SO, we decided to have Josiah's birthday party on Saturday the 19th. I think this was the first BIG birthday party we have had for Josiah. That doesn't mean he has had a crappy birthday party by any means in fact the last 2 parties were full of fun and lots of laughter. This one we chose to have at our house and let him invite all of his friends from Rise and any of other friends from church. Then we started thinking. Okay, well "I" started thinking. When you have a big party like that you don't always get to spend quality time with your family. What to do? What to do? Well this is what you do, Josiah had his party from 2-4 and then we had family from 5 til. I realize it seems a little over board and a little to much but I knew I could do it and it would totally rock. So I started compiling my to-do list and 2 pages later I started working, planning and checking things off.
I made the invites from left over cards, scrapbook stuff and my computer. I must admit that they looked smashing. Unfortunatly I can't seem to find a picture of one so you will just have to trust me.
So you will quickly noticed
I made the cupcakes and the cupcake toppers. I made 46 cupcakes and when the last person left Saturday night I had 7. The next morning I had 3. Someone I think had a hankering for some cupcakes in the middle of the night.
- No silly string on the patio. It is a safe zone.
- If someone says stop you have to stop
I decorated with primary colors and grounded it in black. I also used a lot of Josiah's superhero figurines. I first had the idea that I would make capes for everyone but after watching the movie "Incredibles" for the hundredth time I was reminded of the dangers of capes. So, "No Capes!" (I hope when you read that you said it the same way the character Edna Mode did ) I then totally scored when I found these superhero books at the Dollar Store.
It was a an awesome party if I do say so myself. Not because I totally rocked the do-it-yourself decorating thing but because I couldn't have imagened spending it with anyone else. Family and good friend some old and some new. It was perfect. So to make you totally sick lets look at the pictures from the party and of my sweet boy.