Monday, November 14, 2016

dinosaur party

I learned a lot of dinosaurs when putting this party together.  I did not know the names of the spikes on the back of the stegosaurus.  I did not know the name of the dinosaur with the bump on the head.  And I did not know there were many names for the flying dinosaur, I only learned pterodactyl.  Good thing I have a six year old who could correct me during this planning...

Here is the invite.  They were sent out to the school and by hand in papermache eggs and the eggs had a little dino plus the paper invite inside that the kiddos got to open up.

The cake was just bundt cake on top of sheet cake, frosted and then decorated with red, orange, and yellow for lava, topped with dinos.  The bundt cake had a cup inside where dry ice was dropped in for the candle and singing.  The kids loved it.  Dry ice is soooo easy to get these days.  No longer going to the back of a grocery store and asking for some to be chipped off.  It is sold in a freezer, very close to the regular ice freezer.  Just remember that it will evaporate, even if stored in your regular freezer.


pterodactyl nest: shredded wheat nest with jelly beans.

stegosaurus scutes: chips

triceratop's wallowing holes: salsa and guacamole (apparently they were similar to rhinos and liked to wallow)

parasaurolophus nom nom: fruit

brontosaurus bites: veggies

hydrotherosaurus snacks: goldfish

velociraptor claws: buggles

T-Rex's tasty treats: taco meat

Found these two laddles on amazon.  one was dino, the other nettie.  very cute.

sand pit where the kids could dig for small dinos, skeleton dinos, and dino eggs

dino eggs, or called dino poop as some of the moms pointed out :)

Dino swamp, made with water and corn starch

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

School test treat

The oldest had a week of testing.  The moms decided to bring a different treat each day for the kids, and this is what I took.  It was kind of a rush job, but I hear the kids enjoyed them.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Teacher Survival Kit for Back to School gift or Teacher Appreciation

I forgot to snap a picture before gifting, so this is several months later when some of the stuff has already been used.

I found the note for the inside here.

The kit had inside:
hand sanitizer
hand lotion
lip balm
emery boards
hair ties
lint roller
cough drops
these revitalizing drops from Ricola
stamps for teachers
push pins
binder clips
mini pens
mini sharpies
safety pins
bobby pins

Valentine's for kids

Here are the Valentines that the kids gave to their friends this year.  

Valentine, you really leave an impression here.

I dig you print here.  I used construction vehicles instead of shovel because that's what my boy likes.

Pencil Valentine here.

I also wanted to add the snack made for the kids at our annual V-day party.