Saturday, May 3, 2008

Costas is 4!



For Costas' 4th birthday, we had a knight birthday party. I sent out invitations printed on parchment paper, which were rolled up and tied with ribbon. At the party, I had lots of activities with a knight theme. The kids all received a blow-up sword and a cardboard shield, which they decorated with jewels and markers. Next was the dragon bean bag toss. Later the kids went to the backyard to search for the dragon's eggs, which were actually geodes. After find the eggs, I broke each one open to find the crystals inside. The kids all enjoyed waiting to see what their crystals looked like. We then went outside to hit, or slay a dragon pinata; Costas calls it a kinata. Lunch was served somewhere in between the activities, and included chicken wings and pizza. Next was the cake which I assembled that morning. I used 2 13x9 inch cakes. I cut the center out of the top layer. I used upside down sugar cones for the turrets, with flags made from construction paper and toothpicks. I used frosting for the moat door and fruit roll-ups for the banners. I took some of Costas' knight Legos and put them on top. It looked pretty good and it actually tasted good as well. Last, Costas opened his presents. He liked everything that he received. He said that his favorite gift was his skateboard, which he has been wanting for a long time now. I think the kids enjoyed playing with their swords most of all. When the kids left, they received goodies from Oriental Trading Company. There was a treasure box with stickers, sword bubbles, and castle frames. They also took home their swords and shields. When I asked Costas what his favorite part of the party was, he said "playing with the kids." I hope Costas will remember what a fun birthday party he had.

6 comments:

Lorraine said...

sounds very cute :)

Lorraine said...

the video says its not available!

Lorraine said...

i see the video now. cute. funny when he is singing and moving his fingers.
were your parents or inlaws there?

LeeAnn said...

It looks like you guys did have a good time!! HOw cute is he singing and waving his little hands.. Precious!!!

Lorraine said...

i love that new site you put up; goodyblog. i just entered for all the contests ;)

Tiffiny said...

Happy Birthday to Costas! Sounds like you guys had fun! :) We love kinatas in our house. ;)