Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Still Workin'

"Favoring" the Knights

Our dashing knights await the start of the tournament

In days of yore the Ladies of the castle would give a "favor", a small token of esteem to her favorite knight as he rode off to battle or before he participated in a tournament. Here our Ladies "favor" their "favor"ite knight.

The Tournament

When not at war the Knights challenged each
other to keep their fighting skills sharp.

Jousting knights

Before the tournament each knight designed his own coat of arms from felt shapes and glued them to his tunic. They also designed and colored cardboard shields and received some sort of weapon of war.

The Ladies decided sitting around looking pretty wasn't all it
was cracked up to be, so they got in on the action!

I wouldn't mess with these girls!

Storming the castle

The Knights (and their friends) had to jump on their trusty steed...

...attack the castle with canonballs...

...slay the dragon guarding the captives...

...go to the dungeon and open the cells...

...and rescue the fair damsel!

All these proceedings took place under the watchful eye of the Queen. She always travels with a chest of gold and jewels in case of an emergency or a really great sale! While cheering on the contestants a very large and very ugly dragon swooped down and grabbed her treasure!

Dragon Slayers

The ugly brute carried the gold to his lair.

The Queen's loyal subjects worked in pairs to try and recover it.

One would divert his attention while the other recovered.

Lady Total de Saster delivers the gold to the Queen!

Gramma Luvlee


  1. What a fun party! My son would love this! You know what? So would my daughters! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Fun! Great that the girls wanted in on the action -- and they were the ones to rescue the treasure from the dragon! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Such a cute and clever party idea! How fun!