Monday, April 20, 2015

Birthday Party fun

The day after Abbey and Luke's actual birthday, we had their party. We again were very blessed to be able to use our Church we did for birthdays one, two, three and four
Blessed I tell you!!
The same sign we made before their first birthday...=)
I had asked the kids awhile back what kind of "theme" they wanted for their birthday party, and Luke said "Star Wars" at the same time that Abbey said "How to Train Your Dragon"
It was either force them to agree on a neutral theme, or wing it with no real theme but some fun things for each in that general direction.
The latter won out =)

We set out all the toys and play equipment that our Church uses for the Indoor Play Park it hosts each week.
When we were setting up the night before, I actually worried there might not be enough to entertain that many 4-5 year olds??
Well, clearly I forgot how easily this age is to entertain ;).
Everyone rode scooters and cars, and bowled, and jumped in the ball pit, and climbed in the castle, and played basketball, and with the doll house, and colored, and just ran around together!

We've been to a few birthday parties that have had a piƱata, and Luke and Abbey go crazy for it.
I was less crazy about the idea of giving a bunch of children a BAT and telling them to swing.
But they were just so excited about the idea of it that I caved.
And everyone lived to tell about it.

Eventually, after every kiddo had a few whacks at it, it became clear we needed the Big Guns to attack it...

Then it was time for cake! 

We sang to Abigail first...

Then we sang to Luke...

 A stairwell full of cuties!

We brought the presents home to open them (so much less chaos than trying to do it at the party)...

(can you see that pile of tissue paper, bags and wrapping paper in the hallway? It was like ToysRus threw up in our house. Our kids were so blessed with so many fun new things!)
It was a super fun morning, and I was so pleased we were able to really celebrate! The gym was packed with so many friends and family, and I know Luke and Abbey felt so loved.
Another successful birthday party on the books!
Oh, and I'll leave you with a close up of the cakes David and I decorated...(and by "David and I", I mean David ;) )
 (I guess we didn't get a very detailed shot of Abs' cake. It had a "mountain" on it, with trees and dragons...just like Berk =) )
(David used a fruit roll-up to make a landing spot for Luke's action creative!)

1 comment:

Aunt Carol said...

Those cakes are so creative. Way to go.

Love, Aunt Carol