Step one for me was to create a board on Pinterest to store all my ideas. I'd been putting this together for a while. Okay, not the game day party, but my sons birthday party. I didn't know ahead of time that his birthday falls on the weekend of this game day party. So I'm improvising on ways to use Snickers and Skittles as a part of the fun. I had planned tying it all in with his favorite game theme - Minecraft! Then I had a moment as depicted in anime shows like this...
He has made it clear that he would rather have a Plants vs Zombies party theme instead. As he put it, "I like that better than Minecraft". Oh the horror! I had everything coming together for a Minecraft themed party. I had bought a purple table cloth to make a portal doorway. I was going to make TNT party favors. I bought gemstones from the Dollar Tree to make little "stones" they could mine.
But no. He wants something completely different. So back to Pinterest I have gone.
I am not very knowledgeable about this game that they have fallen in love with. My understanding of it is that the plants fight zombies on the lawn and there is a crazy guy in the mix somewhere. There is something called a Pea Shooter too. I have found a game where you pin the eye on the zombie. And I plan to use the Skittles as "seeds" to use as favors. I also plan to make these Mini Snickers Cheesecakes with the Snickers candies I'll be getting. We will also try making these brain cupcakes. So much to do, and we are already halfway through the month! Where has the time gone...
In between all this, we are still taking time out for fun activities.
Today we took the kids to fly kites in a nearby field. They had a blast!
Tomorrow we will continue the fun as they have cancelled school for a "snow" day. This is funny to me since when it actually snowed, everyone went to school the next day. But we will see!