Monday, June 16, 2008

Indiana Jones Birthday

Noah turned eight on Friday the 13th. Eight can you believe it. We were not going to do a party this year. Then Noah said he wanted an Indiana Jones party My wheels started turning. There are so many fun things you can do with this theme, but I was on a tight budget so I had to tone it down. First were the invitations.

Then planning how to do some sort of a scavenger hunt. The hunt started with the kids each receiving a homemade whip and a puzzle piece. The puzzle lead them to the Mummy Wrap. They wrapped each other in toilet paper and received another puzzle piece at the end of the toilet paper role.

Then they went to the forbidden forest, where the had to find a magnifying glass with more puzzle pieces.

That lead them to a ball toss game and the clue was at the bottom of the game which they could only read with the magnifying glasses. That clue lead them to the snake pit where they had to find flashlights and another puzzle piece.

That puzzle lead them to the spider cave where they used there flashlights to read the next clue.

By the way, it is impossible to find cobwebs in June. Thanks Karalea for the idea of using thin white yarn. The next clue lead them to crocodile river. They had to walk along the board and grab an airplane.

The boys then had to put the next puzzle pieces together and then throw there planes through the airport to the trampoline where the last clue was.

The last clue lead them to the playhouse where they found the treasure. The boys had a great time with the scavenger hunt.

The night didn't end there. They then came inside for snake surprise and chilled monkey brains.

After that we had pizza and cake.

Two of the boys had to leave, but the partying still wasn't over. Jeff set up a movie Theater in the living room with a projector from his work, a sheet on the wall, and my lab top. It was really cool. The boys had popcorn and as one kid said "candy heaven". They played upstairs and down and watched movies. Then about 12:30 a.m. after pillow fights and lots of giggles they went to sleep.

They woke up to donuts.

What a crazy birthday. My house is still trying to recover.

5 comments:

Kat Clark said...

Jenn I am in awe! I mean seriously you are the party queen! You should really be an event planner or party planner or something. You could make bank! I wish I could have been there to see you in your element. What a lucky 8 year old. ;)

Autumn said...

SO CUTE AND CRAFTY!
I WOULD OF WANTED TO COME PLAY AT THE PARTY!
SERIOUSLY, YOU SHOULD THINK OF PARTY PLANNING.
IF WE LIVED CLOSER WE COULD START A BUSINESS TOGETHER! OBVIOUSLY, YOUR IN CHARGE OF CRAFT STUFF- I COULD JUST ORGANIZE!!

amorology said...

so dang cute Jenn. Seriously impressive. No wonder you are still trying to recover! Thank you again so much for coming to help out on Saturday...especially after all this! I am always amazed by how you just keep on going.

Karalea Richards said...

Yea! Themed birthday parties are the best! And no one throws one like Jenn Clark! So many gory details for this one. I know that Noah was stoked and will remember his 8th birthday FOREVER, thanks to a really great mom (even if it does cost a small fortune to your husband, whose idea of cheap is slightly skewed!) Amazing, amazing, amazing!

Becca Jones said...

Add me as a friend girl! Ha ha. I love the b-day pics! :)