when i asked luke what kind of birthday party he wanted this year, without hesitation, he said, "buzz light!!!!" (he has always left off the "year" haha) immediately. so, buzz lightyear it was! he has been so excited for his birthday party. it makes it so much more fun to see them light up at every decoration and understand the celebration is for them! i decided to keep it small this year. just family and his 3 closest friends (his age) and their families. i feel like when it's a huge party it becomes overwhelming at this age, and he gets lost in the shuffle. so, as much as i enjoy celebrating with everyone..it really comes down to it being about him. and i was less stressed out, which was nice for a change. ;) it worked out great. he had so much fun enjoying his day. :)
love these kids cups..smaller with lids and straws! just had them write their name on their cup. and didn't have to hassle with a million juice boxes everywhere!
i had luke color buzz lightyear and then cut it out of the coloring page and pasted it onto a canvas and added a few stars. his little artwork for decoration ;)
ella colored one too!
i let luke pick out which jumpy he wanted...and of course he picked the rocket!! ;) perfect!
i put together this frame ;)
space pops! (aka cake balls ;) )
large chocolate dipped marshmallows
prizes for the games
the labels were leftover invitations i had. all the info was on the back. i actually made them..first time. yay! ;)
i made these stars on my silhouette :)
i found these stationary sets for favors for the big kids and little tambourines for the babies ;)
i used buzz lightyear's friends (toys) as decorations too
activities for the kids...bubbles, jumpropes, paper pads with crayons and markers
i set up a solar system in the kitchen..with buzz flying through of course ;)
no accuracy whatsoever in the placement of the planets. haha!
we had oscars cater pizza and breadsticks and i made pasta, salad and a fruit salad...all luke's favorites!
luke's bff, brandt.
my friend, maria, made these "moon rocks" out of marshmallow creme and crushed oreos
and she also made this fabulous cake!! all luke kept talking about was a buzz light cake. and he was so excited to see this!
my friend, kati, made the cookies above. seriously, how cute? huh?
and my friend, debran, made the toppers for these mini cupcakes. adorable.
are these girls talented or what? they are currently working on a website..and i will post it when it's up and running!
the kids had fun with bubbles...
and luke's soon to be uncle even came by on the firetruck to surprise him! such a treat! he was a little hesitant of it..but the rest of the kids loved it! haha!
potato sack races!
happy birthday my lukey light!! i love you!! xo