Monday, September 30, 2013

Survivor Party- Bella turns 10

My little girl turned double digits last week and we had so much fun celebrating with friends and family this weekend. A few months ago when we started talking about what kind of party she wanted we came up with the idea for a Survivor party. My family has been huge Survivor fans from the very beginning and it seems to be a good match for Bella's outgoing personality! It was a ton of fun planning and I have to admit, I would have loved to have been a guest at this party!

Cake by Love & Sugar Kisses. Sugar cookies by Bambella Cookie Boutique. Survivor Flag template by Chica & Jo.

My mom made this amazing wreath for the party!

 On the show they live on coconuts, fruit, rice & water so we tried to stay as close to that as we could.
 The cake & cookies were over the top amazing!

Chicken wings are Bella's favorite food so we figured the tribe could use a little protein :)
Coconut drinks for the kids and tropical water for the adults...although the adults really wanted to drink from the coconuts too.

The birthday girl!

 I made these survival bracelets for each of the kids to take home.

Our host for the games was Bella's uncle Brian who has quite the resemblance to Jeff Probst!

Our tribal counsel area!

 The two tribes, Jalapao and Zapatera (which were actual tribe names from the show)
Everyone arrived at the island and introduced themselves.
Then each guest had to draw a buff out of a bag to see which tribe they would be on.
 These are the Zapatera  & Jalapao tribes!
 There were 3 challenges, each one earning the winning tribe a prize. The first challenge had 2 parts. The first part sent 4 tribe members racing down to untie a series of rope knots that would release 5 buckets.
 Once the buckets were released they would give them to the remaining 5 tribe members who had to pass water with those buckets down a line.
 They got wet...really wet.

 At the end of the line, the last person had to use what water they had to fill a pipe. There was a ball inside the pipe and the first team to get their ball to come out of the pipe won!
 The second challenge was a food challenge. There were 4 rounds of competition where they had to pick tribe members to eat: large earthworms, ostrich eggs, alligator eyeballs and pig brains. The first tribe with a clear mouth won that round.

 The last challenge was the obstacle course. The entire tribe started out by walking over a balance beam (looks easy but it was wobbly and more challenging than anyone thought).
 Next they had to belly crawl under a rope course (did I mention that it had rained all day and the yard was nice and soaked).

 Then they had to dig up 6 bags of puzzle pieces that were buried in a bucket of sand.
 Then they had to unscramble and solve the puzzle...the first tribe to do this, won.
 The secret message was, Happy Birthday Bella.
 Before everyone headed to tribal counsel, there was a pinata that needed to be busted open!

 Finally everyone gathered around at tribal counsel to vote. Instead of voting anyone off the island like they do on the show, the kids were instructed to vote for the person they thought had Outsmarted, Outlaughed and Outfunned the rest.

 A few of the votes...
 Our host ready to tally the votes!
 Chloe was our winner! She won Jeff Probst's book for kids, Stranded.
 Then our guest of honor was awarded the Immunity Birthday Necklace while the tribe sang her Happy Birthday.
The whole cast of Bella Island, Survivor 2013!!!