Y'all know by now that all three of my kiddos have birthdays in April. Yes. All three.
I've started planning their party for this years birthdays... A Monster of a Party... for all three :) I figure that it's probably the last year we'll do one big party and I want it to kind of be a blowout.
I'm going for this kind of "look" with my own twist, of course...
Doing all the planning has me reminiscing about past parties and I thought today I'd share a bit about them in case you're curious!
Luke was turning 5, Mason was turning 2 and I was about to give birth. Seriously.
I will never forget being up at the club at 1:00 a.m. setting up decorations, blowing up balloons and bawling my eyes out because I thought I was going to have Griffin on the floor of the Huntington room. hahaha
I think this is my favorite birthday party ever. I wasn't pregnant and exhausted and I loved how everything turned out. It was such a sweet, fun day with family and friends.
Click the link above to find out how I made the cityscape... probably the easiest and cutest party decoration ever!
I gave birth to Mason about a week after this party... and if you remember, I was carrying around 50+ pounds of baby. I had this cute party planned for the playground... and then there was an actual windstorm and we had like 70mph wind gusts. There were actual advisories out there saying that small children shouldn't be outside. hahaha
I'm pretty sure my friends brought their kids out just because they didn't want to upset my very hormonal self :) Pregnant Andrea can be a bit "sassy". hahaha
Enough time has passed that I can now laugh at this picture. The only clothes I could wear were maxi dresses (literally... my legs were so swollen they couldn't fit in pants) and in every picture the wind has the dress STUCK to my giant self. Awesome.
I had 40+ balloons, and they all popped in the wind. This was the only decor... balloons tied to a cooler. Classy.
The whole party was worth it though because I snapped this pic of Kensington covered in icing. Shay... does this picture give you hives a bit??? :)
None of my plans worked out on this day, we ended up serving cupcakes out of the back of my jeep and I'm pretty sure I cried (not happy tears), but it all ended well when the kids had a BLAST letting the balloons go in the crazy wind.
There was lots of dirt and sand and caution tape was everywhere (and yes... that's baby Smith in the corner!!!)
April 2009 - Monkey Turns One :)
I had been dreaming about Luke's first birthday and it was finally here! It was a monkey theme and I loved it :)
This post was so fun for me to put together and I loved looking through my old posts. I know that the days of me picking party themes and getting to plan parties for my kids will be over before I know it so I'm taking advantage while I can. :)