge, but in yarn.

I guess what I need from you guys is any decorating ideas, or games the kids could play while arriving, any other ideas on food, etc. Really anything that occurs to you at this point, because nothing is set in stone with two months to go.

I don't want to go overboard with sweets, because my son's birthday is Easter Sunday, so kids will most likely have their fill of chocolate that weekend anyway.
When do you think would be the best time? I was thinking dinner or afternoon, because of the pizza, but I don't really want to deal with seven strange boys hyped on a day long diet of chocolate, especially if I am going to be giving them pizza and soda. Maybe a lunch party? I don't think any of his friends are from religious families, so I don't think clashing with church will be something we have to consider.

Hopefully all you clever craftsters can come up with some budget friendly ways to bring some dragon flair to my son's birthday.

♥ Susan

« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011 01:58:10 PM »

My mom always made us piatas for our birthdays, and it was always the first thing she did when we thought of our theme.  You could put the goody bags in there, so it wouldnt be a source of extra candy.

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