Disney’s Planes – Review and finds (Printables)


I started planing for the boys 2013 birthday party the day after their birthday bash last year.

The theme – Aviation / Aeroplanes / Airplanes / Flying . We 1st came across Disney’s Planes with a small snippet was shown on the Disney Channel and a few days later we came across the cutest plush planes at our local Checkers store and that was the beginning of the “follection” aka collection as my little man would put it.


(Picture courtesy of Disneystore.co.uk)

We were all so excited when the movie opened so close to their birthdays but thanks to the Mumps I had both boys at home the whole of their birthday week.

It was the perfect movie after yesterday’s incident or could we call it an issue (That’s for another Post, I’m interested in your opinions…Winners Losers or 1st 2nd 3rd )?

A brilliant movie about a little crop plane thinking big and following his dream of competitive flying, with all odds against him and his friends supporting him from beginning to end, when he lost races and wins them. A good lesson in camaraderie and good sportsmanship.

“From high above the world of “Cars” flies “Planes,” Disney’s upcoming animated action-packed comedic adventure starring Dusty, a big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. There’s only a couple of not-so-small problems — Dusty is not exactly built for racing and he also happens to be afraid of heights.Despite his fear and with encouragement from his mentor, a naval aviator named Skipper, Dusty narrowly qualifies for the big competition. Dusty’s sportsmanship and speed begin to rattle the defending champ of the race circuit, Ripslinger, who will stop at nothing to see Dusty fail.When disaster strikes during the climax of the final race, Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test. With the support of friends old and new, Dusty reaches heights he never dreamed possible.” – http://movies.disney.com/planes/about/story

We left the movie with arms out to the side in preparation for our flight, our little man wants to be Skipper and his loving nanny was told she is Dotty the sweet and brilliant mechanic that needs to fix him as for big brother and I, we are El Chupacabra and the beautiful Ishani.

With the boys impending Birthday Bash I have been searching for anything to do with the movie to include in the birthday theme.

Just  look ta the amazing stuff I found:

All these fantastic finds were on spoonful.com (All Images are from spoonful.com)





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Main Picture – http://movies.disney.com/planes/gallery

Cowboys and Indians – Birthday Sheriffs


I’m obsessed with Theme Birthday parties.

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In fact I’m obsessed with my boys birthday party planning full stop.

Before I had the boys that time of the year always got me down as it’s around the anniversary of my amazing dad passing away, I always say the Lord gave me my babies on that particular month (they were both early)as to give me joy during this month instead of thinking of it as the worst.

Both their birthdays are on the same month so until they (my boys) ask me to stop the have one big party together.

Albeit that on the day of their birthday we always go out for supper or do something with our closest relatives (grandparents and uncles and aunts).

Last year our theme was Cowboys and Indians

The party venue was amazing and had that real rustic feel.

In fact its our 2nd Birthday party there.It gets better and better each year and best part is it’s practically down the road its lovely you rent a lapa big enough for your party or bring a blanket and set up a picnic there are farm animals (purchase a bag of fresh veggies to feed the animals),jungle gyms , pony rides.


Set up was a nightmare as this strong wind came out of nowhere – what were suppose to be table coverings were kept intact and made to shield the wind.

The Party favors were my favourite so far and we worked so hard on them.

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Each child received a hobby-horse. (Tutorial and pattern to follow one of these day).

I had to be budget savvy and found these cute bandanas the local Chinese Market – I kept to 3 colours (Orange Navy and white).

The sticks and stuffing were also cheap and each hobby-horse cost me close to R30.00 each.

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We had light stacks and a barbecue.

My little four-year old asked for a Ice-cream Birthday cake and he made a brilliant choice because it was such a hit!

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It’s very plain – we were suppose to have a cake topper but at the rate this cake was melting it was blow out candles quick and serve!

Games and Activities were provided:

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Tin Toss

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Pin The Tail on the Donkey

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Painting Centre

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Pony rides

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Hide and Go Seek

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Races with our Hobby Horses (a year down the line these are still played with daily in our home)

Did I mention I like to get the boys dressed up according to their theme lol?

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All the kids were asked to dress up.

Our gorgeous twins , Models for Baby-X clothing sported Cowboy outfits from their Pretend Play range  (Baby-x – you can find them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baby-X/136983122984619   )

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We finished off the day with a wagon ride – sunset was beautiful.

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………The very next day I started planning (pinning) the theme for 2013’s Birthday Party.