Well, today, my baby is offically 5. I can't fathom that, really. But life goes on, so I'm just gonna enjoy him being another year older!
I feel bad because his birthday was today (Wednesday), but with it being a church night and all, there was no having a party this evening. In fact, I wasn't going to throw him a party at all. We were just going to do the usual family togetherness. But he specifically kept asking for a party. A Lone Ranger party (Clayton Moore era). And I do have a rule of thumb that after your 5th bday, you don't get an actual party with friends again until you're 10. Some people do parties every year. With four kids, that would drive me nuts. LOL So this was his last chance for a party according to the afore-written family rules. ;)
I threw all this together Monday. Literally. I went to Party City Monday night and then scoured the internet Monday night for other ideas. I put off cleaning until today (like an idiot), and I still have more to get done tomorrow. Just my style!
SO, I decided to throw my son a SURPRISE PARTY!!! I tried to make today special in ways that I could, but I held off on all decorating until he went to bed tonight. That way, things will be fresh for the party tomorrow evening. He knows that we are celebrating his birthday the day after his birthday, so he didn't get gifts or anything today. Hubby is going to take our little man to the library for a while after work. That'll allow me to do some last minute things. Guests will park up the road and get here by 5:30. Hubby and son will pick up pizzas and be here around 5:40. We'll hide out in the kitchen. So much fun!!! I only invited 3 children, but then I've got 4 more. Ha! But he really only has minimal actual friends that he will play with at this point. He's not shy, but he is. I dunno.
I'm SUPER proud of my cake. I'm not good at things like this. At all. I mean it. Any of you remember the 9-year-old daughter's cake from October? Eek. LOL So check this out. I can't believe I pulled it off!
Google campfire cake and hit imagines. I put several different pics together for creating all that I wanted on my cake. It was fun! Two-layer cake, pebbles, oreo dirt, pirouline cookies for logs, roasted marshmallows, and melted down red, orange, and yellow candies that I broke into flames. How cool is that??? Can you believe people come up with this stuff? Amazing!
I feel kind of stupid because I couldn't find any rock candy (last minute me, yanno), so I got a back of pebbles from The Dollar Tree. Don't worry, my child is the youngest attending. No one will eat a rock, I'm sure. They will be warned!!! But it looks good, right? LOL
Here are a few more pics. I couldn't get flash to work. Stupid camera! But you still get the point.
I printed pics of The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) and Tonto (Jay Silverheels) from the internet and hung them up for added decor. He's gonna love it!
His chair. Still have to have the balloons blown up. I spray painted his brown Dollar Tree hat to make it while like The Lone Ranger's hat.
Party bags for the kids.
Wall behind the table.
I couldn't fit the whole table and wall in. Bummer.
So this little boy is going to go from feeling like 5 is boring to being blown away with The Lone Ranger hanging on his wall and a surprise party. Love it!