|photo by TripleTenPhotography|
We had a pumpkin patch theme when he was one, I made Pumpkin like cupcakes with snoopy decals, and everyone came out to the Jungle Farm. It was a great day, and the weather was fabulous.
Then the next year we had it at the house (I hated it!!!) but the theme was Old McDonald's farm. I made Piggie cupcakes, we made animal face masks and the kids played in the back yard. It wasn't too bad but I felt pulled in so many directions, keeping the kids engaged in the activities and trying to visit with friends that came by.
For his third birthday we went to McDonalds. It was out of the house and really inexpensive, I think for 12 kids we payed $40. The kids played in the play centre and ate lunch and then we had cake and opened presents. I think I did something with the cupcakes that year too but it wasn't memorable so I don't remember.
His fourth birthday ended up a bust, because it dumped like a foot and half of snow in one days. Roads were impassable and the city roads were slick. So a quick change in plans we had it at the house again. Only 4 people made it, but Lil Man had a great time so it wasn't horrible. It was a good birthday for at the house with so few people.
Now enter age 5. And add into account that I am not currently working and have all this extra time on my hands to do crafty things so what do I decide to do.... A superhero party.
I ventured to Pinterest where I knew all things superhero would be located. And were they ever, masks, invitations, cupcake decals, thank you cards, photo booth props, and so much more. So we decided to prepare for the superhero birthday party.
Invitations were printed and sent out. i got these from another website, and it's amazing!!
The photographer, TripleTenPhotography, was booked and photo props were made.
Capes for the kids to decorate with fabric paint and markers were surged and sewn. (thanks to Cori for the surger and Rolly for coming to help me sew)
|courtesy of TripleTen Photography|
Cupcakes were made and decorated and we were ready to go.
It was a good day, but it was a lot of work, a lot of preparation, and I know the kids had fun, but they would have had just as much fun in a room with balls to play with. Was it worth it? Yes! Absolutely! Would I do it again? Yes I probably would. Do I miss the simplistic birthdays of my childhood? yes my mom was so lucky!!