We decided to throw a combined birthday party for Mia and Mike as both my kids were born on the same month -September. Mia on 9th Sept 2006 and Mike on 1st Sept 2009. But because we were occupied on their birth month for few reason – celebrated our Eid Ramadhan and the following month,we went Australia for holiday so we decided postponed to 18th December 2011.
My daughter Mia is very into Rapunzel theme while my son Mike is into Toys Story - in particular Buzz lightyear.
Since it’s a combined theme I was happy it somehow matches in terms of color – purple (rapunzel) and green (buzz lightyear) . It was easy once I get the color combo and quickly work on what needed to be done.
We have games for the kids. One of it was the pinata. I was inspired with Jordan Ferney’s DIY pinata and I decided to DIY the number 5 for my girl . Then we have pin the bullseyes tail.
For this party I decided its best to make drawstring bags ( I sew it) . Since there’ll be a pinata filled up with sweets, the bag will do ‘em good .
The last thing I don’t like in a birthday party is wasteful on food and cake! This year, we didn’t order one, except the green and purple swirls cupcakes. On the day itself I asked a friend a help me to buy wondermilk’s medium size cupcakes and treat it as the ‘birthday cake’. Almost all cupcakes gone by the end of the party. So yay! nothing was wasted. Success
I bought the Ikea’s curtain to be as our photobooth backdrop. We’re happy everyone was sucha sport taking pictures and using our silly props. Most things are recycled from our previous birthday party.
cupcakes with purple and green swirls
Activities / Games
Pinata, Coloring corner, Pin BullsEye Tail and Bowling
stickers of rapunzel and toys story, necklace (for girls), toys story rubic (for boys), rice crackers, party blower, jelly and raisins
When the string to pull the pinata was too hard for Mia to pull down, I (the mother) have to open the bottom part to let down the sweets treats
Most Touching Moment
Mia giving out Thank You speech to all the guest after she blew the candle