|My super handsome hubby in his kilt for the party - you can see the tartan garland above him|
|Here's how I looked for the party all dressed up in my Queen Elinor costume with my little triplet doll I got for Christmas|
Some of the guest coming to the party had never been to our place so I made sure to make a sign for the door. It wasn't super fancy, just a poster board with some wall stickers like you can get here and marker.
|The invitation had said "costumes welcome" since we were going to all be dressed up - I loved this "Scottish Pirate"|
|For each of the activities I made a little sign :) Here's the Woad station|
|Woad swirl on arm|
|Here's the birthday girl with some Woad on her cheek|
|More fun woad|
|Here's a cutie - her costume was a bear, specifically the queen when she turns into a bear, so I let her wear my crown for a bit and she was so happy in it!|
The kids then could do various activities we had, the archery, coloring Brave coloring pages, or making a bear claw necklace.
|The boys really liked the archery - we made a target on poster board and while they were supposed to be a bit back my little birthday guy wanted to be front and center :p|
|coloring some fun pages|
|Making bear claw necklaces - we found plastic bear claws at the craft store and we also used plastic pony beads|
|The sign I made for the bear claw necklaces had a picture of the witch from the movie - she was so fun!|
Then we opened presents and ate lunch. It was lots of fun coming up with food for the theme - I wanted to have something substantial, not just snacks, since it was lunchtime so we did chicken legs (with a picture of King Fergus and his big piled up plate of meat) and fish sticks (to go with when the bear is eating fish) We also had cheese "arrows" made by putting cheese cubes on toothpicks and a veggie tray.
I wanted to do the sweet buns that the triplets are constantly eating in the movie and there's a lot of different ideas and interpretations out there but I really liked this one since it gave the same look.
this site, the site is in french and there is an english version at the very bottom but I'm including it here too:
Scottish Sweet Buns
3 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 stick real butter (soft, room temp.)
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
2 cups powdered sugar
4 1/2 Tbsp milk (I can't remember if I added more milk than this or not, the original recipe calls for water but milk makes it much better, but anyway, my icing was too thin. It still worked but I really wanted the sweet buns to look like the ones Sweeten Your Day had done and next time I'll try doing less liquid.)
Cherry sour candies
Cream butter and sugar, then add milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder and pinch of salt. Stir well. Refrigerate for 30 min. and preheat oven to 350°F. Drop scoops of dough on baking sheet lined with parchment or cooking spray (if you have an ice cream scoop that works great) the cookies spread so make sure to have a lot of space between. Bake 7 to 8 minutes, or until bottom is golden. Let cool before icing. Icing should be thin enough to pour on top but not too thin. Then you place a cherry sour candy on top! (The original recipe uses red hot candies and there's a lot of recipes that use maraschino cherries but I didn't think the kids would eat either and I preferred the look that the cherry candy gave as I was going mostly for something that looked like the movie.)
For the birthday cake I wanted to do something really fun. I have a variety of shaped cake pans and one of them is a wilton 3D animal cake pan (apparently it's considered vintage since it came out in 1974)
|You can see the blue eyes in this picture|
|Cute bear birthday cake!|
|You can see from this side view that it wasn't very thick at the bottom, more top heavy thus why it wasn't stable|
|Alas all that time spent doing these hundreds of black icing stars on the back for no on to see since it fell over - but I got the picture!|
|So this is how it was for the party - it still looked great!|
|Great enough that this is all that was left!|
|Here's the kids all sitting down to eat|
|here they're enjoying the cake and ice cream|
|The kids were super happy to sit and watch the movie, it was fun listening to them sing along to the songs and get exited at the different parts, a lot of them were sad if they had to leave before it was over.|
That's all! If you made it all the way through I'm super happy but I can understand if some don't, I think this is the largest post I've done so far, and this was the second half of a 2 part! I'm so excited to share this but I didn't realize it would be so much to blog about it. I'm hoping I can get a better hang of blogging so I can share other fun parties and stuff I've done.