Selected as Party of the Day on June 8th!

Seth's Big 1-2

Krysten C By Krysten C  in Birthday


Party Recap

Although I was missing my favorite sister who is also my best photographer and detailer, I managed to get my son's party completed. We ran a little late, and the backdrops were slightly off center, but the food was great and the kids seemed to have a blast. "Next time" I will make my posters on the backdrops a whole lot bigger! But I think it had a good earthy dystopian urban decay feel, with lots of metal, wicker and burlap!

It's difficult to plan an appropriate birthday party for a boy who is turning 12, that can keep up with earlier awesome parties such as capture the flag, letterboxing etc. with 20 kids. I think we did it though! We were considering doing a "Minute to win it" party (maybe next year), but my son loved the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and once I read it I understood why. Definitely a pre-teen and up age level appropriateness, but we figured out rated G activities, such as "last man standing dodgeball."

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    For dessert, cupcakes, trifle and various cookies!

  • Activities / Games

    "training stations" making bow and arrows, compasses, parachutes, a mockingjay pin and fire starters. They also had a poster making session, and a "cornucopia race"

  • What People Ate

    Just a cold buffet of sandwiches, fruit, chips, green salad and pasta salad.

  • What People Drank

    Fruit punch, ice tea and soda



  • Kori E

    Kori E wrote:

    OMG!!! This is the coolest! I'm reading HG series right now. Love it! great job!

  • Krysten C

    Krysten C wrote:

    Thanks Korie! I had a lot of fun reading the books and then designing and planning the party! LOVED the books!!!

  • Christina P

    Christina P wrote:

    This is the most clever literary inspired birthday I have ever seen. Your attention to detail was impeccable. You should be so proud! LOVED the book triology. I LOVE this party!

  • Krysten C

    Krysten C wrote:

    Thanks so much Christina!