Having summer babies means a lot of outdoor birthday parties. And this year was no exception! We purchased a new slide/pool for the party, and I ::think:: it went over pretty well. Ok, really well! Add in a pool to fill all the many water guns and some water balloons and you have insta-fun without having to do too much planning.
The kiddos entertained themselves while the parents chatted. We had birthday cake – strawberry with yellow icing! And yes, those colors together were just as strange as you're thinking. But it was delicious and one of my favorite things to make for our kiddos parties. I also enjoy making them marshmallow pops – it's always fun to see how we can tie them in to the decor. With Cayden choosing a Lego theme, we came up with an idea to cut a mini marshmallow in half to put on top so that we had pops that looked like Lego men heads. They turned out pretty stinkin' cute. I also bought some silicone molds to make Lego chocolates. The kids were wowed that they could eat their legos, ha!
I also decided to make our own piñata this year. I found a template online for a Lego head and went with it. It was super-simple, albeit a teeny bit time consuming. I also made it out of leftover moving boxes, so it may have made it a little sturdier to break into. Which worked out in the end because everyone had two rounds of trying to break it open. Even Graham got in on the action – complete with backwards bat in his hand. And y'all, the facial expressions we got from these kids while swinging at the piñata were hilarious!
This was the first year Cayden had wanted to invite a lot of classmates. It was really cool to see a few of them join in on the fun, along with all of our favorite other people. We're looking forward to repeating a similar style party for Sawyer next month!