Plans for a son’s birthday party

Plans for a son’s birthday party: A blog about the plans for a son’s birthday party.

I have always been an avid reader of blogs, and I love looking at pictures on Pinterest. Recently, I made my first post to a blog, and I loved it! I got to share my ideas with others and interact with them. I have so many ideas in my head, sometimes it is hard to keep up. Last month my youngest turned 4. One of his favorite things is Sonic the Hedgehog. I love him and his little brother so much! So here is what we did for his 4th birthday!

I started with the invitations. He told me he wanted Sonic on them, and that was about as far as he got. I went to walmart and bought some 8x10s of sonic, tails, and knuckles. Then I took them home and cut them out leaving a white border around each one. Then using a sonic sticker in the corner, I made copies of each one to make 12 invitations! When they were all copied, I put them in envelopes (the kind you lick) addressed them with our address on one side and the invitee’s address on the other side (in case it gets lost). Then mailed

For my son’s 5th birthday party, he wanted a Sonic the Hedgehog theme.

I did some quick research on the Internet, and found that Sonic costumes were rather expensive. And there were no patterns available that I could find. So I decided to wing it and make my own pattern.

I started with a grey long-sleeved turtleneck shirt and a pair of dark blue sweatpants.

For the gloves, I used white stretchy fabric and white felt for the cuffs. Then I added red felt circles as a trim to cuff of each glove.

The shoes were quite simple – just grey felt cut in the shape of Sonic’s shoes and glued on with fabric glue.

For the headpiece, I used blue and white fleece for the ears, red fleece for the trim around face opening, black felt for eyes and nose, and yellow fleece for the spines on top of his head. The headpiece is lined so it’s soft against your face, has elastic straps to hold it on your head, and velcro in back so you can put it on easily.

I made a Sonic the Hedgehog costume for my son’s birthday party. It’s not perfect, but I think it turned out pretty well considering I made it all in one day.

I thought I’d post this in case anyone else is thinking of making something like this; maybe they can get some ideas or avoid some pitfalls.

The birthday boy is turning 6. The theme is Sonic the Hedgehog.

I’ve never played the game, so I don’t know much about it. I’ve made some preliminary plans and want some input on them.

The plan is to have a Sonic themed party. Sonic will come and play with the kids, then they will open presents, then a cake will be brought out, then Sonic will leave. (He has another gig.) I’ve been doing a little research on Sonic and made some notes:

Sonic doesn’t like cake. (I’m not sure what this means.)

Sonic doesn’t like water. (This makes sense to me for some reason.)

Sonic likes chili dogs. (You’ll see what I did there in a minute.)

Sonic likes gold rings. (These are easy to find.)

Sonic has a brother named Manic who has dreadlocks and wears purple gloves. (I can’t find any further information on Manic, but I think he may be an urban legend or something.)

Sonic has blue arms and legs, red shoes, white gloves, and a spikey hairstyle that looks like it was inspired by the Statue of Liberty. (I’m not sure how to make this

After much searching, I found a site that looked like it would provide what I needed. The “sample” they showed was really just a picture of the costume with no real details on how to put it together, but I figured if they could make it, so could I.

I received the materials, and right away I realized that the sample picture must have been taken with the costume lying on the ground. There was no way to get my son into this thing without cutting out the center of it! So, I cut out the middle, and holes for his arms and head. Then, I tried to get him into it…

**It was WAY too small!** He couldn’t get his head through and his arms wouldn’t go in either. This was all going downhill very quickly…

My 6 year old’s birthday is coming up, and he wants a Sonic The Hedgehog costume. I went on Amazon and bought a costume…and when it came out of the box, I was disappointed to see that it was just a blue one-piece jumpsuit with a hood.

I was hoping for something more like this:


For some reason, no one seems to make these costumes anymore. So I decided to make my own! I bought a white onesie (the cheapest I could find), and then bought the stuff to make the arm and leg bands. As you can see from this picture, the only place where it looks remotely Sonic-y is the headband:


At Nerd Nite, we have a tradition: the speaker who receives the most applause gets to ride a bicycle across the stage. It’s not something we’ve ever planned or rehearsed. It’s just something that happens spontaneously when one speaker really resonates with the crowd.

It happened tonight for a talk by Michelle Thaller about the sun. I’d seen it happen before, but this was the first time I’d ever actually witnessed her get on that bike and take a victory lap around the stage, to thunderous applause. And I realized in that moment how important it is to us that we be able to share our sense of wonder with one another.

This isn’t an easy thing for me to admit, but I’ve always been kind of shy about my love of science. Maybe it’s because so many people can’t see what’s so interesting about it in the first place. Or maybe it’s because I’m worried they’ll think I’m bragging if they know how much time I spend researching things online just because they fascinate me.

But seeing Michelle get on that bike tonight reminded me of something: people love science, and if you communicate your sense of wonder effectively enough, they’ll respond to it enthusiastically.

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