Zion turns 4!

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My little guy is obsessed with bugs…well, bugs, Paw Patrol, and bacon that is. Those are his three main loves in life. So since he requested a bug themed party, that’s what I gave him. I do what any mother would do and first look on Pinterest, but this time there was nothing there of any help for me. I don’t really do characters or overly bright and busy parties, so I kind of put my own twist on it (as usual) and he loved it all the same!

Also, I basically only decorated one table and kept the party outside to minimize the mess. I’m super short on time, so I am just going to share the cute photos and details I can think of at the moment. Please let me know if I miss something that you’re curious about! 🙂

By the way, those little European looking trunks are his favorite because they are so comfortable. I think he looks super cute and true to his Greek genes! haha. When he’s older, he will probably not love me for it though 🙂 I order a few different colors them from Mini Boden each year.

On our outside patio table, I just free hand sketched some bugs on butcher paper with a white chalk marker to create a simple coloring table runner. Other than that, most natural looking cups, plates, and wooden forks were from Amazon. I used a bug stamp and brown party bags from Hobby Lobby to create treat bags. Inside the bags I put mini bug collecting jars, bug stamps, and stickers, and candy of course! I forgot to get a pic of those goodies 🙂

I have a bunch of white dishes I use for numerous occasions and used my own plants to add to the bug/outdoor vibe on the table. Oh, and those black cases of bugs are from a local shop and I put our own bugs he collected inside of them. I love how they have an antique feel since the cases were truly antique. The cake was Made by the talented Sheridan! It looks great and tasted amazing too! Thank you Sheridan!

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All party details aside, it was such a sweet time. Great swim weather, no mosquitos (thank the Lord), and lots of laughs. I am so beyond thankful for the community and family we are so blessed with. And more than that, I am so in love with this little blue eyed boy of ours. He’s a mommas boy and I love everything about the way God created him. He’ll always be mommas baby.

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

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This party was so much fun to create!

I placed a large life sized MickeyMouse at the front door, just to add some excitement for the kiddos & so that adults know to just come in. It also seemed to help with cutting back on the door bell ringing continuously.

Boy/girl treat bags ordered from Etsy.

There are few things cuter than a long toddler-sized party table! My dad made these mini picnic tables years ago, and I just LOVE them.

I bought a few yards of fabric from Joann’s craft store  and cut it to make a thin runner for the kids table & a thicker runner for the main cake table inside.

Mickey and Minnie ears were placed down the table along with red carnation flowers.

Mickey shaped ham and cheese sandwiches and fruit are the perfect toddler sized snacks.

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This hot dog warmer was just the right style for a Mickey party! (Everyone knows the Hot Dog song, right?)

The vintage style cake, rice crispy treats, and cookies were so yummy & just the right style I was looking for! All of these goodies were made by Sweet Pluma Delights.

Pre party excitement. As you can see, they are not dressed yet for the party! They woke up from their naps to such a great surprise! I always plan parties around nap times. Who wants to chance having fussy kids at a party you’re hosting?

My little guy loves to swim. He swims with no floaties, and has no fear. My husband spends lots of time with the kids, teaching them to swim at an early age. It’s a must when you have a pool in your backyard.

 Everyone had a blast, and so many memories were made; making all of the hard work totally worth it!

Birthday Fiesta

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For Cadence’s 2nd Birthday I wanted to have an all out celebration of her life, and the joy that she brings. What is more fitting, especially in South Texas, than a FIESTA!

I just love how the Mexican style cake turned out! I typically only order an one tier cake for Birthday parties, even if we have up to 40 people attending the party. I use the cake as a main statement of the party theme, and then I make sure to order PLENTY of cupcakes. Besides, my daughter is ALL about the cupcakes.

Cactus cupcakes in small pots made for just the right cuteness factor! The kids loved being able to have their own pots that they could take to go.

For food we offered fajita tacos and numerous dips with chips.

Now for the fun part! I used to be a kindergarten teacher, so creating fun for little people is what I love. A table of instruments to dance to Spanish music and a piñata were just the right things to make this party come alive!

The kids were also able to sit at the kids table to decorate maracas. The maracas they decorated as well as mini pinatas were their party favors! You can find a simple tutorial on how to make piñata favors here.

My dad build these 4 mini picnic tables for me, and they are the most ideal for all things little.

Banners, paper flowers, and sombreros for the adult party guests all added to the fiesta fun! Overall, it was such a fun party!!