Like most things that happened last year
, Macey's 5th birthday wasn't quite as exciting or fun as I would of liked it to be due to the lovely nausea of pregnancy. This year we made up for it.
It began with Macey having her first real friend birthday party. Lucky for me I decided to do it at Creativity Art Studio
, since we were unexpectedly gone for over a week right before her birthday. It was heaven not having to clean and then have my house destroyed by a group of 5 and 6 year olds.
She couldn't of been happier to go to school on her birthday and loved getting to wear a crown all day. Plus, we brought in Fun Dips to share with her class.
After school we met Maddy and Libby at Chuck E Cheese.
She also had Hip-Hop that day and since we can't make homemade treats for school, she really wanted to make marshmallow pops for her dance friends. I obliged, since all I had to do was melt the chocolate for her.
The day then ended with her favorite meal of pancakes, opening presents and a carousel cake with rainbow sherbet ice cream cones.
All in all I'd say it was a good day. Or as Macey said, "That was the best, best, best, best, bestest birthday ever!" Love Birthdays and this girl.
: DonutsThing to do
: Zhu Zhu PetsSong
: "So What" by PinkBook
:Princess books or My Father's DragonThing to do at school
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We had Miles' 3rd birthday party this weekend. I wanted to do a Jake and the Neverland Pirates party or perhaps Toy Story, but MIles has always been a child that knows exactly what he wants, so T-Rex
He wanted to invite ALL of macey's friends. We ended up settling on 2 of Macey's friends (who are his friends too)
and then 2 friends his age. But, can I just say Macey and I are lucky we got to attend, there was a few days there where he said that no girls were allowed. I was getting worried.
As Miles is very particular on what he wants, I made sure to run all my ideas through him. I showed him some dinosaur hats and feet I wanted to make. His response, "no Dinosaur feet, T-Rex feet! No dinosaur hats, T-Rex hats!"
I learned pretty quickly this was going to strictly be a T-Rex party, no other dinosaurs allowed. Here is Tajen modeling the hats and T-Rex feet, since my children were uncooperative in this area.
I used this party
as my inspiration and of course changed everything from "dinosaur" to "T-Rex" to please the birthday boy. And Paul used his awesome skills to make me this invitation:
Miles knew exactly what he wanted for his cake: it had to be from target, be chocolate and of course have a t-rex on top. Luckily Target never disappoints.
Some of the decor:
Like Macey's 3rd birthday
we had a coloring table, but this time Miles and I also searched through all our books for the dinosaur ones and this proved to be the most popular activity.
The games consisted of a T-Rex egg hunt
, where the eggs were filled with candy and baby dinosaurs.
A pull string piñata
. This almost didn't happen, as all we could find was a triceratops, which of course wasn't going to work. Luckily Miles did not realize that the one he picked was actually a dragon. :)
and the older kids did an egg race
while Miles and his friend ate all their candy.
He loved being the center of attention and his favorite present, a box of lucky charms, of course. His friends know him all too well.
Miles even gave me a hug part way through the party and said, "Thanks for my T-Rex Party Mama!" That is exactly why I love
Now it's only a few months until I get to do a party for this girl!