Two weeks ago we celebrated little mans GOLDEN birthday. Being that it was golden and I was needing some serious creativity in my life I opted to have a little fun. I decided that we’d go with a little “digger” theme inspired by an adorable cake I had seen in Family Fun Magazine (I think last year). It looks a lot harder than it really was. In fact Brent was so excited by it we ended up having to make two, a contest if you will. The jury is still out…let me know which one you think is better…for the kindred hearts I also made dirt cups too (Complete with worms 🙂
The tables were adorned with a few black and yellow streamers follow by toy tools, orange cones and construction hats. (It helps to work for a place with lots of fun supplies such as hard hats and orange cones).
Being a March birthday can be kind of blah, because of weather (I might know something about a march birthday) so we opted to have the party at a local hotel with access to the pool, and all the needed logistical supplies in the party room. Here are a few more details to help showcase the theme.
I’m a big fan of functional things, I didn’t quite realize that the dump truck was this functional when I bought it. Nothing like a mom stealing her sons toys to decorate.
Lastly, beyond the swimming available I also had 1 game. An ingenious idea, again out of Family Fun (same edition as the cake) of having a trap-door construction cone pinata. I completely neglected to take any pictures of it. It was a construction cone filled with treats. The bottom was covered with a piece of cardboard. The cardboard had a large half circle cut in the bottom (the size of the cone base) and many other small slits. In each slit I stuck a streamer (plastic works best) with one taped to the trap door. When the children pulled on a streamer if it was not attached to the trap door, they simply pulled the streamer out. If it was attached to the trap-door, the treats fell and the children piled on. I thought this route was a much safer route than a child swinging a stick blindfolded. I’ve already had my share of pinata injuries (that’s a whole other story).
I’ll work on digging up the invitations that my mom and I made. Otherwise, that concludes a golden “digger” first birthday party. At least I have proof to share in 10 years when he complains about how big of a deal that his sister whose turning 10 on the 10th has a huge ordeal….of course this is all hypotheical