I tell you this daily and I mean it from the bottom of my heart, you will change the world Mia. I just know it.
Her birthday morning:
|Our birthday pancake tradition|
But on to the SPY PARTY!
Our kids have been OBSESSED with the Spy Kids movies over the past month and Mia was so excited when she came up with the theme for her party.
The family was told to dress in black and I about peed my pants when my parents arrived dressed like this:
I'm not quite sure exactly why my mom insisted on wearing a garbage bag cape but I think it has something to do with Robinson Karuso. Anyway, the mint juleps seem to be working :)
2014 National Spy Academy Recruits
|You guys, Bella and Mia kept fighting over whose doll got to be in front. Ridiculous!|
|Agent B6--codename Jesse Hylander|
|My $2.99 thrift store find. I modge podged the spy seal for authenticity!|
and some activities to test our logic, recollection, accuracy and speed.
|they had a minute to examine tray before it was taken away and they had to recall as many items as they could.|
|Indy was SUCH a mama's boy the WHOLE party. It was awful.|
|A fun filled game of Pass the Dynamite|
|Agent 588-- codename Fancy Starlight|
This started the actual "mission"
and a laser avoidance mission.
After the kids got their clues at the end of the hallway they headed to the
living room for bomb detonation. 50 black balloons needed to be popped to find the three clues hidden inside.
the clues were made using invisible ink so they had to resort to their special
blacklight markers in their toolbox.
Clues led the kids to the refrigerator where they disarmed the bomb by cutting the purple wire to save the cake and foil Dr. Chaos!
The mission may have been over, but the fun was just starting. Our menu included an "ingredient decoder" salad
"Avoid the laser" pasta dish. Gnocchi on the left, rigatoni on the right.
Homemade tuscan lasagna came next, a Mia favorite.
And we topped it off with a small slice of filet mignon-
It was such a fun and interactive party for all of us! I want to thank Birthday Blueprint for all the awesome files and ideas!
But above all, happy birthday my dear, dear Mia. Here's your spy movie: