Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sound The Alarm! Mr. B is 3!!

Beckett turned 3 in November and what better theme to go along with his obsession with firetrucks?  A fire-themed party, of course!!  It was a bit of a no-brainer this year.  

This year I did a great thing.  I handed off my camera to my cousin and let her snap away.  I got to enjoy the party without trying to make sure I got the perfect shots and she got a chance to practice her photog skills. Ashlyn, you're hired again next year! 
Click on the links below for past parties: 

My Aunt did his cake again this year!
I think so far, this one is my favorite.
The night before the party, my mom helped her decorate it.
And to think.....I can barely boil water and I have cooking talent in my family that can do this.
How did I not get this gene?
Since we sent out quite a few invitations this year compared to years' prior, we wanted to make sure we had plenty of cake on hand.  Here's the second cake she made! 
I always fret last minute that I haven't done enough decorating.  I don't know why, I just DO! 
I had some red, yellow and orange construction paper lying around, so the lamps got a quick update 
I was trying to come up with ways to DIY some sort of fake flames.  I kept imagining a fan, some crepe paper and a light.  Sometimes, Amazon can do it cheaper.  
The faux fire is a Halloween cauldron sitting atop a Hobby Lobby red plastic bucket (that can be recycled to hold the gazillion tiny toys he got for his birthday). 
(adhesive letters from the Hob Lob as well.) 
Foyer candy table 
Twizzlers:  'Fireman's Rope'
Tootsie Rolls:  'Stop, drop and roll"
Red and yellow sixlets and red gumballs.
"I fell into a burning ring of fire......"
Beckett's wreath from his first birthday, some yellow streamers (covering the foam base) and
yellow, red and orange tissue paper.
That song will be stuck in my head for the REST of the day.  
More fires to put out at the bar.  
Kids tables on the back porch.
They each got a fire hat along with a firetruck coloring page.  
Overflow seating on the downstairs porch.

Let the party begin!!
Beckett and his buddy Maggie.
How cute are they???
Daycare buddies Georgia Nell and Caroline
Caroline and Ethan making some masterpieces! 
Time for CAKE! 
He was so funny when they sat the cake in front of him.  I think he was expecting a cake with a firetruck on it, not a cake that looked like an actual firetruck.  He couldn't believe it was a cake!
Colorful flame candles.....that wouldn't light!
I think B likes his ice cream!
Beckett's buddy Ethan.  They were best buds at daycare last year!
Hagen came dressed for the occassion!
Love the 'Chief" shirt! 
Time for presents!
More firetrucks!!!
Now, outside for some yard fun!

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate my little fireman's big birthday!! 
He had tons of fun and got loads of great gifts. 
Again, we are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. 
Happy Tuesday!

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