Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Scary! Aiden's a Teenager!
Well, I have some catching up to do! Let's start here.
In November, Aiden turned 13. He is a delightful boy, and only gets better with each year, so I'm not really scared that he's becoming a teenager, but he loved the theme that we used when Dylan turned 13, so we used it again. Aiden hardly ever gets Friends Parties, so I wanted this to be special for him. We held it the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Lyndsay arrived the day before on a break from BYU, so she was a huge help in getting ready. She and Aiden were the decorating committee, and I did the food.
The Zombie Hand Cake:
Witch Finger Cookies:
Color-coordinating candies. Because I'm weird like that.
Meringue bones (which I need some practice on):
Spooky decorations: (It's funny to me that I didn't decorate at all for Halloween, but then did all of this a few weeks later. Oh well. But hey, FYI, Halloween decorations are way cheaper after Halloween.)
Lyndsay and Conor mixing up the punch:
The jello brain: (The color was pinker in real life....)
The Bloody Hand Punch:
I found these leftover Halloween-themed sodas at the grocery store, so I got them and put them in a cauldron:
Aiden's crew of friends. Such great kids.
Make a wish!
His friends know him so well. He got lots of Cardinal's gear, which is his absolute favorite team.
The boys had a great time. They ate lots of pizza and all the goodies I made. They watched a scary movie in the dark, they played lots of Just Dance! and they had a great time being together. Aiden really has the nicest friends. I loved that after he opened each gift, he went over and hugged the friend that had given it to him. Such good kids. The last friend finally went home a little after 11pm, and Aiden was tired, but glowing with happiness. The night was a huge success, and happy kids make for happy moms.
Happy 13th Birthday, Aiden!