Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wild Kratts/Mermaid birthday parties!!!

On the 12th, we celebrated the kid's birthdays. We had a small gathering of family and a few friends. L picked Wild Kratts.  Once again, if you are not familiar with this great show, check it out here.When we were discussing what to do for this Wild Kratts party, we decided to stick with his favorite episode, the forest episode. The cake is simple, but exactly what he wanted. We also made creature power suits. They were made of foam, and when the sticky backed foam did not stick to itself on the day of the party, we stapled it together. We also made disks with a magnetic back so the kids could pretend to change their creature powers. We were going to make a pin the Chris squirrel on the Martin Tree, but ran out of time. We did set up a large sheet of paper on a board so the kids could draw their favorite animals in their habitats.

D wanted a mermaid party and was insisting that she have a sandcastle cake with Ariel on the top along with Flounder. Again we kept the cake simple. D's cake was strawberry with vanilla butter cream, the "sand" was just crushed up graham crackers. Perfect! I did also pre-scoop all the ice cream the night before, and placed them in cupcake liners to make it easier at cake cutting time. I believe I saw that tip on Martha Stewart years ago, and let me tell you, it saves a headache! Adam also painted a pretty mermaid tail on a board so the girls could all sit behind it and take a picture as a mermaid. I used the fish and fishing poles I created for this post, and set it up with a little bucket of water. I gotta say, I think it was a HUGE hit! Overall, it was a fantastic party. The weather was about 70 degrees with a cool breeze, sunny, but slightly cloudy. Perfect!!!

Wild Kratts cake. Trees are made from chocolate melts.
 D's sandcastle cake

 the birthday mermaid girl
 the old fishing hole
 3 little creature power suits
 L is doing the "What if" Kratt pose
 Really getting into it now. Notice the olive t-shirt, khaki shorts, and hiking boots. Yep, he dressed just like Chris Kratt!
 Happy and tired family


Amantha Tsaros said...

Thank you so much. I saw your blog address on the Wild Kratts fb page. I thought I would never figure out what to do for my daughter's wished-for Wild Kratts party. I am also loving the rainbow cake on another post. Very smart.

kristen said...

Was doing a google search for a creature power suit costume for my 5 yo. Love your idea, especially using magnets to they can change the discs. Genius! My son will flip out.

Anonymous said...

I love the Wild Kratts party ideas- my 5 yo is totally into them right now. Can you give me more details on how you made the creature power suit costumes- i'm craft-challenged:). His birthday is in a month and I would love to get started making these! Thanks! Heidi

Jennifer said...

I came across your blog and would love try my hand at a creature power suit for my son's Halloween costume.

Can you tell me where you found that foam? As well as any other tips on the creature power suit?

thank you!

Hippie Mama Kelly said...

Thank you all so much for the comments! We were actually given that role of foam. Best I can tell you is to check the insullation section in your local home improvement store. Now, that may be a bit pricey. You can always use craft foam or even black fleece found at most craft stores. Hope that helps!

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