Homo'phones' and Minecraft...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
My sweet friends ~ I am on Spring Break!!  Whoo-hoo!!  For those of you who aren't --I'm sorry but I'm guessing it's either coming up or already came right?!?!  Well I have to share this darling  am I even allowed to say that about my own unit???  I hope so because I really, really LIKE this one guys.  It's homo'PHONES' with phones get it? 
homophones pack centers and printables

homphones center and ideas
homo'phone' center

I know this part doesn't have to do with phones but had to add it anyway.  Will your kiddos have fun with this?  Tell me what you think and I will give away 2 tomorrow.  Don't forget to leave me your email.


Now it's mom time - My sweet son is 11 and he wanted a Minecraft party -- so since I LOVE to plan KIDS parties I was all over it.  Notice I said kid parties --- my gift lies in the word Kid here.  I'd much rather plan a kids party than an adult one -- is that weird of me??!?!
Anywho here are some pictures of our amazing day together.
minecraft party ideas and cake pops

minecraft party ideas and cake pops

{ creeper cookie pops }
minecraft party ideas and cake

Me making tons of stuff

minecraft party ideas and cake

minecraft party ideas and cake

Creeper ice cream cake

minecraft cake
The cake pieces look like Minecraft grass blocks -- it was perfect because he didn't want the coconut grass on top.

minecraft party ideas
We had a bit of a photo booth with mustaches, bow ties, etc.  I had to make a creeper mouth though too...right?!?!
minecraft party ideas

Cover boxes with brown and bunch up green paper on top to look like a grass brick for a decoration.

Draw creeper faces on green buckets from party city - you have favor 'bags'.
minecraft party ideas

Game - shoot the creeper - they tried to hit his 'nose' with a nerf arrow gun...they loved this.  The girls marked where they hit with numbered circle labels to keep track of who was the closest.
minecraft party ideas

TNT - I covered toiled paper rolls with red paper and added TNT with my cricket...then threw in some red licorice.  Of course real minecraft tnt is square I know that...LOL
minecraft party ideas

Pick up some green balloons and draw on your own creeper face.
We had a blast!!!  If you have stayed with me this long don't forget to leave a comment for the homo'phone' unit.

UPDATE:  Random winners : Tammy from the Resourceful Apple and Michelle.  I hope you LOVE it!!


  1. This party looking amazing! Your son is so lucky!
    That is one cute unit! I would love to win this homo 'phone' unit :)
    maribel dot sheehan at gmail dot com
    Learning In Wonderland

  2. We have ONE MORE DAY! YES! I LOVE the little phones in your new pack! TOO CUTE!!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  3. Happy birthday to your son Vicky! It looks like you had a great time!!!!!!

  4. Love the HomoPhones! Clever!


  5. The homophone unit looks fabulous! What a cute idea! Great job with your son's party too.

    WILD About First Grade!

  6. What a great party you put together!! I'm sure he will remember it for years to come!

    Your homophone unit looks great! I think any kid would enjoy the theme! They get so excited when they see those iPhones, real or not. Also, love the glasses activity!

    Primarily Speaking

  7. Love your party photos - what a fab idea!

    Your homophone unit looks amazing - I love the homo'phone' centre. That phone clipart is supercute (and a great reminder that there were phones BEFORE iPhones - lol!).

    Miss Galvin Learns

  8. Oops, forgot to leave my email (can you tell I've just started my term holidays?!): stefanie.galvin@gmail.com

  9. Oh.my.goodness! This unit is so darn cute. The kiddos would love the phones. They love all of the techy stuff. Your son's birthday party looks super cool. How fun! Thanks for the little giveaway.

  10. Love the pictures! Homo'Phones'? Cute! Love the sunglasses too! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

  11. Looks like fun. I would love to win a copy.

  12. Super cute homophone unit!! Happy birthday to your son- looks like it was a great party!
    Conversations in Literacy

  13. I love the Homophone Unit. My boys (ages 9 and 12) would LOVE the Mind Craft Birthday Theme. Super creative:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  14. Your new product looks FUN!!! (and filled with lots of learning) Thanks for sharing your boy's party. (and pictures) I don't have any kids, so I love reading about others' families. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. OMG yes you can say your unit is adorable!!! Those lil phones are just too much!

    My boys would love to meet Josh! They are ridiculously addicted to Mindcraft. My one son just saved a pig who was swimming in water in his basement! Whatevs!!!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  16. just adorable! :) quiltwoman0@gmail.com

  17. Such a great idea! amandalawson@gmail.com