most photos courtesy o f Rudy Calpo Photography.
Well, now that all the crazyness that has been my life for the past 12 days has died down, I can (hopefully) get back to posting on a regular basis. I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know we did.
Christopher had his first real birthday party and luckily both his Gregory & I survived- yay! I know I should have just relaxed and not made everything so complicated, but I get these visions in my head as to how things should look and be and all and then I have to carry them out perfectly. I had this very detailed picture of what one of the tables at Christopher's party would look like, so I had to be the one there to set it up to make sure it looked exactly like it did in my head (it did, thanks much in part to Gregory's patience with me). I'm not usually one to go for a character-themed party, but Elaine, Gregory's sister, sent me a picture of some cute Sesame Street cupcakes and said that Christopher had to have Sesame Street birthday party. Luckily everything turned out perfectly, the weather was great at the park and Christopher as well as his friends and their parents all had a great time.
We did bright colored invites with removable Sesame Street stickers. I made the Sesame Street character cupcakes and we ordered Christopher's birthday cake with a Sesame Street theme. We decorated the tables with red, yellow & blue table cloths, balloons, Sesame Street confetti and random Sesame Street toys that Christopher had including an Elmo Live. The favors were mini sand buckets decorated with Sesame Street stickers and filled with bubbles, Elmo lollypops, C and 3 cookies, crazy straws, and a couple of other Sesame Street-themed things.
Luckily the cupcakes I did turned out way better than I was expecting and were a great WOW factor! And despite only wanting to play in the sandbox, Christopher had a great time which was the most important thing.