Wednesday, October 12, 2011

9 Years Old + Quick Party Favors

Today, my Max turned 9 years old. He's such a funny, clever and determined kid.

I made the traditional birthday breakfast with candles this morning to start the day off right. He choose Oatmeal Waffles topped with strawberry freezer jam and sausage for our menu this morning.

Yesterday, we celebrated Max and Hannah's birthdays with a party with their friends at Amazing Jake's. Amazing Jake's is an indoor amusement park with laser tag, mini golf, go carts, rock climbing, video games and carnival rides plus a dinner and dessert buffet. All of the party kids seemed to have a great time and I was happy to safely return all of the kids to the parents at the end of the night.

Since I knew most of the kids would be getting a bunch of prizes from the ticket redemption from arcade games, I didn't feel like we needed to give out a big goodie bag.

But I wanted each of the party guests to go home with something personalized from us, so I put together giant candy bars covered with patterned paper wrappers.

Some of my favorite things about this project:

* All of the supplies were in our house (except for the candy bars)
* It was a great way to use up lots of paper scraps
* Simple project that my 3 kids were able to work on with me
* Personalized name tags
* Who doesn't love a giant candy bar?

We had seven girls and seven boys at the party, so the styles reflect some more girly styles (flowers, butterflies, pink) and some my boy styles (starts, numbers and blue.)

I used this Scrapbook Circle printable for the two different labels on the candy bars. I love that I can select just one element on the page and them print a bunch of them in Photoshop.

If you want your own copy of this page, you can download it HERE and print and use as many times as you would like. Hope you enjoy it!


  1. Love the pics!! Happy Birthday Max!! I loveeeeeee what you did with the candy bars!! Ohhhhhhhhh and quick question... did you like Amazing Jake's?? We were thinking about it, but didn't know if it would be good??? Let me know if you can! Thanks! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Happy Birthday to mr. M! That candy bar idea is CLEVER!!

  3. Happy Birthday to your guy! Love those bday breakfast pics and the special big candy bars are so awesome! I think I am going to do that for our next bday party :)



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