There are of course tons of online stores that sell everything from mini Oscar statuettes, to red carpets and pre-made invites. I am however, a DIY kind of girl, so even thought I did cave and bought a few items at Canuck Amusements (the local party and trophy store), I made do with our great Dollarama and Dollar Giant stores, my trusty printer (not so trusty with the colour black though) and handmade/homemade items for the party.
David chose the TV dinner cupcakes, (from the book, Hello Cupcake) which turned out perfect, everyone was kinda not sure what to make of them at first, they looked that real! They also had popcorn in cute paper popcorn boxes (from Dollar Giant), Corn Dogs and curly fries, and I put out goblets full of candies such as skittles, licorice and fruit chews. They love it that I let them eat candy first , before thy even had supper, but what are parties for? to do things you don't normally do and eat things how you want!!!
|The peas and carrots are Skittles and Startburst, the mashed is plain frosting, melted caramel and fruit chew butter.|
|Fried chicken drumsticks! That's a Timbit and frosting covered with cornflakes, topped with a white chocolate bone.|
|It looks lovely and ready to be eaten.|
|I also made some white chocolate covered pretzels, David's fave.|
The decor wasn't too hard to do, my house has a lot of clutter, shelves full of books and board games and lots of toys, so I moved as much as I could out of the way, and a lot of the decor was kept up high.
|The disco ball was a must, and that's birthday tinsel/garland.|
|The kids got VIP passes at the door, sunglasses and a boa if they wanted.|
|For their award they got a Golden Letter and had to make a speech if they wanted.|
|That's my David as Michael Jackson, walking the "Red" carpet I laid down.|
|Before sitting down to a movie, the kids all went outside and burned a large sparkler each, and ran around playing tag for a bit.|
Not sure how we will top it for next year....but I may just have to start the planning now!