Everybody meet Aang, he has just turned seven and he is the Avatar. It’s actually Eli but Shhhh! that’s a secret.
We decided to run the party like one of the Avatar the Last Air Bender episodes and have a storyline run through the day. As you can see from all the red, we set our episode in the Fire Nation.
Fire Nation Party bags
Fire Nation food, It was Lani’s idea to make the Fire Flakes using a Honey Joy recipe.
We used sour gummie bears and snakes as Fire Gummies so they had a little bite to them.
Meat on meat sticks a bit of a homage to poor Aang and his trouble finding Vegie meals in the Fire Nation.
Oh and we had to have cactus juice even though it’s not very Fire Nation but we do all love Sokka so much and it is the Quenchiest!
Our take on Ash Bananas, just a simple half banana on a stick dipped in Milo
But the kids loved them
We even had a flying bison for Aang to ride.
OK so now for the Plot. We asked all the little guests to come dressed in Water tribe colours (Blue) or Earth Kingdom colours (Green). We then told them that they needed to be very quite as we were on a mission to help Aang find a weapon needed to defeat the Evil Fire Lord Ozai.
Because we were in Fire Nation territory we needed to disguise ourselves (like the episode The Head Band) good thing I had a Fire Nation washing line just lying around. I gave each of them a White Lotus Pai Sho tile so that they could prove that they were the good guys even when they were disguised.
When they were all decked out Fire Nation style I pretended I couldn’t recognise them and they had to show me their Pai Sho tiles to prove that they were part of the order of the White Lotus. Then I gave them a scroll that told them that their next clue would be given to them by The Cabbage Seller, bet you didn’t know he was a secret member of the White Lotus society.
Only when they found him someone had knocked his cabbages over again and they were scattered all over the backyard and he would only hand over his scroll if they collected his cabbages for him.
It was really funny watching the kids get so excited collecting crape paper covered newspaper balls.
Then they needed to prove they were good again and he handed over his scroll.
The scroll told them that they would need to use their bending skills to find two keys. These keys would unlock a hidden chest that contained the weapon they needed to defeat the Evil Fire Lord. (see Appa in the background he told me he didn’t mind being hair sprayed as long as he could eat any dropped party food)
The water benders had to dig through a big bucket of ice to fine large chunks that had a ball of foil frozen inside.
they then had to smash these chunks open and inside of one of them was…..
The key opened the blue water bending lock.
Then the Earth Benders had to find fake rocks hidden in sand. One of the rocks had the Earth bending key hidden inside. When both locks were unlocked the chest opens to reveal…
…nothing, sorry the kids were to fast, we weren’t that mean. Inside the chest was a scroll.
The scroll was written by Uncle Iroh and basically made out that the weapon that they had been searching for was just for friends to stand together in love and then we ended it with Oh and your real weapons are hidden in a pass the parcel under the kitchen table. Yay!!!! excitement plus.
Aang ended up getting the air bending power (Totally amazing how that happened it must have been meant to be)
After all the kids found their own bending power we went back outside for a lesson in each bending discipline.
The Avatar himself taught the ones who got air bending power. We chose to have other air benders because in the future Aang will have kids and there will be a new Avatar and we are pretty sure there will be a new line of Air nomads, maybe.
When they passed their bending class the kids received a necklace with their bending discipline symbol on as a graduation gift.
Then it was cake time. I made an Appa cake and spent so long figuring out how to do it that I totally forgot to buy candles. After a mad scrabble through the cupboards I found four cake candles, Sabrina’s old first birthday candle and two lavender scented candles that are supposed to help babies sleep at night.
He didn’t care.
And now for a really horrible moment in the party when the Avatar turned bad and ate his flying sky bison, sorry Appa I really didn’t think that through.
Then Eli got to open his present from Glenn and I and all the far away relatives. An iPod touch.
He liked it.
He liked the day.
He is one happy seven year old.