Saturday, April 16, 2011

Officially the Nerdiest Parents in Alamo


Since moving to a small town without a lot of entertainment options and being the parents of 3 girls we decided we would have to get creative and think up our own fun. We threw a Lord of the Rings Party for our teenager and her friends.
At first the kids were kind of shy about it not wanting to advertise their parents geekdom but by the day of the party it was all the talk at the school lunch table. We had an outdoor showing of the movies and we all dressed up. It was fun and the girls really got creative. Two of my daughters friends showed up in huge boxes, cut and painted like the two towers complete with the "eye" at the top of one. This cute guy hooking up the sound is my hubby as Frodo after Shelob the spider winds him up in her web. We had a Gollum, a Hobbit a Tree Ent Wife and a Uruk Hai in attendance as well as Eowyn and my neighbor who had not seen the movies came bearing chicken wing appetisers and dressed as "Lord of the Wings". Funny!
Now the word is out that we are total nerds and the kids can't wait to throw a Star Wars Party. I guess it is not where you live but what you make of it.

5 comments:

Lupe Meter said...

What a neat idea! Back when we didn't have electronic games, my sisters and I used to put plays on and the kids from the neighborhood would show up and join in the fun. That was our entertainment! One of our plays was Cleopatra...so I guess we were nerds too. lol
You two are great parents!

Taylor Lynn said...

I am SOOOO JEALOUS!!! I wish I could have attended that party! I am SUCH a LOTR geek. Frankly, I'm obsessed. That party looks like it was AWESOME!!!

Kim Detmers said...

Oh, that is a fun idea Lupe! We will have to try that.
Cleopatra is epic. You don't mess around!

Kim Detmers said...

Hi Taylor,
You do have that beautiful "my precious" photo in your shop.
We geeks are in good company!

The Viehweg's said...

It sounds like it was a lot of fun. I have to say that is the tallest hobbit I've ever seen!