We did a few things to make sure it would be quaint and intimate by first organizing the party on a Thursday night from 5:30p-7:30p and only inviting very close friends and family (>20). We made his invitation on Shutterfly (as always) with a little help from Grey's dress-up bin.
We ordered Grey's favorite food for dinner: Chicken wings (from Tollgate - in BBQ, Buffalo Ranch, and Sweet Chili Salsa...am I the only one that has a chicken wing loving three year old? Again, I need to create a list of 'You might be raising a Redneck...) and we also ordered chicken tenders for the non-loving chicken wing guests. I made Mac&Cheese (and added Goldfish on top at Shelly from the Cunningham family in Bush Alaska's suggestion - thank you! it was a huge hit!) My Mom brought over dipping veggies and Gigi mixed up a big salad. And we ordered a Superhero themed cake that I topped off with some dollar store action figures:
We are lucky to have friends and family that participate in my silly requests, so almost all of our party guests showed up at our door with their Superhero (of any kind!) to celebrate Grey's party.
|Spiderman, Bolt the dog, Merida from Brave, and Megamind|
|Super Chum and Princess Abba|
|Jesse and Woody from Toy Story|
|Princess Tiana from the Princess & the Frog and Spiderman|
The kids all waited in line patiently for their turn to
Go through the tent
And ride the donkey across the room
and climb through the tunnel (hah! while the baby jumper dangles precariously from the couch above!)
Make a basket
and shoot Grey's toy crossbow at the target
Then we played a super safe game from my childhood where four men toss children in the air on a blanket. This was our Superhero 'flying' lesson.
Then it was time for some gifts followed by the cake and the birthday song. I'm sure I'm not the only Mumma who can barely choke her way through the birthday song every year. It's just too much to see my baby sitting there with his face lit up by candles and a little grin on his face while everyone who loves him gives him all their attention while singing happy birthday. My poor, poor little Mumma heart just cannot handle it.
It was a great small & simple party. Booboo got to do his favorite things; eat cake & chicken wings and play with his friends and family. And we got to enjoy our boy's birthday with him because were didn't have all of the fuss and stress that comes with a big and elaborate party.
He got some wonderful gifts on top of that (thank you!) which we will be sending out the below thank you (Shutterfly again) to make sure everyone knows how grateful we are to have them celebrate our boy.
Happy birthday to our darling Greyson Rudy - Booboo boy,
I cannot believe you are three. I cannot believe what a little man you are becoming. You surprise us everyday with the things you say and do. You are a great big brother and a wonderful kid all together. We are so lucky that you are ours.
love you forever and ever
even when you get so big,
Mumma & Dadda
|cake for breakfast on his real birthday|