Birthdays were always a big deal in my house growing up. My mother would always plan a great party and I would have lots of friends and family celebrate. I still love celebrating my birthday, even if I will be turning the BIG 4-0 this coming February. Anyone that knows me, knows, I celebrate the whole month as my birthday month. It’s the shortest month of the year, so why not!
My husband is a completely different story. Today 8/11 is his birthday, which I had to remind him of last week. His birthday is just another day to him. I feel, a birthday should be celebrated, and a person should feel extra special on their big day. I will always be sure to have the boys feel their birthday is important, special, and will always make it a big deal!
This past weekend we had a big party for Travis’s 3rd birthday. We rented a waterslide and had cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, and hot dog machines running all day. Plus tons of food, cake, and of course ice cream. I can’t forget to mention a pretty well stocked bar as well! Which is a necessity for every parent I know! Sno-cones with some flavored vodka is a delicious treat. We probably had about 60-75 people come to enjoy the day with Travis.
The theme of the party was Paw Patrol (duh, obviously).
His cake was AMAZING which
I would never attempt to make myself! I have zero cake decorating skills, I leave that to the professionals. For the favors, we had the kids “rescue a pet”. I bought Beanie-Boos as the pets. This seemed to be a big hit with the little ones.
John’s family carries on a tradition that the birthday boy/girl, man/woman, gets “frosting-ized” by other family members. Travis definitely got his fair share of frosting this year! It is a cute tradition which all of the kids (who some are in their 20’s now) still love.
We had beautiful, hot & humid weather that day, but the thunderstorms that were predicted, missed us. The day was a success! Measured by how exhausted every kid was when they left. I’m sure despite all of the sugar, they slept well that night.
In 2 weeks we will be celebrating Domenic’s 14th birthday, and in 2 months Christopher’s 2nd birthday. I will have a 2 year old and 3 year old in the house at the same time. I will surely have a blog post settling the age old debate of; are 2 year olds or 3 years olds more challenging? I feel I already know the answer, but to be fair, I will wait until it is official.