Monday, June 4, 2012

Ugly Doll Birthday!

   The monkey wanted an Ugly Doll birthday, so I happily obliged. We all had a blast. Sadly, didn't snap nearly enough photos, but captured some of the elements. The goody bags had candy, blowouts, and an Ugly Doll pencil & eraser.
   On the menu were hot dogs & hot links, with a variety of toppings. I usually make too much food, but I think I was a little too minimal this time, so I'll revert back to having an overload next party. It ended up being the perfect amount, with my Thai slaw, chili, etc.
      The monkey and I had fun creating big poster board Ugly Dolls for decor and directional signs. Some exist, and some we made up. He had to have a fun bounce house, of course (a lifesaver for those who perpetually run late with their parties, like me!).
   The doll on the left is Ox, the one on the right, the monkey created. I forget what he named it, but I like the vertical 'X' eyes that graduate in size...
   This one, the monkey also designed, and called it an "Ugly Bug." He named it Pip.

   These cupcakes were prettier in person. I had the supermarket make them in four colors, then the monkey and I decorated them. I always like him to help with that. They may not look as perfect, but it is so much fun!
   After cupcakes, it was pinata time!
   For activities, we had our usual coloring station on white butcher paper, a bubble station up on the hill, face painting by me (why didn't I take some photos??), and t-shirt decorating. I got fabric remnants in a variety of colors, fabric glue, colorful buttons, big embroidery needles and embroidery thread. The kids and parents had fun creating Ugly Doll t-shirts or whatever their creativity sparked. Some of the girls even made little mini-purses and eyeglass holders out of the fleece. Here is one awesome creation:
   Isn't that great??
   Sadly, I didn't snap a photo of the fireplace mantel with the Ugly Doll crepe paper, and the monkey's entire collection of Ugly Dolls, but it looked very cute! He had an awesome time. We had less kids than last year, since his class shrunk so much this year, but that turned out to be a good thing. If there had been more people, we would have had to run out for more food!

1 comment:

  1. Those are impressive. The best ones are the ones where the shape of the hand or the skin texture works for the animal (like the elephant and giraffe). The painting of a cat on the hand seems a bit pointless.