Ok, lets face it. Birthday parties for kids are hard! There is so much planning involved. Pinterest may seem like a good tool to get ideas from...but I spent many nights stressing over if my ideas were "Pinterest worthy" Whats Pinterest worthy you might ask? Something I probably made up in my head. Projects that are cute, and likeable, and look nice. Something your kidlets will enjoy, You know, yadda yadda yadda. I went all out last year. Had a huge birthday for my son, and stressed over it hardcore. This year I didn't want to be the crazy mom at the birthday party. I wanted to be the put together mom who has her stuff together. As far as I can see, I played a pretty good hostess and photographer ;)
At first I wanted to have the party somewhere other then my home. I didn't want to worry about cleaning before, and cleaning up after. Who knows what the weather will be like in January so parks were out of the question. I called around a few different places and in the end decided to just throw it at the house. I just couldn't decided on where to have it! I had a fellow momma help me clean up the house (Thank you Mistea!), and my friend Hannah brought her bounce house for the kiddos. It was a hit!... with everyone except my son. He was scared to go in. Oh well, can't please everyone! ;) I am thankful for the sunshine on that day. I'm not too sure what I would have done to occupy a bunch of kidlets under 3! Here are a few of the decorations I did. I tried to stay with bright colors, and a little monster themed.
We had two different streamer walls that I forgot to take photos of... but they were pretty fun! I thought about making the cupcakes myself. Like really really thought I was going to get my butt in gear and make them all cutsey. BUT I couldn't resist Safeway's 13 dollar deal. I got 24 cupcakes for 13 dollars. They frosted them, and my mother in law found the monster eyes during Halloween time and we saved them for this occasion. They turned out so dang cute! Zayden even made his own. It was covered in eyeballs and teeth! My mother in law made some little pigs in a blanket (lil smokies with crescent rolls wrapped around) and croissant sandwiches.
We also had Chips, salsa, crackers, two types of dip, Annie's gummies, apple chips, pirates booty, and some fun party punch.
Below is my husband and son. Could they get any more cute?! Don't mind Zay's cupcake face! ;)
Here are a few of the cuties from the bash
I would LOVE to know how you plan your kids' birthday parties! Favorite themes? Locations? Party foods?
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