Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The big "4"!

LT had his birthday on Saturday. It's hard to believe how grown up he is already ... sniff, sniff. He had a big party - 11 kids came - and they all had fun going down the water slide, playing water balloon toss, water squirters, bubbles, coloring and sidewalk chalk. The weather could not have been better for a water party - mid 80's! It was a success!

The favors - towels with initial appliques and goggles (the goggles were LT's request!):

Water squirter targets on the left and the water balloon toss on the right - LT drew the whale shark on the right. I was pretty impressed! I did the painting, though. ;)

The water slide!

Action shots - the kids really enjoyed squirting the targets and especially liked tossing the water balloons into the mouths. I should have done even more balloons! I think we had about 75-80. The kids were good about not doing them all at once and letting others get a chance.

Cupcake time! I ordered these from a woman who bakes out of her home and I think they came out awesome. I love how the letters stand up on the cupcakes! They were delicious.

Enjoying the cupcakes at the coloring table!

It was a lot of fun. Thanks to Gma and Great Auntie J for helping out - watching DT and actings as "lifeguards" by the climbing wall to the slide. It was getting a bit crazy at times.

It was a big hit. On Sunday LT asked when his next birthday was. I told him it was in 364 days and he said, well, this is the 1st day. Yeah!


Anonymous said...

WOW! What a party. Sure wish I could have been there. That was an awesome whale Lucas drew.
Love, gt GmaH

Chris said...

sounds like fun! the towels turned out really nice, and i am sure the kids will enjoy the googles - good choice, lt!
happy birthday!

Trina said...

Such cute ideas and it sounds like you all had a great time! Happy belated birthday to Lucas from Indiana!

just jenn said...

seems like you might have second career as a party planner?!!

(p.s. cookie recipe is on the burliblog)

Anonymous said...

Looks as though you all had a great time!! Lucky you to have such good help! Happy Birthday Lucas! Have fun on your new bike! Love, Gt AuntK