Monday, June 28, 2010

A little 'moto' party!

This year Ella will turn 5 and this is somewhat monumental in early childhood, so the plan is to have a nice party for her. Julian turns 3 and the plan was to have a 'little' party for him this year.
I have been known to procrastinate and since this was just going to be a little party I was guilty. Why? I don't know, but I vow never to procrastinate again. It's now in writing.
He wanted a 'moto' (motorcycle) party with s'mores, so we had a 'moto' party with a little twist on s'mores.
The invite went out about a week and a half before the party. Andy and I were tuckered by the end of the party, but Julian had fun which that's all that matters.
The happy b-day banner.
Definitely making all my banners this way from now on, it was so much easier than ones I have made in the past. I folded a rectangular piece of fabric over a thick piece of yarn and sewed it across right under the yarn, so that the letters could still slide on the yarn. Painted the letters with a sponge brush and was done.

I found this motorcycle silhouette and pretty much branded it on everything, including this pinata...which was never used because like I said, I was plain tuckered out by the end of the party.
Andy cooked all of the delicious food for the taco bar (he really is the best) and my mom supplied the yummy rice and beans. Thank you, thank you! A gunny sack race full of smiles, cheers, and of course some tears.
The birthday boy waiting patiently for a cupcake.
The waiting paid off.Since he asked for s'mores I decided to make s'mores cupcakes, chocolate cupcake topped with crumbled graham crackers, mini marshmallows and a drizzle of just a little more chocolate. These were the large.
These were the small.
I think he was happy with the 'moto' cake.
I know he was very pleased with all of his 'moto' toys.
Right before going to bed, he spotted his cake on the counter and started singing 'Happy Birthday' to himself, so we all joined in and re-lit the candles...about 5 times.
A nice closer to a long day.
Love you big guy.

1 comment:

  1. What a cool party! No wonder he had a great time. Love your birthday banner and the cakes. Well done clever Mama!


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