Monday, February 29, 2016

Birthday Parties - Elijah's 7th Birthday - Bowling Party

Elijah's 7th birthday was a bowling/Spider man party. This was the first party where he invited someone outside the usual birthday party group. We had the party at Parkville Lanes (duck pin bowling).

These were the hardest, easiest cupcakes I've ever made. It took forever to make them red.
They just kept being a deeper and deeper shade of pink... until I poured in the gel food coloring which made them a very deep red.

At first everyone was just hanging around.

Then once they had the go-ahead the bowling started.

We bowled for a while, then it was time for Pizza, Pretzels and French Fries

And cupcakes/singing

Then presents

Apparently something was very amusing

Oliver and Elijah needed to examine the Infinity figure

Then it was back for more bowling

Yes, all of them bowled at the same time. It was crazy.

These two are roller skating partners, so they were trying to sync up their bowling moves.

Caleb even got in on the action

Oliver did too

And Kendall and Lillian

One of my favorite pictures from the party

Then at the end of the party we had to say bye to everyone. I think they all had a good time.

I know that we did. In addition to it being super easy for setup and clean up and everything in between. I would highly recommend it.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Birthday Parties - Caleb's 3rd Birthday - Caleb's Favorite Things

Caleb's 3rd birthday party was themed "Caleb's Favorite Things". My in-laws let us host the party at their house again.

Balloons are one of his favorites, so we had lots of them.
We took about 15 minutes to position these balloons correctly, then it 
only took a few minutes for them to come loose. Oh well.


Potatoes for the baked potato bar
(Favorite - french fries, because they are made of potatoes)

With some yummy toppings

Actual french fries... and veggies in honor of the Veggie Tales

Pigs in a Blanket (Favorite - Peppa Pig)

All the kids (and adults) enjoyed the food.

Then they had fun with bubbles.

The big kids had fun playing with the bubbles too.

It was a fun party. 

My mother-in-law also posted some pictures here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Birthday Parties - Elijah's 6th Birthday - Super Hero Party

For Elijah 6th birthday, he wanted a super hero party where everyone can dress up like Super Heroes. The invitations went out, which told everyone to dress as his or her favorite hero.

We had balloons in honor of Batman

And an avengers themed banner


And favors.

We were ready for all the super heroes to arrive


Black Widow

Super Why

Boba Fett

Super Girl

Outrageous Lu

Of Course there was food too.
Super Power food.

make your own SUPER hero sandwich

After eating, they created Super Hero badges for themselves

Then all the super heroes went outside to fight the evil Dinoator from taking over the world

Turns out he was full of candy.

Then it was time to sing

And open presents

It looked like everyone had a great time. Despite how this photo looks, Caleb did too.
I think he was just on the look-out for some bad guys to fight.