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!!