Russell had a birthday last week! We looked up some ideas for a party on the internet and he decided he would like a "knights-in-training" party. I just love copying other people's creative ideas from the internet.
When the guests first arrived they decorated a cardboard shield. Once they finished they were given a knight's tunic to wear, and a shield. (I made the tunics out of old sheets)
Russell was the "king". I think he looks very kingly here :)
Here is the "banquet table" where we celebrated the knighthood of the party guests (and the king's birthday) with cake and ice cream
Pretty sweet and easy castle cake idea from pinterest.
The party guests in their knightly garb.
Once everyone was properly attired, we split up for some training. Half went outside for a jousting obstacle course with Rob. I did not get any pictures of that. The other half went downstairs for archery target practice. Seth was great to fill in the waiting time with sword training.
Seth was such a boon to the party. During another pause when Rob and I were prepping the next activity he counseled the trainees on the proper manners of a knight: how they should speak, how they should treat Lady Brenna...This was all improv and the boys ate it up.