Obviously, I am very tardy in posting this. I don’t know how all you super on-time bloggers do it!
Joseph turned 7 on May 6th. He has wanted a Spongebob birthday party for a while now and I have always put him off. Years ago he really wanted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party and I said that I wouldn’t do any commercial character and tried to explain that concept to him. Fast forward to this year and I decided, what they heck—it’s his birthday, I’ll do what he wants! I wont spend a lot of money on crappy prepackaged stuff, but I’ll give it a shot. (I still like to think I’ll be able to avoid all the princess-ish stuff with Nora, but see that it’s just as likely I’ll eat those words too).
Anyways, we had a blast and it all worked out well. Here was Joseph helping me make the goody bags. As I said I wanted to avoid most the premade commercial stuff so I copy/adapted this idea off pinterest instead. Only thing is Joseph really wanted to help. It was hard for me to let go of the perfect idea I had in my head, but really ended up working out well! He had a lot of patience-he would pick out a face, I would draw it in pencil, and then he would trace it with a permanent marker.
My cake of the year! Fondant for the first time. Much harder to work with then I expected!
Very yellow table!
Our awesome bags! I really, really love them.
The party was at Whirlie’s World, our local arcade/laser tag/bouncy house place. Worked out well since it was pooring!
Pizza and slushies! Everyone except one girl (who’s birthday was the day before) made it from Joseph’s class.
Very hard to take pics, but tons of fun playing laser tag! (Last year Joseph hid in a corner crying for a bit during the game because he thought people weren’t playing right—and just general bday stress. This year, no tears! I believe he has matured a bit! Or the game just went better for him.)
Laser tag photo opp
A new boy just joined Joseph’s class and he has a younger sister just a couple months older then Nora! Very fun.
Cake and candles
Lots of games
Partied out. And the pillow Joseph choose with all his tickets. I am now trying to decide whether I continue the theme party tradition now that I have two kids? Yikes.