Yippee! Yay! Brendan has graduated from preschool! I can’t believe he will be a kindergartner in a few months. I am so proud of all that he has accomplished. At the beginning of preschool/summer last year he was barely talking. He maybe spoke three words in a sentence. Now he is talking all the time in complete sentences! He still needs help on his intelligibility but he has come such a long way. He will still be attending private therapy sessions but his preschool is over and he has been cleared to head on to Kindergarten! Hip, Hip, Hooray! Three cheers for B!
I promised B that we would throw a small end of the year playdate to celebrate his last day of preschool. He has been doing so well with his reward chart and going to speech. A How To Train Your Dragon themed play date was in order! He has been earning dragon toys from his reward chart and I used those toys as inspiration for this party. I invited a few of his school friends for an afternoon milk and cookies dragon themed play date!
As you can tell from the table the toys made for some amazing party decorations! I used white balloons for clouds that the dragons could fly in.
Plushy Meatlug and Toothless kept an eye on the cookies. I simply placed them in and on top of tin buckets. Toothless is so cute peeking out of the bucket!
Cloudjumper also kept an eye on the party from the other side of the table.
I used another Toothless dragon and perched him over the Dragon Eggs. They are just red grapes that I placed in a baking cup that I decorated with black ric-rac.
To make the sheep I dipped half of the marshmallow into Baker’s Dipping Chocolate then placed in the refrigerator to harden. I used candy eyeballs for the face and halved brown M&M’s for the ears. I skewered them on a wooden skewer and displayed them on a small bale of hay.
Why do I call them toasted? Well, because I toasted their little behinds over my stove.
Drago was posted up next to the milk and glasses.
I finished the table off with a handmade garland. His teacher sent home pictures of the entire year and all the fun events that were held at school. She was amazing at documenting their class events. So I used jute, fabric scraps, and mini clothes pin to showcase his entire school year.
Each of the boys got to take home their own mini-dragon wrapped in a clear goodie bag with a few smarties.
We played a version on Simon Says but I call it “Viking Says”. I was the viking and the boys were the dragons. I called out the commands with “Viking says touch your toes” If I didn’t say “Viking Says” and they did the action they were out. The last “dragon” standing was the most “trainable dragon”. It was pretty fun!
Brendan absolutely loved his “Dragon Party”and it was such a fun way to kick off the summer! He has worked so hard this entire year and I was so happy to be able to celebrate all his accomplishments with his school friends.
I included my snack labels and party favor gift tags for download if you want to use them for your own party. Just print them out and adhere them to cardstock. You can download them here:
Have you used your child’s favorite cartoon character for a theme for a party? Leave your link below! I would love to see it!