As the guests arrived, they colored in clown pictures I printed off the internet. Then when we all had gathered, I welcomed them to clown school and they chose their clown names. I put a bunch of silly names in a jar and let them each choose out 3. They could choose 1 of the three to be their clown name or they could combine 2 if they liked.
|What does that say? Razzle Giggles? |
We then ate cake and ice cream. I used a round pan and half a wilton ball pan to make the clown head. To make the face decorations I used airheads. I love using airheads to decorate cakes. The colors are really bright and they're easy to shape. You just pop them in the microwave for 5 or 6 seconds and then put them in between wax paper to roll them out flat with a rolling pin, and cut as desired. Plus I didn't have to mix lots of different color frostings or use decorating bags. The red nose is a warmed airhead rolled into a ball. To make the hat, I cut a cake donut in half, secured it on the head with straws and wrapped airheads over it (mmmmm. . . . gross). For hair, I used gummy worms secured with half a toothpick. I thought it would be fun to use cotton candy for hair, but I couldn't find any. I used melted chocolate chips to draw on the eyes and smile. I had twisted 2 colorful twizzlers together and secured them to the head with toothpicks to make the ruffle at the bottom.
After cake and presents, I had the kids sit and watch the "Best clown in town" Backyardigans show (I love the backyardigans) while I made clown balloon hats for them. I bought a Klutz balloon twisting book on amazon. The kids loved them. This lasted until the parents came to pick up children.
My son handed out the party bags, which contained a variety of things essential for every clown and purchased from oriental trading company, mostly. The party bags consisted of a red clown nose (of course), kazoos, laffy taffy, graduation pen, graduation bracelet, bubbles, silly face, and smiley stamps.
All in all, I think everyone had fun, especially my birthday boy.