Claire's 7th Mystery Birthday Party

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Since the day after her Space themed 6th Birthday Party, Claire has been asking for a "Mystery" Party. She was always adamant about the theme but vague in what she actually wanted the mystery to entail. We finally decided on a scavenger hunt to find the treat bags, a few mystery flavored foods, and question mark decor. We had hoped to be moved into our new house in time for Claire's Birthday and Christmas but it didn't quite work out so Auntie Amy saved the day and let us host Claire's party at her house! 

The mystery Oreos turned out to be Fruity Pebble flavor and they were delicious.  

The girls decorated these ? picks from Hobby Lobby with sequins to make them look a little bit more festive and less like the gender reveal party they were intended for! 

Magnifying glasses were scattered about for decor and clue solving...

While we waited for all of the guests to arrive I had these party hats from Hobby Lobby and our favorite Mr. Sketch markers out..

Here is a list of all of our scavenger hunt clues... 

Clue #1 (toy truck in the playroom)
I wish you luck! Your first clue is hidden under a toy truck!

Clue #2 (the boys bedroom)
Work together and you can’t lose, go to the place where the boys snooze!

Clue #3 (TV room)
Go where you can watch shows, cartoons, and movies too, check right next to this for the clue I left you!

Clue #4 (Bathroom) 
You will need these lights to see, your next clue is hidden in the place where you go pee!
(There was a pile of blacklight pens for them to take with them to search for the next clue) 

(This clue was written in invisible ink, the children had to use the blacklight pens to read it)
Clue #5 (Lego Room)  
The next clue is tricky, its in a room that’s filled with toys used to build!

Clue #6 (Under the kitchen table, this clue was printed backwards and there was a box of spy glasses under the table so they could read the backwards clue) 
Your next clue will be a treat, look under where we sit to eat!

Clue #7 (Bethy's room)
A good nights sleep is best, look where Bethy takes her rest!

Clue #8 (Playroom book shelf)
This ones easy, just take a look, you will find your next clue next to a book!

Clue #9 (Kitchen soap dispenser) 
The hunts almost over, but no need to mope, the next clue is hidden under the kitchen soap!

Clue #10 (Fridge) 
Keeping food cold is important you see, this is the place where the milk may be!

Clue #11 (Claire had the clue in her pocket)
Brrrr… It was cold in there! Go sing Happy Birthday to Claire!

Clue #12 (A Key Lockbox)
Up from 8, Down from 9, Down from 9, Up from 3

Clue #13 (Under a couch cushion) 
The next clue is hidden where it’s comfy indeed; a place to relax, watch tv, or read!

Clue #14 (Pantry) 
The hunt is almost over, but before you relax, check the place where we store the snacks!

Clue #15 (Fireplace) 
Is that all the clues? Oh no its not! Try a place where it gets hot!

Clue #16 (Oven) 
This is your last clue! Go and look in the spot where we bake a lot!

Somehow I missed getting a picture of the treat bags but they were filled with tiny magnifying glasses, tattoos, mystery flavor Airheads, mystery flavor Push Pops, and mystery flavor Ring Pops (We bought any thing that was mystery flavor! haha). The kids also got to take home the blacklight pens and spyglasses

 Happy 7th Birthday CLo!! 

Sensory Art Class #13 Favorites!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

For our last Sensory Art Class we did a Favorites theme! 
AKA use up all of Miss Keri's supplies ;)

At this table we had Koolaid Watercolors resist bookmarks, watercoloring leftover paper leaves, drip painting, seashell painting, snowflake drip painting.. 

Spin Art of course! 

Sensory Snow with a T-Rex skeleton thrown in for good measure...

 At the Play doh station I set out supplies to make colorful play doh birds. 
I set out lots of colors of play doh, google eyes, sequins, and feathers...

We had a second play doh table with our Play doh color wheel charts...

 The Water bead pool...

I absolutely loved leading this Sensory Art class but in the end it just took away too much time from actually doing school with the girls so I decided not to continue it after this session. We sure had a lot of fun though! Who knows maybe I will have to bring back Craftivity Camp! :) 

Sensory Art Class #12 Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Since we are in the month of December and just a few weeks away from Christmas I wanted to do a Christmas theme but I wanted to leave out good ol' St. Nick. I decided that focusing on the Tree would work best for our sensory projects!

Before Art Class, I glued together popsicle sticks in a triangle tree frame shape and added some wooden stars. At Art class the children we able to paint the popsicle stick ornaments and add sequins and glitter glue. My hope was that once home the parents could add a picture of the child to the tree frame and then hang it on their Christmas tree...

Tree Smoosh Painting... At this station we had big folded paper triangles precut so all the kids needed to do was open up the fold squirt some paint on and then close up the paper to smoosh the paint around. Then while the paint was wet they could stick on some paper circles for ornaments! (The circles were left over from Class #3 Dots!)  

Sensory Snow with Bottle Brush Trees, Styrofoam snowballs, and some friendly Polar Bears...

At the Play doh station we had green play doh, sequins, and wooden stars...

 A few of our finished projects...

Since we only had 1 week of Sensory Art class left after this week, I packaged up some of our leftover supplies as Stocking Stuffers for the parents to purchase and take the fun of Sensory Art Class home with them! 

Sensory Art Class #11 Beach Vacation

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Last week it was cold so this week we went on a Beach Vacation! 

Sand and Shells sensory bin...

Blue Jello and Marine Mammals Small World... 

 Painting Seashells...

 Sandcastle and Seashells Play doh...

Ocean Scrape Painting... 

We added dots of paint colors on one side of the paper, starting with white, then blue (or color of the Childs choosing), then black. The kids used cardboard scraps to pull the paint across the paper...

When we bought the girls paddle boards last summer I knew I had to save the cardboard for this very project! Collaborative Surfboard Painting!

Cleaned out veggie trays from Safeway make great paint holders...