Sunday, March 08, 2009

Jack's Birthday Party

I'm so tired, I can hardly type. I have been working late nights forever to plan Jack's birthday party today.

It was supposed to be a party in the park. Unfortunately, all week long and even up until Thursday, the weather called for storms. I called my pal at the White Rock YMCA and asked if we could have the party there. He was so generous to let us do it.

Well, as it turned out, it was 80 degrees and sunny, of course. Since we had already made the decision to move it, we stuck with it.

We had over 80 people RSVP! The theme of the party was robots. By the way, if I had any ability to design any party ware, it would be of robots. No one makes anything. This sadly meant that I had to do my own design work. As you faithful readers know, this can either be great or hilariously bad. Mostly hilariously bad. You can decide for yourself. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

I had this harebrained idea that I would make "robot" cupcakes using cake cones. I was up until 2am making these bad boys.

Here are some shots of the party. I had several stations set up. The kids could make robot costumes from paper bags and some alien spaceships.

and have their picture taken in an adorable robot box that one of my co-workers painted for me.

As party favors, I made t-shirts for the kids. My girlfriend's kids were kind enough to model them for me!

All in all, it was a good day. We had so many kids running about. Jack got some amazing presents, too! We're so fortunate to have so many folks who care about him!

I really hope that Jack had a good weekend. Between the Imagination Movers on Saturday and this great party today, I think that he did. Now, Mommy can rest for a bit. I've got my birthday on the horizon!


Laura said...

You are so creative and FUN!!
I love love loe all the hand made stuff.

Kimberly said...

Those robot cones are awesome! You have way more patience and creativity than I do. The birthday party looked like a lot of fun. Happy Birthday (belatedly) to Jack!

January said...

I may have you cater my next big affair. How do you think the robot theme will fit in with the book launch?


Happy birthday Jack!

Greta said...

We had a great time and the girls each wore their T-shirts for the rest of the day when we got home.

Amy Jo said...

Good night woman! 80 RSVP's?!? No wonder you are tired!!!

What a beautiful job you did with everything...wish I could have come to the party it looks so nice! I love the handmade stuff...anyone can buy party decorations. You are so creative...I never would have thought of robot cupcakes in cones. Take a well deserved rest!

Anonymous said...

You are so creative! You're kids are lucky to have you as a mom!

-Gina D

Maria said...

Can I just tell you that I feel like a loser that more than 80 people went to 5-yr old Jack's birthday party? I'm not sure I even know 80 people, and I'm 40!!

Great job on the party. Love the robot cupcakes and the craft station.

dereksmith said...

who was that "pal" at the Y?


Anonymous said...

You guys don't do anything small in Texas, do you??!