Emma and I went to Costco and then to a party supply store for balloons. While there I saw camo paper plates, napkins and cups. There was also army stuff with it, but for this party all I was looking for was camo. He has a few items of camo clothing which he really likes and I thought he would like this. Texted the two families coming for his party and mentioned the theme knowing they likely had camo since they have boys.
The party store had a star shaped balloon with camo, and that combined with three other green balloons in different shades, finished off the decor.
Don't you just love these faces? We bought them camo facepaint for fun, and they liked it, even though it didn't show up too great. I guess I didn't put it on heavy enough!
These adorable gals all did camo, too! Paired with hot pink shirts they looked great! Sarah's camo pants are very girlie with butterflies in the camo pattern!
He was so cute reading all his cards carefully.
All his friends wore camo to the party.
After I decided on the theme, I decided to try to do camo frosting. I made my favorite buttercream frosting and put a bit into three bowls and started mixing in food coloring. They really did turn out well, and we used a neat piece of wood we have from a tree on our property for a display platter.
He had a great time and is fully enjoying being 8 years old.
Sunday we had glorious weather, much more like October than August. We went to an free outdoor concert at a park about a half and hour away.
The Celtic Martins are a neat homeschool family who play lots of instruments and do Irish Dancing too.
The youngest member of the family is 7 years old and he has been playing fiddle for about 3 years. He played on two songs. So cute!
These sisters are so talented. Between them they play bagpipes, Celtic whistle, mandolin, guitar, and they all play the fiddle. Oh, and they all dance too!
It was a lovely evening - enjoyed in great weather, and with so many friends from church, and my mom and dad.
The bagpipes got Lindsay, my Dad and I in the mood for Scotland! 6 days until we leave!
Sarah's feet have been growing and she wears the same size as me now. I gave her my red converse since she needed shoes and I don't really wear them much.
But she's not getting these beauties anytime soon! Love my red shoes!
What did you do over the weekend?