Saturday, January 10, 2009

King of the Wild Frontier

Today was Sam's much anticipated Davy Crockett birthday party! And let me tell you, this one was not easy for me. I do much better with pink princess fluff parties, but this is what I came up with for the big event. And it went great.
As the boys came in, Sam gave them each a coonskin cap that I found online, thank goodness. For lunch, we served ribs, baked beans, homemade biscuits and corn-on-the-cob, all on mess kit plates and out of mess kit dishes with Sarsaparilla on a muslin tablecloth. The Sarsaparilla was a hit...the boys kept toasting "to Davy Crockett" and knocking their bottles.

After lunch, we used a slingshot and marshmallows to shoot stuffed animals down the ledge in the living room and played stick-pull. The boys also managed to scour the basement for every conceivable weapon...we had toy shotguns, sidearms, pirate machetes, and light sabers all dukin' it out.
Then we opened presents and had ice cream and cake. The one great oversight of the day came when I went to get the candles out for the cake and all I had were hot pink candles... Thankfully Liz saved the day with some much more boy-appropriate colors! Then, as they left, each guest got their own Davy Crockett book. I didn't include a picture of the invitation, but it was essentially the same as the little tag...burned parchment on brown card stock.

It was a great day, and a successful party!!

17 comments:

Tonia said...

you always do a FABULOUS job Amber! The party looked like a blast! Glad you had a Happy Birthday Sam!

Kristi said...

It looks like it went very well- not that I had any doubt! I love the shooting the animals down from the ledge! What a super cool Mom you are!!

Amy said...

What a clever idea!!! Happy Birthday to Sam!

At Home In Georgia said...

How fun and unique! I know my little guy would have loved that party. What a fun menu!

Jenn said...

Terrific party - I'm glad it went so well. You are THE guru of everything!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Wow. I so want to copy you. Where did you buy the mess kit plates and the coonskin hats and the sasparilla? I love that they went home with a book instead of bag full of things that would end up in the garbage.

Amber M. said...

Lizzy-I borrowed mess kits from lots of friends in our ward...our ward Scout leader had the big pots and little saucepans. I bought the Sassparilla at my local grocery store (Hy-Vee) but they might have them even at Wal-Mart.
Here is the link to the coonskin caps we bought...they were buy one get one free.

http://www.furoutlet.com/item.asp?Product=BOON-11000001

Laurel MacD said...

My son would love to use marshmallows - what a fun idea!

Scribbit said...

What a clever idea--anything involving fur sounds too cool for words :)

Rosanne said...

You amaze me!

Happy Birthday, Sam!

Montay said...

Wow what a fun party I love that you are so creative we have three Bdays comming up and I am at a loss HELP!! Give me some ideas

Jessica said...

Wow! Nice work Amber. I would have totally flunked that request. A+ for you!

kawaii crafter said...

Looks like a great party and I like how you gave out books for favors. A very smart idea.

embeins said...

That it such a great idea for a party. You are always so creative.

Shawna B. said...

What a party! I think the Davey Crockett theme is so much fun! My boys only think of sports - I like Sam's creativity! Kudos for giving away a book as a party favor. And those cupcakes you took to the school looked fabulous! You made his birthday extra special, I'm sure.

Eloise said...

I have no doubt that you are the QUEEN of school dress-up days! Your son makes an adorable Daniel Boone (though I'm sure that's not the look he and Daniel were going for!).

Crystal said...

That is so creative! I love it!