White with Bavarian Cream filling - Major Hit!!!
Personalized Birthday screens
Daddy made 5-6 screens that rotated w/different characters
In the background is a plasma screen playing the movie
Renni Bird surprised both kids by coming up with Grandma and Grandpa for their birthday weekend!!
The Original Mini Me did face-painting
The Madagascar soundtrack played over speakers
Also had Madagascar coloring pages J personalized
with "Happy Birthday Motor Mouth & Mini Me"
Thanks to Miss Sherry for helping with that!
We held the party in Park Cafe at church
Our kids have great friends whom they love.
This year, the kids were told they had to share a party theme. They were deciding between Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar. I steered them towards Madagascar. Not sure why. I just did. Bad idea!!
Madagascar party themed food is not all over the web. I ended up focusing on the cake and going really low key with the snacks this year. We did juice boxes and put the kids names on them (the boxes all look alike).
Plus, Madagascar 2 party supplies were only available for a short time in stores. I ended up calling every Party City in Chicago and in Tulsa. At first, I told the kids they could only invite 2 friends because I could only find goodie bags for 4 kids. Finally, I managed to get enough supplies for 8 kids. When I found more stuffed animals, I invited 3 more younger friends 'cause I could give everyone a stuffed animal and the little kids wouldn't notice they had a different bag. I also cleared it with the parents, so they understood. I know. Overkill, but kids can really get their feelings hurt at birthday parties.
I think the kids really enjoyed themselves and hopefully they took really long naps for their parents that afternoon!