Monday, March 26, 2012

Afton turns 6

So much excitement around our house lately. First, Afton lost her very first tooth at school. And she literally 'lost' it, it was no-where to be found! Luckily her teacher knew the Tooth Fairy's number and she called her immediately. Things were worked out and Afton ended up getting $5 for her "lost" lost tooth.

 And can you believe our sweet Afton turns 6 on Wednesday?! So to celebrate we had a little "Camp Out" with her friends from school.

The party was a great mixture of all her favorite things- girly fun, crafts, and playing outdoors. A bit camping... a bit glamping :)


We set up a few tents in the backyard, hung some bunting, and made a 'tissue paper camp fire'. 

The table held the 'tree stump' cake, cupcakes, chocolate covered marshmallows, trail mix and the party crafts.

 When the guests arrived, we started with a little snack. First the girls made 'rainbow fruit kabobs'. And you can't have a Camping Party without marshmallows. But since the girls are in Kindergarten, I decided to skip making s'mores over a live fire :) Instead I dipped the marshmallows in chocolate before they arrived.

Next, we headed out to the front yard for a 'Nature Hunt'. The girls searched for the pinecones, magnolia leaves, seed balls, and butterflies that had been hidden for them. I printed the 'hunt list' directly on brown paper bags.

When all the items on the list were found, the girls earned their official "Camp Afton" headband.

After the hunt, the girls played in the backyard, danced, and did few rounds of 'duck, duck, goose'.

Then it was on to "crafting". Prior to the party, I had used fabric markers to write "Camp Afton" on each canvas purse. The then girls added their own flair to the purses by using markers to decorate the other side. 

The camping fun continued with nail painting and making 'god's eyes' from yarn.

The party wrapped up with cake and presents.

For favors, each girl left with her headband, craft, and purse. I think "Camp Afton" was a success!

Special thanks to my mom for all her help during the party. And to Jeff and Maisy--who were both good sports through all the Kindergarten-craziness :)

Happy Birthday Afton! We love you to the moon and back!

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