Hi Friends… I've been slowly getting back into the swing of things after Max's Avatar Birthday Party last weekend. This Avatar is not the one with the blue aliens. It's the cartoon that the Avatar the Last Airbender movie is based on. The animated series is beautiful and follows Aang and his friends on a quest around the four nations (Earth, Water, Fire and Air).
Since the show concluded in 2008, finding themed products was difficult. So I contacted Kendra of Key Lime Digital Designs and she set me up! Kendra made printable cupcake toppers of the four elements/nations and a dragon. I used a circle punch to punch them out and a scallop punch for the red cardstock backing.
And she created this awesome printable banner:
I just printed out the letters, trimmed some black cardstock to make the backing and used Stickles to add glitter. I used twine to hang it up. I like making banners and this was a new shape and style for me. It feels clean and uncluttered and I can imagine doing something similar for a Chinese New Year party.
I really appreciated Kendra's attention to detail… She outlined each letter with the Chinese symbols for Earth, Water, Fire and Air.
To tie everything together, Kendra made Thank You Notes too! Kendra will be sponsoring a giveaway tomorrow so I hope you stop by to enter.
My Mom and I had a fun time with the "extras"
Here are the party favors. I found these Asian inspired lined notebooks at Target in the dollar bin. The dragon pens were from Target too but they were marked down to fifty cents! You should have seen me pawing through the sale bin. I found nineteen of them– exactly the amount I needed. My Mom and I wrapped the notebooks and pens together with raffia.
What's a birthday party without treats? I picked up these colorful Chinese take-out containers at World Market and we filled them up with candy.
These battery powered lamps are from World Market too. For activities we did face painting (or in this case, hand painting).
And we had a treasure hunt. We divided the kids up in two groups. They had to solve riddles to find the next clue.
They got to work together and the treasure they discovered were ancient chinese coins necklaces.
The coins were also from World Market. They really are ancient! They come in packs of 10 for $5.99.
But the the kids thought the highlight of the party was when they all got foam swords (again from the dollar section at Target) and had a massive sword fight in the backyard. We had plenty of helpers out there and set rules so no one got hurt.
Big fun! See you tomorrow for A Crafty Soiree linky party and a giveaway with four prizes to win from Key Lime Digital Designs.
And on Friday I'll be posting a vey personal story about my friend Michelle and her battle with breast cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'll be doing a giveaway too.