Mr. Incredible's Fizzy Rainbows (we mixed together 4 types of crazy flavored soda.)
The sign over the goldfish showed Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo along with the quotation, "Fish are food, not friends."
The bugles featured a picture of Dug the dog from Up, and the saying "Cone of Shame."
The gummy worms had a quotation from Heimlich the caterpillar from A Bug's Life. It was about becoming a beautiful butterfly.
We had little mints with a picture of Buzz and Woody, and the phrase "To Mintfinity and Beyond!"
And we also had popcorn with a picture of Sarge from Cars. It read, "Sarge's Kernels."
The homemade cake had the word Pixar, and my attempt at the Pixar lamp. Little Elvis liked it.
The kids ate some of the popcorn, all of the gummy worms, and a few of the goldfish and bugles. No one ate the cake. One kid looked at it, and told me he didn't like it. I've gotten this from other kids. People buy birthday cakes around here, and kids are now turning their noses up at my homemade things. Sniff, sniff. I didn't even sneak anything healthy into this one!
Knick Knack. We love this short. The story is cute, but I think I like the music by Bobby McFerrin the best.
Below that is a still from another Pixar short For the Birds, and the saying, "Never apologize for who you are."
I felt like it was a good message for Little Elvis right now. He's a unique little boy, and he's having a hard time making friends. He had a hard time last year as well. He's very smart, and not exactly interested in what other kids are interested in. Also, he just doesn't seem to understand social mores. His fits don't help. We're trying. We want him to stay true to himself, but work on self-control.
The little girl that came has known him since pre-K. She's super-super sweet. She's kind. I hope they are in the same class next year. Two of the little boys who came are new to our church. We didn't know them well. One was kind of wild, but they were both nice to Little Elvis. They didn't roll their eyes at him, and loved playing with him and his toys.
We made a spy movie as the activity, and it was supposed to be the party favor. We didn't finish it. But most of the kids had a blast making the movie, and enjoyed watching it on the computer. They played well with Little Elvis and his brothers. It gave me hope. These kids "get" ours. At least they did today.
And he did a good job. He didn't pitch a fit. He played. He was super-excited and jumpy, but that was understandable.
I'm not going to post the spy movie video since it's got all of the other kids in it. Little Elvis decided to call it "Birthday Mission: The case of the missing cake." It's funny.