Animal Crossing 11th Birthday Party





B’s Animal Crossing party was yesterday afternoon, then we had a fun sleep over, and some house guests over today. It was a very full weekend! The party was super easy, we just ordered a bunch of pizzas, had some lemonade, animal crossing sugar cookies, and the cake. Since B is not a fan of cake he requested brownies. I made a tower of three brownies and covered them in peanut butter frosting (dyed green for grass) with little animal crossing toys on top.
We had the piñata (and a gorgeous day!) a few general games, and then a fishing tournament. Ahead of time I had printed out a bunch of fish, and attached puns to the back (which I copied from the game) Each fish listed it’s length (like the game) and had little magnets, the kid’s caught the fish with poles with string and paper clips and then we checked to see who had caught the biggest fish, based on the lengths listed on the back. I made sure not to make the measurements on the back correspond with the actual fish sizes, so it would be a mystery as to what size catch you’d end up with. The winner got a little trophy like the fishing tournament in the game.
For the little take home gifts I made up boxes with balloons. In the game animal crossing these some times float around in the sky and you use your slingshot to shoot them down & get a prize. Inside the boxes were mixed cds with music from the game (I’ll have some more info on those tomorrow) silly string, bells (more of the chocolate coins), stickers I made of the game characters using my xyron, and little QR codes we had picked out and printed.
I’ll have some more details on all those tomorrow and some files so you can make your own!

Animal Crossing Birthday Party prep


Party prep is well underway for the big Animal Crossing birthday party! I’ll be sure and post some proper photos once it’s all said & done, with some little tips and tricks in case you decide to host your own. Meanwhile the Tom Nook piñata is finished (B said he needed to be the piñata because he’s the most annoying character in the game), and the table cloth is hemmed (fabric I made using game images and printed with Spoonflower) Next up I just need to test out the cookie cutters!

Animal Crossing Birthday Invites

animal crossing invites : mypapercrane.com
March is approaching and that means it’s almost time to celebrate B’s 11th birthday! He got a 3DS and Animal Crossing New Leaf for Christmas (which has been so much fun because now we can play together!) One night recently he said “I think I want to have an Animal Crossing themed party, we could design outfits and print out the little QR codes to include in the goodie bags” Yep, super exciting! So we have been having lots of fun planning out all the details.
For the invites we decided on bell bags. These are the little sacks of money you have in the game, we included some chocolate coins (bells) and then the invite which is printed on a leaf (card stock) also from the game. I even found an Animal Crossing font to use for all the info.
If you’d like to make your own, I have some easy instructions below!
You’ll need:
Invite & Star Pdf
-Jute or Burlap Bags, I got mine at Hobby Lobby $3.99 for a 3-pack. You can purchase larger quantities online like 4×6 pack of 50 if you plan on having a big party!
red cord
inkjet printable iron on transfers for the stars
-needle with a large eye for threading the string through bags
Chocolate Gold Coins

First cut the existing string off of the bag, and remove. Bell bags in animal crossing have red string. Next follow the instructions on your iron on transfers to print your stars. Cut out and position on the bag and iron in place. Since the bags are woven I found it helped after ironing while the transfer was still warm (not hot) to gently press into the bag with my finger. You might want to wear a glove or use a potholder to help press down.

Now thread your needle with a length of string about 8-10 inches long. Weave the needle in and out going around the entire bag and bringing both ends out on the same side. Tie these in a knot. Now do the same thing with another length of string only make sure the ends come out on the opposite side. This way when you pull both string knots the bag will close smoothly.

Print out your invites, tuck them into the bags with a few chocolate bells and your ready to mail them out! We will be shipping ours out in small padded envelopes this weekend.
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