My youngest turned 4 at the beginning of May and he asked for a Scooby-Doo party – whatever one of them might be.
We were really lucky with the weather and the day fell on the sunny weekend we had the week before last, do you remember that teaser of summer?
My sleepless nights worrying that the slide wouldn’t fit were for nothing as it fitted (just). My neighbour at the back of us thought there had been an eclipse of the sun, but I plied her with a few vinos and invited her grandson over and all was well. It was a huge hit with all the children and was in use from the minute it arrived until they came to take it away (with lots of boos as they did).
We had quite a few things planned for the day, the usual pass the parcel and musical statues. Also, inspired by some ideas on Pinterest a wrap the mummy game, which was hilarious if not exactly what it should have been. I challenged two teams of the children to wrap a mummy each and the first into the
up-cycled cardboard box Anubis sarcophagus was the winner. We had joint winners! Poundland toilet rolls made for lots of fun.
We had a treasure hunt next. I cut out the coloured letters shown below and put them in envelopes and hid them around the garden and house and the children had to find 12 envelopes bring them back to me and then we had to work out what they spelled out. When they worked out it was Scooby Snacks they all got to dip for treasure (sweets) in the chest.
The letters were shown on Pinterest used as a banner. They are using the free font Keep on truckin. My file is here if you would find it useful. Printed out on 3 sheets of A4 gives you a good size to work with.
I also made photo props which were a big hit with the kids. I cropped and deleted parts of the image I didn’t want to give a basic outline, printed them off, stuck them to cardboard with wooden barbecue skewers as poles, then cut around the image.
You can pick up a zip file with them in from here, I printed them on 8″x12″ photo paper at Costco but you could chop and change some of the smaller icons to get them to fit on A4 on your home printer. I just found that the hair styles were too big to go on A4.
No party is complete without a cake and ta-da, it was brilliant. Another master piece by Helen.
A brilliant day, thanks to sunshine, excited children, talented friends and a husband who can knock up a sarcophagus at a moments notice.
Happily ever after…
My entry into the May Pinaddicts Challenge – have you entered yet?