Thursday, November 17, 2011


Boy Child turned 11 yesterday ..... where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital. Time sure does fly!!!
We had his birthday party last weekend - he chose Whirlyball. It's a mixture of lacrosse and basketball, played in bumper cars. It is so much fun, and the kids (and adults) had a blast. Birthdays in our house, mean that I get to make something ... party invitations, birthday cake, party favors ... something!!!
So here's what it was this year ...

I saw the idea for the invitation in a Creating Keepsakes magazine. There's was a birthday card, so I just changed it up to suit an invitation. I covered some chipboard coasters with Happy Birthday paper, and attached a ribbon, that I hung sports themed silly bands from. I then finished it off with good old letter stickers ... It was a hit with the kids, especially as they got to keep the silly bands - they'd got a party favor, before the party even began:-)

Next, the cake!!! I have made every birthday cake that both my kids have ever had - As their mom, it makes my heart so happy to be able to do this for them - a little of mom, in each birthday. The obvious choice this year was a Whirlyball court. Hunting for the bumper cars was the most difficult part - I did eventually find them, online at some store that sells gimiky office toys.

Onto the party favors .... I made each party guest a string backpack. I used that fake leather fabric you can get ..... let's face it, these are 11 year old boys we're talking about here, they need something durable!!! We filled them with some joke items we found at the Dollar store. Novelty pens, animal shaped punch balls, the ever popular whoopee cushions, and these ...

Goofy Glasses ..... these were the hit of the backpack, I think:-)
He had a great birthday ...... HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BOY ..... your Dad, Sister and I love you bundles!!!
And just so you can see what Whirlyball is, I leave you with this picture.....


  1. what a terrific all your creativity!

  2. Wow looks like fun! I've never heard of whirlyball before. Great job on the invites, cake and party favors. Your kids are lucky to have such a crafty and talented mom!

  3. Hello , Love the cake can you remember the name of the website where you got them from .Thank you

  4. I love the idea of the bumper car toys on the cake!

    You could try this website:
    They sell a lot of wind up toys.
    Good luck!