Monday, June 1, 2009

Backyard Bash

Sabrina just shared this adorable pic of Braden, Will & River, I love it!

We celebrated Braden's 5th birthday with a "Super Hero" bash on Saturday. I think we've got the pool party down to a science. As long as we have sunshine the kids are willing! We had 4 kiddie pools in the back yard, the new swing set and the sandbox. Braden had a few requests. He wanted balloons that float (helium filled) and silly string. Including a few siblings, Braden had 20 friends at his party. I'm worried he might not be very popular!!! This was a combination of invitations being sent to two preschool classes and our friends outside of preschool. His list was actually longer than 20, but I had to cut it off somewhere!

From this angle you can see the balloons that float, the banner we had made for his first birthday (Thank you Lia) and our drink station. Each child got a hard plastic cup that I wrote their name on and they could get as much water or lemonade as they wanted!

The cake. These are super hero guys we dug out of his toy bins to accessorize the super hero cake. (Thank you Heather)

Our party favors. I don't do goody bags, but try to find a Dollar Tree gem that each kid would like. I found these foam shields on a trip to visit family, on the $1 aisle, then I paired the sword like water shooters from our local Dollar Tree with them. The tags have the photo from the invite and "Thanks" printed on them. Even the girls liked them!

Our first guest, LJ, from next door, checking out the super hero poster and the lemonade!

After a trip to the tattoo parlor (aka Jessica under our shade tree) we had Spiderman for the guys and Hannah Montana tats for the girls!

Our baby whisperer, Suzie! She was Mason's date for most of the day!

Blake did an amazing job arranging for the Jolly Trolley (our local snow cone cart) to arrive at 3:00. ALL of the guests (parents included) got a ticket for a snow cone. This was a HUGE HIT!

Love this pic of Janet and Andrew.

Birthday boy got the first snow cone!

We were able to get a quick shot of Braden with the cake and cupcakes before taking it outside!

Making a wish!

Too many choices. They could have Spiderman, Hulk, or Batman and either chocolate or vanilla!

Mason and Alex

Opening the gits! Braden's biggest gift wish was silly string, so I mentioned it to several people. As he opened this package of water guns I passed them out among the guests!

I had a few cans to add to the ones he got as gifts and all the kids were able to have a big silly string party after the gifts were opened!

All in all it was a great time! We had a cookout after for close friends, and the kids continued to play until 7:30 p.m.


  1. looks like a fun time was had by all. BTW, Jackson and Ethan have the exact same swing set...good taste! =)

  2. Great party! We had a blast, the favors were a hit. Zach is still wanting to play with his. Dylan can't wait for Mason's party this weekend!

  3. Looks like Braden had a great birthday!!