Friday, October 1, 2010

I'm in Oklahoma

I got here much later than I had originally planned.  I didn't sleep well for 2 or 3 nights before coming.  So, I slept late the day of the drive.  I figured it would be better to arrive alive and late than not at all because of falling asleep driving.  Plus I had several errands to run on the way.  It actually made the drive more pleasant than driving straight through.  When I finally left the Dallas area and got on the road to OK, it didn't seem to take all that long to get here, even though it was still another 2 and a half or 3 hours.

My errands included a stop at Party City, to see if I could find glow in the dark vampire teeth and a cape.  My middle granddaughter had requested the glow in the dark teeth and she had also recommended that I get her brother a cape for his birthday.  I had already looked at Dollar Tree and Walmart for the items.  I found several things, but not the exact things I was looking for.

I went to Dollar Tree and Walmart the day before.  Dollar Tree was a suggestion from my cousin Sundey.  It was a fabulous place to get party things -- decorations, games, prizes, gift bags and I got a fireman's hat for JT.  I didn't know if I'd be lucky enough to find anything I was hunting for and I didn't have the time or energy to go back.  So, I got the hat for dress up (he's liked to play dress up too when he was younger and has never had anything to dress up in!  As proof, I have a photo of him in his sister's dress up wedding gown when he was about 4!)  So, at Dollar Tree, I found streamers, a "Happy Birthday" banner, lanterns, the gift bag and curling ribbons.  I got the table cloth, the blue plates and orange napkins, sparkly candles, a bingo game with pictures and pin the tail on the donkey games and various little prizes and favors, including medals on ribbons that say winner.  I even found these blue plastic Oriental food container boxes to put some of the prizes in.  And everything in that store actually is only $1!

Then I headed on over to Walmart.  They didn't have a cape alone, but did have a Batman costume and a Superman costume. I couldn't decide which to get, so I got both,   They didn't have glow in the dark vampire teeth, but they had packages of teeth with 4 different colors.  They also had square dark yellow plates, orange cupcake baking cups and a Sponge Bob Square Pants ribbon. 

When I got to Party City the next day, I found single capes, but they were more expensive than the whole costumes I had already, so I didn't get them.  I did find what I hope are glow in the dark teeth and a king's robe and crown though.  So, I got those (yes, I know, I went a little nuts and bought more than I really should have).and then I hit the road for Quilt Country where I got the supplies to make wallets for the girls.  They've been asking for them for a while.  I had planned to make the wallets while I am here, but as it turns out, I always plan to do too much and forget something when I come.

On the letter X theme.  I've decided to make cupcakes and lay them out in an X shape for him to blow out the candles.  I'll even frost each one with an X on each.  I plan to put X's on the donkey's tail too.  I should have done more, but that's all I've come up with and I think it will be OK.  I'll have photos added to this post after I get home, probably on Monday.


Anyes said...

Your Birthday plans sound awesome and I know your grandchildren will feel loved and are going to have a fun time with you.
Have a wonderful week-end :-)

Tracey said...

there you go! sounds like you're ready to party (LOL!) Everything sounds super cute & the kids will enjoy everything. Dollar Tree (& all other $ stores) are my 2nd homes. You really can't beat it. Looking forward to how everything went - especially for the "X"-man (hhhaa!)