Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Percy Jackson / Greek Gods Birthday Party

For my son's 12th birthday, he wanted a Percy Jackson / Greek God themed party. He LOVES Greek Mythology, I mean loves it. There wasn't a lot out there, a couple of things on Pinterest so I had to wing it a little.

First up was a chalkboard drawing for his birthday. One of the things his previous teacher did was a chalkboard drawing for his birthday. He loved that so I wanted to continue that in our Waldorf Homeschool. I worked off of the picture of Zeus in one of our Greek Mythology books. I am still very much working on my artistic skills (did I mention we are NEW to Waldorf homeschooling??) so be gentle.

Since Percy Jackson's favorite color is blue, his mom gives him a blue birthday party so that was pretty easy. Blue streamers, blue balloons, I found some gold star balloons which fit well. We cut out large yellow thunderbolts out of posterboard and smaller ones using my Cricut for the cupcakes. I also found these cute ceremonial cups at the Dollar Store that looked Greek to use on top of some cupcakes. 
My version of Zeus

The book version
The decor and presents are ready!
Paleo cupcakes, gluten, dairy, and soy free. These are coconut flour based and to get the Percy Jackson flare, I made a blueberry puree and it colored them nicely.

Close up of the cupcake

Paleo, gluten, dairy, and soy free pancakes. These are almond flour based and again to color them blue I made blueberry puree. I put some in a baggie, cut off the end and was able to do a number 12 and a lightening bolt. We served them up on our special celebration plate and he loved it!
This was about as low key as it gets. He was super excited about his birthday last night before bed and the whole day he was just enjoying his special day. It was great to watch given years past my husband and I felt like we celebrated his birthday for him because he didn't seem to understand what we were celebrating! He's come a long way baby! This year he kept telling me how excited he was and before bed last night told me how much he loved me and how I was the best mom ever. Buttering mom up always helps. ;)


needle.and.damage.done said...

Another one - so cool! You know how to plan a party, that's for sure!

Terri Burges Hirning said...

Thank you!!