Birthday Celebration #3
With Family and Friends at Oldham Lane CoC
This was what I was staring at a lot last week. And it started early in the week too, as I knew I had a LOT to do.
In previous years, the little boy's birthday "bashes" were at least a few days apart each time, but this year, they were one after another on Thursday, Friday AND Saturday.
It is a good thing we have PINTEREST these days, and I have an eager little helper who had chocolate face more than once.
Many of those chocolate sprinkles actually found their way into the little boy's tummy in the process, until I told him to be patient and wait until he was done decorating ALL the cookies before indulging :)
Ta da. We used icing sugar glaze as glue :)
The little boy also helped me dip pretzels into melted almond bark that had food coloring to resemble light sabers.
AND he made just about ALL the TIE Fighter treats on Saturday morning, while I was frantically trying to put the last things together.
PLUS helping me put Star Wars characters gummies into jello to simulate Han Solo in Carbonite. :)
I kept checking on Accuweather, and I was a bit worried for a couple of weeks back there, when it kept showing that we would have thunderstorms on the day of the big party with the family.
THEN, one day it turned to THIS! I mean, the word "DELIGHTFUL" was in the description for the day!
We had themed food, and descriptions in Star Wars font! I think I was geeking out way more than the little boy.
We had some goody bags set out for the little guests who were expected, and masks as well. The little boy wrote little Thank You notes for each goody bag :)
I was afraid I might have a problem keeping the kids occupied, so I got a 100 piece Star Wars jigsaw puzzle from Dollar Tree and set it out as well. It certainly got some action from different people throughout the party.
But when the kids discovered there were balloons, they just went wild. I mean, it was like a switch got turned on and everyone just went crazy punching, tossing, hitting and throwing balloons.
I had brought a couple of Sharpies for people to decorate their balloons with.
Other than the usual suspects, we also had Joseph and his 2 boys, Maddie and her grandad/our neighbor Charles, as well as Mary ( who we know from our trips to the library ) and her daddy, Matt.
And then, came the final cake, which was a number 8 cake, disguised as a BB8 :)
The little boy received many fabulous and nifty gifts,
and his favorite was the StikBot kit which he had been coveting, and which we had stealthily gotten him, and coordinated with Stephanie and her boys, who got him a bunch of accessories for them. It is almost one week later, and he has been playing with them every single day.
We love you little boy, and as exhausted as it made me, I would do it all over again and again and again just for you :) It made my heart swell when you said that it was the best party you had ever had, and that you were afraid that it was all a dream and that you might wake up and it might never have happened. :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE.