I was going to do a whole Pinterest board for animal theme kid party ideas, but that seemed too daunting. I pinned one idea and then gave up. The one idea I pinned said their local party store sold animal print balloons. Well so did ours. Check check!
I have been cooking a bit this year, but I'm not ready to attempt a feat as large as the focal point of the biggest day of a child's year (aka, the cake at their party). So luckily this world of convenience we live in has a solution for parents like me. We have a fantastic cake shop here in Omaha that makes everything. These cupcakes were so adorable! And yes, there was some animal discrimination as no kids seemed to want a hippo.
Party bags are a problem for me. I don't like filling up bags with cheap crap, but I'm also not going to buy each kid a $10 Melissa and Doug animal board puzzle. So I did the next best thing and bought those Melissa & Doug reusable sticker scenes and gave one to each kid along with a packet of animal cookies and two animal figurines. Wah-lah! Melissa and Doug injected into the party on the cheap.
OK, no more pictures of objects. Time for pictures of these beautiful boys already!
A rare picture of the three of us
So crazy that people think they look so much alike...
Brandon got everything he asked for. One of these days, I need to make sure my boys don't turn out spoiled. But today was not that day.
Hmm...do I have a little more? I shouldn't... but what the hell? It's my birthday party! I'm so bad.
We got Holden a rocking horse. I love these old-fashioned toys. Had to make the picture look old-timey for effect, of course.