Thursday, May 29, 2014

Construction Birthday Party Take 2

Our son turned 5 a couple of weeks ago and he wanted "another" construction birthday party.



For his third birthday I went all out, full-on Pinterest worthy, you can check it out here. There were printables (the bane of my existence as a mom), a construction striped cake that took 3 days to bake, assemble and decorate, mason jar sippers, favors, and a theme-specific art project.

This year, 4.5 weeks after he birth of baby #4, I was suuuuuuper laid back. Evites over paper invites. No balloons, no printables. We did end up baking the cake from scratch, but nothing special inside, and I "decorated" it with some toys I found in the play room...



I just now realized I forgot to wash them before putting them on the cake... At least no one got sick!



We did a book swap instead of gifts (see more book swap information in this post from my daughter's 6th birthday party). We had a pinata (ordered from Amazon 2 days beforehand), and some last minute treat bags with construction sticker books and play-doh. All from Amazon:) Yet another reason that I use Amazon Smile so a small percentage of my purchases go to the charity of my choice.



So, those are the very few pictures I managed to capture. Plus a pic of all 6 of us. It was from mother's day, but let's pretend I took a picture at the party. Except I couldn't because our 6.5 year old was at a friend's birthday, "not a preschool/baby party".




Jessica





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3 comments:

Elena Sullivan said...

I love these "keeping it real" posts. They *almost* make me forget about your *two* Architectural Digest-worthy houses! (Almost... ;)

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Your little family is so precious! What a great picture of all of you! :)

Ida Arias said...

You did a great job and I'm sure he enjoyed his party! I love the family pic! Beautiful family!

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