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American Ninja Warrior Themed Party (and last few days to enter my giveaway)

See the end of this post for details on the last few days of my giveaway.

Hey Party People…

I thought I’d post this in case any readers want to try out a party like this.  It was so much fun!

Does anyone else’s kid love the show American Ninja Warrior like mine does?  My youngest son and I watch this show together every week and we both love it.  So what could be better than an American Ninja Warrior themed birthday party for him?

If you’ve never seen the show, I have to say it is pretty awesome.  Men and women have to complete these pretty insane obstacles for time.  Every week they are in a different city with different obstacles.  Some of the obstacles look downright impossible.  Whoever goes the farthest and finishes the fastest then goes on to compete for a trip to the season finale (or Mount Midoriyama as they call it on the show) for a $1 million prize. There has only been one or two winners in the history of the show.  That is how hard it is to win!  We didn’t go that crazy but tried to recreate as many obstacles as we could, as kid friendly as we could.  The kids loved it.

Here is what we did…

We have a huge backyard which is perfect for an obstacle course.  There were 8 obstacles.  We borrowed a balance beam, and a gymnastic bars and mat from a friend.  These were obstacles 1 and 7.

We used the tree stumps we saved from Hurricane Irma (and plan to use as stools around the tiki bar we are going to build), and my husband borrowed some football equipment from the school he works at.  These were obstacles 2, 3 and 5.  They had to run across all the logs aka The Quintuple Steps, to get to the other side.  Then there was the Blue Wall, that the kids had to jump over.  The last picture was the Blue Logs that they had to run across (similar to a balance beam).

I bought a bunch of pool noodles for $1 each to make a tunnel for obstacle 5.

For the biggest and hardest event (obstacle 4) my husband and his friend built this contraption using 2 of these swing set bases, a steeple climber and a rope swing all from Home Depot.  They attached a ladder from our garage across the top for the monkey bars.  The kids had to climb the steeple climber, then go across the ‘monkey bars’, then slide down the rope swing.  It was hard!

Obstacle 8 was in the pool.  The Hamster Wheel.  The kids had to get from one side to the other in this pool floaty, which is harder then it looks. At first we had them using it just like a hamster wheel but it was very hard, so then they started using their hands and feet in the water to get across.

The kids ran around the backyard testing out all the obstacles.  After we had pizza and Ninja Juice (water and juice boxes) and the adults had Adult Ninja Juice (beer) we had them line up and we timed them.  Everyone got a medal after they finished the course.  Some kids ran the course MANY times.  You could decide to give out prizes or trophies for the winners if you wanted too.

I printed out these templates from this web site and made the invitations and signs with them.  I found stickers and ninja favors at both Amazon and the dollar store and used the stickers for the goodie bags. Since there were so many extra stickers I put them on some cups too.  The straws are from Target.  I used the templates to label all of the obstacles with numbers too.

Overall this was pretty easy and you can make the obstacles as easy or as hard as you’d like using stuff in your own garage (or friends garages!).  We did spend some money but you could certainly do this for very little money and all the kids had a good time.

Last Days of my Photo Canvas Giveaway…

Don’t forget to like me on Facebook or Instagram or sign up for my email list to be entered!  You could win a 16×20 Photo Canvas courtesy of the Canvas Factory. Contest ends November 8, 2017

A Photo Canvas Giveaway

I am very excited to announce a photo canvas giveaway on my blog!  Keep it for yourself or it would make a great Christmas gift too.  Details on how to win are at the bottom of this post.

Photo Canvases…

I don’t know about you but I love taking pictures and I love photography in general.  I’ve got thousands of photos on my laptop and on my iphone.  I take pictures ALL THE TIME.  And, if you are anything like me, most of these photos live on your computer.  So when the folks over at canvasfactory.com contacted me about doing a giveaway, I jumped at the chance to get at least one my photos off of my phone and onto my wall.  Plus, I have ordered from Canvas Factory before and have been more than happy with the products, and the service.

Canvas Factory provides high quality canvas prints at an affordable price.  And they are having huge sales on there web site right now.  BUT, you can win a Free one here.  You can’t beat free.

I’ve been searching for the right artwork for my newly re-done Master Bedroom. Something that had some nice greens to go with my tropical theme.  After looking through my millions of photos, I settled on this picture I took of a pineapple that I actually grew myself in a pot by my pool. Isn’t it pretty?

Giveaway for a Free Photo Canvas

And here is how it looks in my Master Bedroom.  I think it looks really good in here!  (Don’t mind my little furry model in the photos.  I was interrupting her nap while taking pictures.)  Read the details below on how to enter the contest.

Here are the details…

*To enter the contest for a FREE 16×20 canvas (with your own photo), simply add your name to my email list and/or like my Facebook or Instagram page.  Contest runs from October 25 to November 8, 2017.

*Offer good for US Residents only.  

A Giveaway – A Photo Canvas

Photo Canvas Giveaway…

I am very excited to announce a photo canvas giveaway on my blog! Details on how to win are at the bottom of this post.

I don’t know about you but I love taking pictures and I love photography in general.  I’ve got thousands of photos on my laptop and on my iphone.  I take pictures ALL THE TIME. If you are anything like me, these photos mostly live on your computer.  So when the folks over at canvasfactory.com contacted me about doing a giveaway, I jumped at the chance.

Canvas Factory provides high quality canvas prints at an affordable price.  And they are having huge sales on there web site right now.  BUT, you can win a Free one here.  You can’t beat free.

It was hard deciding which photo to use on my new canvas, but I narrowed it down to this picture I took a few years ago at the beach.  My son found this piece of heart shaped coral so I plopped it in the sand in front of the water and snapped away.

Photo Canvas from canvas factory
Photo Canvas from canvas factory

I received my canvas this week and am extremely happy with it. The quality is outstanding and the customer service was great. They even emailed me a proof for approval before the order was processed, which I thought was impressive.  I hung it in my bathroom and love it.

*To enter the contest for a FREE 16×20 canvas simply add your name to my email list and or like my Facebook or instagram page.  I will randomly select a winner in 7 days.

*Offer good for US Residents only.