Oscar turned five last week. FIVE! I have to share this birthday cake by my Mom made for his birthday dinner. Seriously my Mother needs her own blog. But until then I’ll just post her awesomeness here. The cake is from Woman’s Day Magazine in 1991 and is titled “Harry Happy Face”. HA!
(Well, I may have picked up a few Cars toys for him, because he does love them so). Our justification was because of the amount of kids in the area, and our love of having them over – we knew that we’d get a lot of use out of it to make it a worthwhile purchase. Years ago I wondered what kind of parent bought those monstrosities. Turns out they are ridiculously cute. Whoops! Yeah. Classic foot in mouth.
The details of the party were minimal, but even “minimal” parties it takes a lot of work. Oscar asked for a cake in the shape of a 4, we did a Pinata, had out bubbles, chalk, popcorn machine and a tattoo station. Throughout the garden I had plastic dollar store dinosaurs placed holding balloons (shown in the top photo).
The party was basically …. the kids just bounced, ate lunch on blankets on the grass, ate cake, played, bounced, hit the pinata, opened presents, ran around because we gave them sugar and then the party was over and I went and had a nap. Oh, and if you want to see how ridiculously cute four year olds are when bouncing on a bouncy castle is, this video is for you.
Aren’t they adorable? Those little legs. Ugh. I love this age. Anyhow, there you go! Our 4th birthday party. Here’s his first birthday party (his 1st cake), (we skipped the 2 year old party) , and 3rd.
I can’t take credit for this idea – my friend Julie did this loot bag for her son’s birthday party last Summer and I thought it was GENIUS. So genius that I copied it for Oscar’s birthday party this past Sunday. Shovels are from Target, and candy is from Bulk Barn. Making these loot bags were a great deal of fun. I put everything we needed to make the bags on the floor, put the candies in their own bowls and Oscar helped make the loot bags – counting out exact worms and frogs for each shovel and helping me tie the ribbon. It was a fun activity to do together and we talked about how we’d be giving them to people to say thank you for coming to his party!