Our weekend shenanigans are over! 2 days, 3 birthday parties and 67 guests later…we are done! Our little man turned six on Friday. How did this happened? Six??? Maybe 3 or 4 but 6…bye bye baby. It’s hard to see your first child growing up and it does go by so fast. He’s changed so much in the last few months, he’s less clingy, talks with lots of new words and ask for our help much less than
before and the worst, he gives less kisses. My heart is torn. So I will stop with the drama of having a 6 years old and talk about our weekend festivities!
So I like a good party and my boys too! A few months before their birthday, we talk about what they like, what they want and who they want to be there. Star Wars was an easy theme, the boys still haven’t seen the movies but that’s about to change because we received them for his birthday. Guest list, we have a big close family, we want everybody, so we had our friends come over for pizza on Friday night, a few of his school friends came yesterday morning and our families came over for some roasted hot dogs and cake last night!
Cakes, it’s always about the cakes! I love making my babies their cakes. It makes me so happy to create the things they love in sugar! I made 6 cakes. Baked and decorated them all after school this week. Star Wars decoration were really easy to find, lots from the $store, lots free on Pinterest and I bought the invitations and photo booth accessories from Etsy. I made my t-shirt, another idea from Pinterest and Brian and the boys attire came from Gap Kids and Old Navy. Bought some cheap wrapping paper before Christmas for the photo booth wall (new found favorite of Logan, taking photo booth pictures…we have at least 100!)
When we went to Boston in the fall, we visited one of my favorite stores, Pottery Barn Kids. I love this place! They have a Star Wars line that is to die for. I want the Star Wars sleeping bags sooo badly. I fell in loving with their marquee lit up sign. I decided I (well I mean Frank) could do this way cheaper, like for less than 25$. Found some Christmas string lights in clearance, painted a piece of wood, Frank drilled the sign and added the frame. Put in the light and bingo, I had the most awesome marquee sign EVER. I will put it up in their playroom, the light bulbs are in plastic, so unbreakable! Win-win!
Of course we had a few games. Our favorite, donuts-on-a-string, always a hit! We decorated Star Wars cookies. Also played, place the lightsaber on Yoda. A BB-8 pinata was a must. And we had the NOT so brilliant idea of buying lightsabers for all kids…do NOT attempt this when you are outnumbered! I made little Jedi costumes for all the kids and took lots of photo booth pictures.
Food, we had soooo much. Pizza, fries and poutine, wings, cookies, Princess Leia’s Buns, candy, chips, hot dogs, cupcakes, Edible Ewoks, Liam’s favorite raspberry pie, Yoda’s guacamole and CAKE! I’m no eating until the next birthday…well maybe not but I do need to recover from this weekend!
So today we took down the decorations, played with toys and looked at all the pictures we took. We love parties, we love our family and friends and most of all, we love our babies. Happy Birthday Liam. You deserve all the time we spent for your parties and more! You’ve been one amazing little boy since the moment you were born.