So, the Redhead is twelve.
That's a post in and of itself, but so. many. thoughts. about that... another time maybe.
Let's focus on his party, shall we?
Twelve is a little tricky because the party can't be to 'party-ish'. He loved his last party and it went well, but honestly it was a bit much for him.
We settled on a How To Train Your Dragon (2) movie and pizza party. Easy and more chill.
But we can still have fun on a few details, right? ;)
I found editable movie ticket invites (perfect!) here. I printed them 2 tickets per 5x7 at Costco. I made little envelopes for them, the Redhead helped me write their names (also in viking runes), and I carved a dragon stamp for them.
These awesome flags were printed off at the copy shop. I had pinned some ideas and when the Redhead saw the flags he went 'Wow!' I think they look awesome. I scribbled out a paper viking hat for his photo, too.
Real viking hats don't have horns, I know. BUT they are great visuals. ;)
Easy viking-rune-inspired bunting.
The Redhead LOVES the How to Train Your Dragon books (sadly many of our guests didn't know there was a series that the movies were inspired by), and I made a welcome sign based on the cover graphic.
I glued together this papercraft Toothless the night before - he was a hit. I also picked up a bunch of little dragons as favors (and when you buy the whole box, you get to keep the box to display them in - score!).
We just happen to be studying viking times in history, so painting shields was a no-brainer. History + party decor!
I cut out a couple of black 'Night Furies', and the kids wanted one hanging. It is hard to photograph, but actually looked cool.
We settled paper Toothless on a stack of HTTYD books - the other stack of books had a little toothless toy on it.
I rolled butcher paper down the table, stamped it with the dragon stamp I made and one with some runes (and swedish fish were included because Toothless loves fish).
See that stack of green napkins? No one used them of course. Did I mention I covered my couches with sheets? Cuz I definitely did. ;)
Not pictured: 5 pizzas and 3 bottles of soda.
He chose donuts for cake - his sister did that once, too.
His friends were awesome, nice, and goofy. He was happy and handled everything awesomely.
I think twelve's gonna be good.