6yo’s birthday party was postponed since his birthday was the 2nd week of school. Being kindergarten, I thought I should let the families new to school and the class social network settle in before sending out party invitations. Now the party is in a few days and I am pretty well organised, so far.
6yo decided on a Mater Tall Tales theme. I try not to use all the pre-packaged stuff because I want to show the boys that we can make our own stuff, reuse what we have and not give in to merchandising bullshit and still have a great time. Of course, I did buy some stuff, but the plate/streamer/napkin/cup/everything else packs are not for me. We have plain plates and napkins, and will use whatever cups we have in the house; there will be no table cloth and I have bought plain decorations for around the house.
I have always made the boys write their own thank you cards since they could scribble with something, and 6yo has been diligent, if a little whiny, about doing some every day after school.
I stuck the eyes on them all today while everyone was at school, and will save folding the rest until after bedtime.
And then, I couldn’t think what else to put in the treat bags. Thank you cards, the candy cane, I did order some Mater pencils and stickers (it is for kindergarten kids) and then I came up with the best idea ever!
I made them with resin that I bought at Michaels, and added bits and pieces for
Some of the resin overflowed, so these two are stuck to the chopping hoard. Lucky I used one!
For food, we are having – wait for it – “Mater Tots”. Love it! There will also be “traffic lights”, also known as 3 coloured melon balls on a stick, “rusty wheels” aka Mary’s Crackers, Guido’s “Pip Stop” aka olives, “dip sticks” – pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate, and a chocolate cake – sans icing, I think – with Mater eyes on there somewhere. Husband is going to have some beer flavours for fellow parents to sample, as well, and I think that’s it.
The excitement is building here at Mater Central! I will be sad if no one wears my hats, but 6yo loves them, so everyone else should follow suit.