Monday, August 1, 2011

Here Ye! Here Ye!

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Birthdays are a BIG DEAL!  Rio's party wasn't any exception. 

Remember the party idea that stemmed from the following conversation...

"Mom the small wooden sword is only twenty dollars," Rio pleaded.
"Only...twenty dollars? I can make you that sword for one dollar," I stated the obvious.

Well...after 4 months of planning, an 18 foot long table, 25 gold plates with lids, 25 goblets, 1 dragon pinata, 6 capes, 15 halos, 1 cake, 1 castle bounce house, 1 dragon bounce house, 20 medieval props, over 150 yards of fabric, and of course 24 wooden swords later... it all came to together.

The King and a few of his Royal Subjects

It was a party fit for a King! 


  1. thats awesome!!!! we do birthdays pretty big here also. last year it was Buzz Lightyear for my 5 year old and superheroes (complete with party favor capes x18) for the 3 year old. This year We are looking at LEGOs in november for my oldest, then pirates in April for the wee one.

  2. It looks simply great! Well done!

  3. Wow. Service fit for a king (size doesn't matter).

  4. Now that's an awesome party! Way to go, mom.

  5. Very impressive ... I'm so glad my kids don't read your blog cause I would be listing to them nag from dusk till dawn for a party as cool as this one

  6. Oh my Gosh what a super wonderful party. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Rio!

  7. So cool! My son would love this. I'm stopping by from teh Cup of Joe Hop You can find me at Parent Palace

  8. What an incredibly cool party! Your son will never forget this one I am sure. I bet you had a ball planning it as well.

  9. Very cool. I agree that my 9 yr old Son would love this too!

    Congrats on being in the Spotlight on Cup of Joe. I am your newest follower.

  10. Soooo cute!
    I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Nice to meet you! Hope you will hop by and visit my blog too!
    Have a great Thursday!

  11. Wow! I love the medeivel outfits and the royal table. This is quite impressive! Am following you from the Cup of Joe blog hop, would love to see you at Dropped Stitches.

  12. Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Thursday Cup of Joe Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: Thanks! By the way, we have a current giveaway for an IPAD 2 and a Kindle 3G. I would love for you to enter if you haven’t already! Nice to meet you.

  13. Wow what a party! I'm impressed! I think the last time I went all out on a ultra themed party was when my oldest turned I'm impressed with anyone who keeps it going. I'm sure they had a great time!!

  14. Nice! That's fantastic!

    *smiles pleasantly
    *eyeball starts to twitch as he holds back

    Ok, I'm sorry, I think it's Hear ye...

    *sigh of relief.

    Please, feel free to tell me to shove off. I had to get it out though...

  15. No problem...I appreciate your comments.

    When I made Rio's royal invitations, and before I posted this, I did some research, and apparently it's up for debate. I went with "here" instead of "hear" because it was a summons to come to a place, not a summons for people to listen. So when posting the blog I used the same wording that was on the invites.

    I could still be wrong, though. Great find. I was surprised no one else asked about this.