Tuesday, April 10, 2012

3 Birthdays & 1 Party

 Rather than do three parties over three months in a row, we decided to knock them out in one day. While it was a little daunting at first, it ended up being so much fun, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves! I struggled to find a party theme that would appeal to a 5 year old who loves super heros, a 3 year old who is obsessed with construction sites and everything John Deere, AND a 1 year old little girl that I am very much enjoying slathering in pink! We finally landed on doing a "candy bar party", and I had my wonderful cake-making friend, Elizabeth, make each kid their own cake. Ethan got a 3 layer super hero cake - of course he had to have a piece of each hero's layer. Owen was so excited to see his construction site cake, he almost took a bit out of the top before we could sing to him! And Harper had a beautiful little pink cake that she surprisingly wasn't all that interested in eating. (I think she didn't want to get her dress dirty :)

A wonderful neighbor helped us get a great deal on a trampoline, so we had that for the kids to jump on, and both grandpas put up a tire swing for the kids to play on too. We ordered lots of pizza and enjoyed watching all the kids play and have a fun time together. And I am sure all the parents were cussing us as we handed all the kids to-go boxes to fill with all the candy on their way out the door! It was really cute watching all the kids (and a few parents) pick their favorite candy out.

Having all the kid's friends there along with family made the day very special for us all. It also made us feel incredibly blessed to see how our kids have special relationships with everyone there and know that they have fun memories with each one of their friends and cousins. How did we get so lucky?!

And  special THANKS to the family that came early to help out. We could not have pulled this thing off without your help! Love you all!


Kari said...

Looks so fun. So sad that we missed it!

Little S said...

What a fun idea! Can't believe your little girl is ONE! Even harder to belived that E is FIVE. How did that happen?!