A golden ticket for the birthday boy in a real Wonka Chocolate Bar! I typed up the following on a piece of gold vellum:
Greetings to you the lucky finder of the Golden Ticket from Mr. Willy Wonka. Present this ticket at the factory gates at 11 o'clock in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of May and do not be late! You may celebrate one birthday party on this day... and only one...but no more! In your wildest dreams you cannot imagine the marvelous SURPRISES that await YOU!
Watch out Veruca! Sebastian the Squirrel is looking for bad nuts.
This was an image I found online that I glued to a regular pack of gum.
Courtesy of Violet. (Blue Hawaiian punch, actually.)
We had Mike TeaVee dinners for lunch... well, Lunchables, actually, but they looked like little trays.
We took a dip in the chocolate river with Augustus Gloop and enjoyed a little fondue at snacktime.
I made this banner with cardstock and a free Willy Wonka font.
An 8 year old boy's dream, right?
A tired mama's dream too. It took me longer to open the (blasted) KitKat wrappers than it did to decorate this cake (those things are wrapped in some kind of child-proof packaging I swear). BigBoy even poured the M&M's on himself and was very pleased that he got to help make his cake. Thanks to Kacky for the inspiration!
Also a dream... getting an original comic from his new favorite comic artist along with a special birthday greeting and a sneak peek of a few pages of Mr. Hatke's new book coming out in September, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl!
When I was at Party City looking for tablecloths and stocking up on candles, I found this purple velour hat. It screamed Willy Wonka to me. Well, first it screamed something else, but after I cut out a green "W", then is screamed Willy Wonka.
We are waiting for dad to get home so we can eat dinner and slice into that cake. (And then go to bed! Mama is T. I. R. E. D!)
Happy Birthday to our big 8 year old boy, BigBoy!