Finally, he’s 6. And when I say finally, it’s because it seems like he’s been waiting forever for this birthday. He even created a calendar countdown in his bedroom where he would colour the date each morning when he got up… yep, he truly is my child, as I am pretty sure I did the same thing from age 4 to, eh, like age 25!?!
So since our very first day of summer vacation, he’s been constantly asking about when were we going to start decorating for his birthday and baking his cake. Well, finally, a week prior to his birthday, I was ready to decorate and bake with him. The theme (once again) was Mario… but this time not the regular Mario Bros theme, the Super Mario Odyssey theme! At least, of course I already knew the differences between Mario Bros and Mario Odyssey, after all I have two boys, a Nintendo switch console, and I am married to Brian *eye rolling*!!! So off we went to the Michaels and Party City to get some stuff to get ready for the big celebrations.
First thing we did was a “Cappy” chalkboard, which is Mario’s new hat and the key thing to this whole Mario Odyssey theme apparently! Then I built the odyssey from wrapping paper and construction paper we already had at home, practiced my face painting Mario skills, baked a few cakes and Rice Krispies ‘?’ blocks, prepped the goodie bags and waited for our friends and family to arrive!
He is going into Grade 1, and now that he has made many friends at school in senior kindergarten, we had decided to hold his first “friends from school” party in the morning of his actual birthday, followed by a family diner/gathering. I’m surprised he actually slept the previous night, as he was soo excited and couldn’t talk or think about anything else!
We also had planned a pretty big surprise to reveal for when he would wake up. So on the Friday night, once they were both in bed, we prepared a treasure hunt with clues and places they had to find in the house that would lead them to a giant Mickey Mouse air balloon. Cause, yes, WE ARE GOING TO DISNEY!!!
See, right there with the caps lock on, that was me being ecstatic about the idea of going to Disney. But you know what, things do not always go as planned or as you’ve imagined it! And this time it didn’t. I really wanted to film the treasure hunt… so when the boys woke up, they came into our room and we started filming them from there, and we did until they found the Mickey, which ended up being like the most boring and most disappointing video ever. Nothing like the cute surprise videos they have in the Disney commercials or on YouTube… nope, but mine could probably make it in the fail videos of the month.
So the second they opened the first envelope, Logan said in the most boring voice ‘we’re going to Disney’… with ZERO expression or cheerfulness! I just looked at Brian and I wanted to cry… So I pretended I hadn’t heard him. Then, I have to say they really enjoyed the treasure hunt portion of the surprise, which I guess it’s good. But when they got to the living room, where we had our big surprise, the Mickey, nothing, nada, zip…. crickets. Nobody was jumping or screaming in joy… they just looked at the balloons and said “are we going to Disney?”. Like it was an everyday occurrence. I was NOT impressed.
I had been keeping that secret for over a month now, and spent countless hours trying to plan the perfect trip and they gave me nothing. All Logan asked for after they realized we were going to Disney was if he would still get a stuffed animal for his birthday. Then, I was pissed! Oh well, this will go down as one of the worst surprise ever. But I know they will be excited once we leave for Florida. I still don’t understand why I didn’t get the classic surprised kid reaction… you know, for the last 2 years, Logan has been asking almost EVERY SINGLE DAY when we’d go back. And the moment I give it to him… blank! Oh well, I’m excited for both of them, that’s for sure!!!
So after the surprise fiasco, my 25$ Mario balloon popped. Then Brian went to have it replaced and came back with something completely different, which is when I nearly had a breakdown over a stupid balloon (also my cake had just fell down 3 times, plus the Disney thing, you know!).
But finally, Logan’s friends arrived and having 7 kids running around the house got me distracted enough to forget about all my morning disasters (like by then I knew I may have had overreacted a little about a few things that morning!). Overall, this was a great party, the kids had a blast, we played pin the mustache on Mario, Mario bingo, made a Luigi and Mario puppet thingy, played don’t break Yoshi’s egg and did face paintings. We got some Happy Meals from McDonald’s for lunch (turned out it was Mario Bros boxes and surprises inside!), which was the best decision ever as it was so simple to serve and clean up, and you know, what kid doesn’t like McDonald’s! Logan loved all the handmaid cards and presents he got from his friends, and also had so much fun playing with all of them in the basement. He was so happy his friends came to party with him!
Once the kids were gone, we put the boys down for a quick nap while we cleaned up the house and prep for the second party of the day, the family birthday party. Logan had requested his favourite meal for diner: Spaghetti. Another win, so easy to make and serve… especially when your hosting 25 people and using plastic dishes!
It was a gorgeous day and we swam and played baseball outside all afternoon and evening long. We then all sang loudly for the birthday boy who enjoyed every single minute of his special day. The day was not over that he was already talking about his 7th birthday. But sorry Loggy, this is far far away, and I am not ready to think about it yet… as I have another countdown I’m planning on following closely: my Disney one… 221 days, and counting!
Happy birthday to our baby boy Logan. Loggy, you are the sun, full of light and happiness, your mood is sometime a little too hot to handle, but everybody that knows you, loves you! Don’t ever change; you were born to stand out.
I guess it had to happen at some point, and last week was finally the day I turned 37! Yep… turning 37 on a Wednesday was pretty boring, it felt like just a regular day, except for the delicious Thai food take out my husband brought home from my favorite restaurant and from the delicious Nutella cake my Mom had made!
Of course you already know how much I love birthdays, especially mine!!! I could easily scream out loud to everybody that it is my birthday. You know, one day that is all mine… well, almost all mine as I had to share it with three young boys from my school, but that’s ok!
My youngest son has for sure inherited my love to throw a good party. On the Saturday before, my Mom, Frank, Jojo and Lulu were all coming over for diner to celebrate my birthday, so we woke up early and baked a few cakes, made lots of food and decorated the house. Logan wanted me to have a Minnie Mouse Party so bad! Thanks for the idea Loggy, of course I want a Minnie Mouse Party, who wouldn’t?
We gathered all of our Disney books, watched a few movies while prepping, found a bunch of Mickey Ears and got to wear all of our Disney gear. After all, turning 37 is not that bad! We really had a great time, ate cake and lit the candles over 37 times for sure! Logan thought there’d be way more people, as he kept on asking me where everyone were, but it was a fun, low key, last minute family get together. Just the perfect way to celebrate a 37th birthday!
The next morning was less pleasant, as Logan started to be sick, then missed 2 days of school, then my birthday, and then two days later, it was Liam’s turn to be stuck at home, sick. We try but we rarely have one on one dates with the boys, so on Saturday I decided to keep up with the birthday theme and brought Logan to Disney on Ice show. Bought some tickets couple hours prior to the show, we both got into our Disney gear and putted on our Mickey ears and on our way we were. I love these little dates with my boys, I have to plan more of these.
After five minutes there, I caved in and bought the –stupid– Disney wand… I actually don’t think there’s anything stupid about it, I just think that 35$ is a bit expensive and every time they see one they want one. At least this time I only had to buy one! We had the best time together, sharing a pizza slice while watching the show, talking about how much we love each other and how much we couldn’t wait to tell poor sick Liam about our magical day.
Can’t wait for the next date, not sure what we’ll do yet, but it will be special because time together always is. As for Disney, well, you can never go wrong with ANY Disney idea or activities. Hopefully my birthday wish to go on the Disney cruise will come true sooner rather than later!
Hope you had a wonderful week my friends! It’s now time to relax and enjoy our March Break vacation. Have a magical weekend and March Break mylemondroplife followers!
I’m now officially the mom of a 7 year old. Not sure how we got here, but for sure it did happen WAY too fast! Mind-blowing how time flies; like even if you take the time to enjoy every day and every little thing they do, you always end up not knowing how they grew up so quick. He was a baby a minute ago and now he’s a little boy who loves to argue with me, sometimes even questioning my motherhood’s decision making skills. Yeah, mind-blowing isn’t it?
So, a few weeks ago I was chatting with Liam about what theme he wanted for his upcoming birthday party. He smiled, and then answered, pretty sure of himself, with one word: ZOMBIES!!! Yep… cute birthday themes (that I choose and then make him believe he’s the one who got the idea in the first place) are officially over. I really tried to make him change his mind, but he was having none of it. So I caved… then started to look for Plants VS Zombies stuff… and found next to nothing. So printing images and cutting them became my main activities during the last few days prior to the B-day party.
One of the best thing about this year’s birthday party preparations is that we mostly did it all together. The boys were really into it, and I got to say that their cutting and scotch taping skills are much better now! They really worked hard on setting up the game wall; and they did an awesome job at it! They also helped me bake the cake and then watched me very closely as I was making the fondant plants and zombies cake decorations. My heart is full every time I bake with them, even with Zombies everywhere!
The first party was Friday night; and on Thursday morning I called my mom requesting some help and some zombie hats. By the end of the day she had picked up the boys from school, cleaned my floors, made diner and knitted two cute zombie hats for the boys. They were ecstatic when they saw it! Liam’s been wearing his non-stop this week. Thanks Mom, you are truly the best! Friday night was really laid back, pizza night with our friends, no agenda, with the kids playing downstairs, putting on shows and playing hockey and stuff while we were all chatting in the kitchen. There was no meltdown during cake time this year… unlike 2 years ago when the boys lost it as soon as the girls started to eat the fondant on the back of the crocodile cake while we were singing happy birthday… made pretty funny pictures, though! So Liam made some 7th year old birthday wishes and then the kids shared ‘brain’ and ‘plants’ cupcakes. And that was it for party number one.
Next day, on Liam’s actual birthday, we started the celebrations with birthday French toasts and gifts. Well, no, gifts then French toasts, as he had already asked for some b-day gifts before I was even out of bed! After that we played games all day long while waiting for our family to arrive. On the menu: spaghetti and pizza (both Liam’s favorite food) and then some more cake. We love having our family over for birthdays and I hope it will never stop… the house might be full but that’s what it’s for, and that’s how we like it!
Then on Sunday, we had invited Liam’s best friend to join us for a fun day full of activities. First, we went to play a game of laser-tag… where I finished in first place, out of 9 players! I got to say that my laser-tag skills are pretty amazing! Then, lunch at McDonald’s, because when you ask 3 boys where they want to eat, that’s what you get. And then we finished our day at Flying Squirrel, an indoor trampoline park. They all really loved it. It’s actually rare that Liam gets crazy excited about a activity (beside playing games on the Nintendo or Ipad), so I really enjoyed watching him having fun while running and jumping everywhere with his friend Gab and Logan. He had the best of time and we can’t wait to be back.
It was a pretty amazing birthday for our boy. He’s so special, and kind. Not sure how I got so lucky to be his mom, but I’ll take it. When he woke up, I wished him Happy Birthday, and he just looked at me and told me Happy Birthday right back… I asked him why and he said it was my birthday too, because 7 years ago I became a Mom. This one sure knows how to make me cry. So it was my birthday too, I guess. So, even if I couldn’t choose the birthday theme this year, it was still an awesome weekend as we had to celebrate our baby. Like it says in my favorite song from when I was pregnant with him seven years ago: ‘There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do, Go to the ends of this Earth for you, To make you feel my love’.
Bonne fête Crocky d’amour!
Love you so much,
Well, it’s already Thursday and we’re still trying to recuperate from our crazy weekend! Let’s just say that sometimes, I may over estimate how much time we actually have!
It all started on Friday morning when we went blueberry picking as I explained in last week’s post. We got back home, baked a little bit, had lunch, and then decided to leave for downtown Ottawa to watch La Machine.
La Machine was a 4-day event for the celebration of Canada 150th. A dragon and a spider, chasing each other around the city. They were huge, and so spectacular. To get there, we took the bus from Orleans, and it wasn’t that bad, as it took us only 50 minutes to get there. We then started to run around the By Ward Market to find them. We were spellbound by these robots the second we saw them. The boys couldn’t get enough. After an hour in the scorching heat, in was time to leave for the bus station and make our way back home. Well THAT my friend was an adventure of its own… the three of us stuck on the bridge for almost an hour, waiting for our bus along with 5000 other people. When our bus finally got there, we hoped on, glued to other passengers for a very long 80 minutes! Boy oh boy was I glad to see my car and my A\C when I got off that bus!
We all took showers, changed, and then were on our way for diner at my Mom’s. We had relatives that came down from Kitchener for the weekend, so we wanted to spend time with them, but by 11pm it was time to leave, and finally, by midnight, we were back home and ready for bed. I was done… and needed some sleep as the next day was somewhat over planned as well!
On Saturday morning, we got ready and drove to our friends’ camping site for a kid’s birthday party. Spent a few hours there with our friends and then had to change camping lots for another 2 birthday parties. Brian’s sister’s kids are now so big… 12 and 13 already! So I spent some time with Brian’s family while the boys rode the golf carts and played with their cousins. Then, we had to go back home to get all dressed up cause at 6pm it was wedding time, as my little brother was getting married!
So went back home, the kids took a nap, we changed and got ready. Yeah, my brother got married… still can’t actually believe it, but he did! Congrats Alex and Crystal! We had a great time with some family members we clearly don’t see enough. They had a clown for the kids and they had so much fun. Our house is still full of balloon swords, and balloon microphones, one octopus, as well as some other stuff I don’t really know what is it and probably don’t want to know!
Sunday morning, let’s say it was hard to get out of bed. We all slept in till 9. Don’t think it has ever happened… but I loved it! We then ran errands, prepare diner and waited for our guests. The weather was gorgeous and we spent the afternoon in the pool. Made some Cubano pork sandwiches and had fluffy cheesecake for dessert. Another late night! But its summer, so who cares!?!
Well, Brian did, since he was working on Monday morning… but as for us, we crashed on the couch for most of the day! Way too lazy to do anything or to tackle any chores or errands we needed done. I made the boys watch Harry Potter for the first time since it was Harry’s birthday. We also made a Hagrid style cake! I really hope my love for Potter will be passed on to them! They may not want to fly a broom like I do, but later this week we’ll be making our own wands. And they’re the one who asked for it, so I guess that’s good a start!
Finally, on Tuesday it was our 8th wedding anniversary. Not sure when we’ll have time for a date night, but I surely can’t wait. For now, we celebrated with soccer night and then a visit to Brian’s dad to see more relatives from Chicoutimi that were visiting for the weekend.
Hope you also had a great -but less crowded- weekend like we did! If not, well it’s not too late to start planning for the long weekend since tomorrow’s already Friday!
Happy Thursday and happy long weekend!!!
Every mom must say this once a year; every year: ‘I can’t believe my baby is now 1’, then 2, then 3…! Well, I must have said it like a 1000 times over the last few weeks… and then, on Friday, it happened… and my baby Logan turned 5. And just like that, it seemed like it was all over and I didn’t have babies anymore. Hopefully, as I was about to cry, Logan told me that he’d be a baby until he’s 9. I’ll take that Loggy! And maybe a few more months after that if that’s okay with you!
I’ve never seen anyone being this excited about a birthday… EVER. Not even I as a kid, and God knows how I loved my birthday celebrations!!! Since he turned 4 he’s been wanting to be 5, just like Liam. And for the last 40 days, first thing in the morning, he’s been sneaking into our bedroom to give us the countdown.
He didn’t ask for a specific birthday-theme. So I tried to influence him with Cars, then Tsum Tsum, then Minions, etc. But nothing got him excited… until a few months ago when I mentioned maybe a music birthday party!
Fun theme, but after looking through stores and online, a music party is well, meh! Nothing for kids… So along the way, I added my own twist to it: a Beatles music birthday party! He was all for it… and boy did I had fun with this one!
Everything was from scratch. After all, where can you find Beatles stuff for a 5 year old!?! He wanted lots of colors, so it all started with a picture of the band from the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club… oh yeah, the one with the satin suits! And then came the birthday theme title: All you need is Lo…gan!!! Brian says it’s corny; but I think it’s clever! I’m so proud of that one, and it made such a great poster!
We already had a turntable and some Beatles records to go with the theme. My friend Rachel designed the poster for the cake table that I got printed at Walmart for less than 15$. Then went to a consignment store and found some cheap women satin blouse and drape ropes to make some nice Beatles’ outfits for the boys so they would have their own satin suits. It’s one of my favorite projects ever for sure… my sewing machine didn’t cooperate, so I glue gunned everything! They went crazy when they putted the shirts on… brought my Fender pink guitar out as well as a kid’s microphone to take some pictures. That’s when they both started to scream ‘Rock & Roll’!!! I’ve never said those words in my life so no clue where this came from, but it gave me a hilarious photo-shoot!
I had some help from my friend Catherine who ran errands for me and then took our Abbey Road family picture. We blew what seems like hundreds of balloons… wanted more, but had to stop cause my fingers had blisters. Made a few Beatles cakes and lots of food: “I am the Eggman” devil eggs, “Yellow Submarine” twinkies, salads, sausage in a bun, beans and nachos and guac. I found an old box full of records in the garage that Brian’s uncle Bobby (famous family musician himself) had given him years ago, and used it for decorations, and garlands and cake stands. Spent 90 minutes making a Beatles mural in the parking lot. Then it was finally time for Logan’s Beatles birthday party to begin!
But a few hours earlier… on Friday morning, the birthday boy was ready to rock and roll at something like 6 am when he came running in our bedroom to tell us it was his birthday! Not sure how many times he asked when his guests were coming after that, as he was just so excited.
Finally, friends and family arrived. He played with his cousins, gave kisses to everyone coming through the door, putted all the gifts on the birthday gifts table, had a blast in the pool, played in the backyard, and then by 6pm or so, he decided to take a nap on the couch! He was done! Not sure if it was all the stress and the excitement or just fatigue, but he was out. So we all had diner without the birthday boy. Then, I woke him up for gifts opening and cake. Poor baby, he was so lost, but also so happy that it was still his birthday!
He was so spoiled, and then thanked everyone for all the birthday presents, one by one. He then wanted to blow his candles. I asked him to put on his satin suit for the birthday cake picture… and he was okay with it… which secretly made me so happy! So we all sang and cheered, and he was so happy.
Oh yeah, right before Loggy’s nap, all the kids (as well as a few grown-ups) played an intense baseball game in the backyard, with some pretty excited spectators on the deck, all with their favorite drink in their hand. That was Brian’s favorite part of the evening. Later, once everyone had enjoy their Beatles piece of cake, just as it started to get dark outside, I threw a few dozen glow sticks in the pool and jumped in with all the kids… a few dozen glow sticks and a million mosquitos… still, that was one of my favorite part of the evening! It was so much fun!
Once the party was over, kids left with sweets from the Piñata while our adult guests left with some “Strawberry Jam Forever” jars, as thank you gift. It went all too fast. He cried when I sang ‘All you need is Logan’ in his bed. He wanted his birthday to last forever… well, he is my son after all, and he loves a good party as much as I do!
Logan, you’re the funniest person I know. You are an emotional roller-coaster and you are proud of it, and that’s okay, because what you love, you love it passionately, and I love this about you. You love your brother to pieces, your family, your bunny, McQueen, French Fries with vinegar, singing, dancing, playing board games, going to school, hiding stuff everywhere that we won’t find until later, as well as giving me millions of kisses every day. We adore you baby Loggy. You may grow old, but as you do, please don’t ever stop being who you are. ‘Love is all, Love is you’.
I can’t believe this was over 2 years ago already. I will say this again and again, but time flies, and sometimes I don’t like it because I love them so much, just the way they are now!
I’m actually the one who introduced Mario Bros to Liam. One rainy morning, about 3 years ago, I dusted the Wii and pressed start. They rest is history. He was hooked, like instantly. And then Logan followed. At that time, for a while, all Liam wanted to do was to play with his Mario and friends stuffed animals. So it was only natural that his fourth birthday would be Mario Bros-themed.
Honestly, I had so much fun planning it! It reminded me of all the hours I spent watching my brother play as a kid!
Bought some white canvas and painted his favorite characters; bought stars balloons and painted eyes, just like in Mario Kart; and then used some wrapping paper for all the mountains and vines. My mom had made some cut-outs of Princess Peach and Mario, and they were a hit! She also made some crochet mushroom hats that the boys still wear daily!
The cake was big, but what can I say, we have huge parties! It was fairly easy to make… I used some vinyl characters and made warp zones with toilet paper carton rolls! Cupcakes are always a must for kids party; easy to make and easy to eat!
I honestly can’t remember what we had to eat… probably pizza! Liam’s favorite food back then; Liam’s favorite food now!
We still have the art work of all the characters in the boys playroom… they just love Mario Bros’ toys, especially stuffed animals… they play with them almost every day. I would say we have around 40 of them in the house!!! Various Marios, Luigis, Yoshis, Toads and Peaches, and then a Bowser, a ghost, a fish, a turtle, etc., as well as many other less popular ones like Ludwig Von Koopa and Larry! They seem to have them all, but still, they always find a new one they don’t have! They both know which one they want next (well, only if they get great report cards!).
They love to play the Mario games on the Wii… it’s so funny, they know how to complete most of the levels before they even try it for the first time! Since they’ve discovered Mario 3 years ago, one of their favorite things to do is to watch someone else play Mario’s on YouTube. They only like watching the Wii games… I’ve tried to make them watch the old Nintendo Mario games, but they didn’t find it too exciting! REALLY??? I could have spent hours playing Duck Hunt back then!!! So they often play on the Wii with Brian on the weekends, mostly on Saturday morning, as we have to try to limit screen time during the week… cause once they start, they could play all day!
This week, Minecraft is the new thing in our house! It’s all they talk about, so they won’t play with their Mario’s… but you know what, just like all the other games and toys they fell in love with over the last 2 years (Lego, plants vs zombies, Shopkins, etc.), Mario will always come back on top eventually… well I hope so, because I got to admit that I secretly love seeing them play a game I used to love myself when I was their age. Crazy how some things don’t change!
It’s a little throwback Thursday birthday post!
The day my Logan turned 2 with an outdoor Peter Pan bash! And it was one of my favorite parties of them all.
The Pan story has always been a favorite of mine. Magic, pirates, mermaids and children that don’t want to grow up. I loved the story as a kid, but I see another side of it as a mom… as one of the most difficult thing with children, is time. I never have enough, their presence is like pixie dust and being with them is magic!
My Logy baby is not one that want many things, he’s very content with whatever he can find, doesn’t ask for much and he loves his family. So, this time I chose the theme (like always, but I pretend it’s their idea, like inception!!!) and made it extra special for my little lost boy!
Summer parties are so much easier. We used to live outside the city. It had a huge backyard. And the parties were amazing!
This time around, I created a space similar to the movie; we had a pirates and foam swords section, mermaids/pool, a tee-pee, and of course and outdoor movie theater! That was the most fun to create. Found some really cheap fabric to drape over the wooden frame my husband had built. Stapled an old sheet for the backdrop and voilà!
I had made some Peter Pan hats for all the boys and the girls had Tinker Bell’s wings. It was awesome to see all the kids dressed up and ready to celebrate our baby boy!
I had made a huge 5 story cake. One of my best looking cake ever! But the instant we brought is outside, it started to melt due to all the humidity, so it became 2 cakes!
A few days prior to my boys birthday, I usually do a photo shoot. It’s less stressful for them to take some great pictures without wanting to play with all the friends and it gives me great décor, as everything is already there. Pictures are the best. Also, I find that my kids love to look back on their birthdays and reminisce. I’ve created small birthday booklet for each of their birthdays. Chatbooks is the best for that. Each book are about 8$ each, so even if they ruin one, I don’t get upset. For the Pan photo shoot, I probably used all the frames in our house for the occasion, and I was able to capture one of my favorite picture ever.
We had hot dogs and salads, and then popcorn for the movie! And as always, too much cake! We also had Brian’s cousin do some face painting and balloon animals. It was a hit.
Birthday parties are always too short if you ask me! Wish they’d last forever, so my boys could still be babies! It’s so hard to see them grow up like that, but they have to, so at least we celebrate every year with style and fun! I love to plan it all out and then see it come to life. This one was for the books… I will never forget the day my baby turned 2: ‘second star to the right and straight on till morning’.
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.