Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Christian, Christian, Christian. . .the day after his party he woke up saying he was actually "five years old!"  

Here are some of my favorite things about the party. . .
Who doesn't love treat bags with little trinkets, toys, and candy?

This was one of the party favors. . .We gave out inflatable balls along with this little printable!

We started a new tradition.  All of our guests signed Christian's birthday book.  Every year he's going to get a new book and all the guests will sign it.  I'll add a picture from his party on the inside cover.  I'm sure in 6 years when he's 10 he'll want nothing to do with this book, but at least I'll have a memory of my handsome little four year old guy!  I hope he'll enjoy looking back on the memories too.

We kept the "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" menu simple:  pizza, fruit, and juice boxes.  Nothing fancy.

We just went with a classic cookie from Great American Cookie Co.  Simple, yet so delicious!

This is wrapping paper that I used as a table decoration.  When the party ended, Mr. Perry rolled it up and we added it to our party supplies.  Not sure how long it will last, but I know it will make it to Solomon's party in April 2012!  I love it because the colors match just about anything.  Solomon's having a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" party because he just eats and eats and eats and eats and eats. . .No one can resist pinching his chubby little cheeks and tummy!

Please excuse the pizza. . .I couldn't get a good shot of the kids while they were eating.  Someone always had food hanging out of their mouth!

Four little candles. . .

My big guy. . .

Growing up way to fast. . .

After a little bit of limbo, bowling, and opening gifts the boys actually slept in until 7:00 am.  It's a good thing my parents and grandmother were in town because I was exhausted!


  1. I love the book idea!!!!!!!!!!


    (Who is going to "pin" the book idea- if I don't have your permission, let me know and I will delete the "pin" )

  2. What a cutie pie! And I love your new tradition with the book signing. He'll keep those forever!

  3. Looks like fun...adorable. I love throwing parties for my kiddos! I can't believe I wasn't a follower all this time..silly me! I'm your newest follower. Come on by and visit my blog sometime I teach first in CA.
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  4. The book tradition is a GREAT idea! Hope ou get some much earned rest now.
    Finally in First

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  8. I love the tradition of having the guests sign the birthday book. What a great keepsake!

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