Monthly Archive: September 2013
Can we party? Yes we can! Bob the Builder parties are a popular theme choice for the younger age birthday (2 - 4 years). Here is our Blueprint for an awesome Bob the Builder Construction party.
Upon arrival have Wendy hand to each guest, from her work clipboard, a colouring activity sheet. on the Bob the Builder official site, you can find the best Bob the Builder printables. If you have access to moving boxes/recycled boxes tubes, these are also great to have on hand for the children to construct using masking tape, poster paint and crayons.
Once all of your young guests have arrived, welcome them to your Bob the Builder party! Here is an outline of Bob the Builder party games that can be played and enjoyed by all.
Bob Says - this is played like Simon Says, with a Bob the Builder twist. Remember that on a construction site, you must learn to follow the foreman's orders.
Nail a hammer
Climb a ladder
Dig a hole in the ground
Mix the concrete with the sand like Tumbler
Saw the timber
Moving a heavy load
Paint the walls
Drive the tractor
Everyone loves a game of musical chairs, why not musical bricks? We use the yellow car wash sponges that you can buy cheaply from Kmart. Ensure you have enough bricks for each child. Start the music http://youtu.be/dB2GPTvxGT0 Mambo 5 song, and have the children dance around the bricks. When the music stops, each child must find and sit on a brick. Remove one brick each round with the winner being the last child with a brick. Give reward stickers to each child when they are eliminated and have them help you give spot prizes for choosing the best dancers.
Rock Toss Bob the Builder needs to move alot of rocks and boulders on worksites. Test the children's skill at throwing rocks on site. Set up two buckets and have children throw bean bags or "rocks" made from alfoil, one at a time. It is an accuracy throw game to determine who can throw as many "rocks" into the dumpster.
Image Source: Celebrate with Cake. We just this cake from Celebrate with Cake
Help Bob Find His Tools Treasure Hunt
Here are the coloured clue sheets that you can adapt to your party space and age of children.
First Clue Reads:
Farmer Pickles needs our help
his sheep shed has fallen and he has yellped, yellped, yellped!
We have Travis the tractor, Sumsy the forklift
even scruffy the dog is here to help!
But my oh my, Bob has lost his tools
he needs your help to find them
we have no time to lose!
Listen carefully and solve the clues,
For if you can solve them all, Bob will have all his tools.
Think very carefully what the clues tell you and work out where to go.
Ask each other and work as a team and eventually you will know.
So let’s start now and follow the trail,
I’ll get you started with an easy first clue…
The first colour we will look for is the colour of Scoop,
Put your hand up if you know and the first will be done!!!!
Answer : Yellow
Hide the yellow clue bag
Second Clue reads:
This colour belongs to the colour of apples, and the colour of "Muck"
Hide the red Clue
Third Clue Reads:
The colour you need rhymes with Queen.
It is the colour of Roley –
Yes it is the colour green
Hide the Green clue
Third Clue Reads:
Scoop, Muck and Dizzy you must look high,
Lofty can nearly reach it,
Because the next colour clue
is the colour of the sky
Answer Blue (Scrambler, is a dark blue quadbike and Lofty the crane)
Hide the Blue Clue
Fourth Clue Reads:
Spud is now trying to help
he rushes around sometimes being not much of a help!
Working as a team with Travis, Spud tells us that......
Mr Bernard Bentley is the town inspector,
he is also the Mayor,
he's a stickler when doing inspections so we have no time to spare.
He has his clipboard in hand,
his checklist in place
He now tells us we are close to winning this race.
We must solve one last clue,
The colour we need to find
is the colour of the night
Put your hand up now if you know you are right!
(You now hide the Pass the Parcel Treasure Bag which the children find. This is a great opportunity to transition straight into playing your next p[arty game - Pass the Hard Hat)
Pass the Hard Hat
We play an abridged version of pass the parcel with Pass the Hard Hat. There is a treasure bag in the middle full of plastic tool toys and novelty toys. You seat the children in a circle around the treasure bag, pass the hard hat around the circle and start the music. When the music stops, the child holding the hard hat has a turn of choosing a treasure bag prize. The hat passes around the circle until all children have received a prize.
Sand Pit Dig
Have the children use tonka trucks, spades, buckets to find hidden buried "treasure". We use plastic gold bullions as the treasure
Bob The Builder Dance
My son James, loved this song when he was young. Big Fish, little fish http://youtu.be/SD1ENnVnMXM Teach the children the dance and hand movements - it's a scream!
Bob, Bob, The Builder
Duck, duck goose is a traditional game known to all. in this game, kids sit down in a circle facing each other.One person is "it" and walks around the circle. As they walk around, they tap people's heads and say "Bob" or "the builder". Once someone is the goose they get up and try to chase "it" around the circle. The goal is to tap that person before they are able sit down in the goose's spot. If the goose is not able to do this, they become "it" for the next round and play continues. If they do tap the "it" person, the person tagged has to sit in the centre of the circle. Then the goose becomes it for the next round. The person in the middle can't leave until another person is tagged and they are replaced.
Encore Kids Parties are able to tailor design your very own Design Your Own Party with a Bob the Builder twist as detailed above.
These Chocolate Malteser Cupcakes can be whipped up in no time at all. Here's the recipe for you all to enjoy - happy baking!
2¼ Cups Plain Flour
¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
½ Cup Caster Sugar
¾ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1½ Teaspoons Baking Soda
½ Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Milk
1½ Cups Malted Milk Powder
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
3 Large Eggs, at room temperature
1 Cup Sour Cream, at room temperature
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
½ Cup Chocolate Maltesers, chopped
Chocolate Malted Butter Cream Frosting - Ingredients
345g unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup malted milk powder
2-4 tbs cocoa powder
3 cups icing sugar, sifted
Maltesers for toppers
Preheat oven to 175 C. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together flour, cocoa, both sugars, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together milk and malted milk powder until powder is dissolved.
With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat flour mixture, milk mixture and oil until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add sour cream and vanilla, and beat just until combined. Fold in crushed maltesers.
Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each halfway. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
While cupcakes are cooling, prepare frosting. In a large mixer bowl, whip the butter for several minutes until very light and fluffy. Sprinkle in malted milk powder and cocoa powder. Whip for 1 minute. Slowly add the powdered sugar a few spoonfuls at a time, letting it incorporate until the frosting becomes thicker and stiff.
Fill bag with the frosting and pipe large swirls on top of cupcakes. Top with maltesers.
Enjoy! (Thanks Sue xx)