The boys have talked about turning 5 & their birthday non-stop since Christmas! They knew the order of all the birthdays & holidays that came before their birthday & counted them down one by one.
Their requests were not over the top in the sense of a single child birthday but a bit overwhelming when it came to all 3 of them.
They wanted a pool party at first, I was not up for the responsibility of a bunch of 5 years at the pool, plus the end of April is still unpredictable as far as weather & water temperature. Their second choice was to have ALL their friends over to our house. Seems innocent enough... ALL their friends included their entire class & t-ball team along with neighborhood kids, family friends & of course family. By party week 29 kids had confirmed for the party, YIKES!!!
The night before Donna's BFF & her girlfriend came up from Tampa. We went out for an official birthday dinner. The boys of course chose Buffalo Wild Wings, their favorite restaurant! Dinner was great & when it came time for singing & dessert, the manager let the boys choose any dessert they wanted, dessert nachos of course! & wrote down each of their names in the order they would say them when the staff sang. I thought the attention & personalization was pretty impressive!
Aunt Rhonda's lap, best seat in the place!
Double fisted is the only way to eat this dessert!
The next morning I woke super early! I had a ton to do before the party so just got up & headed out...
Publix for last minute groceries. Panera for bagels & Starbucks for the coffee required to pull everything together in time for 30+ kids arriving at 1pm.
Thank God for my bonus mom, otherwise I wouldn't have pulled it off! She pretty much got all of the food & cakes ready for the party while I set up tables & chairs outside. I also set up a bounce house, kiddie pool, water table, squirt guns & a slip n slide for the kids. We very suddenly had a 90 degree day on our hands!
The kids had such a blast!!! They pretty much played non stop without interruption for almost 2 solid hours.
Trenton, Caden, Shania, & Violet
Chandler, Savannah, & Kellan
Helen, Cherish, & Trenton
Trenton, Amy's son who's name I suddenly cant remember, & Lily
Caden, Helen, Camden, Beau, Garren, & Shania
Garren, Trenton, Beau, & Shania
Chandler & Canan
Beau, Helen, Garren, Liam, Violet, Bella, Shania, & Trenton
The boys of course chose 3 different themes again this year. I couldn't find one place to make all 3 cakes requested, actually no one outside of a custom bakery could make a Miles from Tomorrowland cake. So I decided I would just bake 3 cakes & use some of the boys toys to decorate them. They aren't the most beautiful & baking really isn't my thing but they tasted great & the kids loved them!
Kellan's Minion cake
Caden's Hulk Smash cake
Garren's Miles cake which apparently had a little accident that my mom corrected
Singing Happy Birthday...
Garren, Caroline, Savannah, Kellan, Beau, Cherish, Bella, Lily & Caden
Savannah, Kellan & Beau
Garren & Caroline
Blowing out their candles
Part of the crowd
Baby Jude, & Kellan showing off his DVD collection to Lily
OMG! The piñata! The boys have not had one before but the kids were all SO excited for it!!! We didn't hang it ahead of time because of all the water activities & my plan to unhook one of the swings & hand it on the hook didn't work out (hook rusted closed) so we improvised with the pole from the pool skimmer. While we were figuring it out the kids were all chanting "Piñata! Piñata!" It was quite hilarious!!!
Everyone got a turn at hitting but I grabbed my camera late in the process...
I've never seen kids hit the ground so fast! LOL...
I have to say, WE WILL NEVER OPEN GIFTS DURING THE PARTY AGAIN!!! Lol
It started out innocently enough, but 2 seconds later all the kids were handing out gifts & the boys were just tearing things opened all over the place! I have no idea, who got them what with the exception of a few. It was total chaos!!!
Meanwhile in the next room...
and back to the chaos!
After gifts everyone cleared out pretty quickly. Rhonda & Wendy had to head back to Tampa to work the next day. My parents headed back to GA & friends went home. Liam was the last holdout in the backyard along with Caden & my nephew. They hadn't had enough yet but check out the water in that pool...
Chandler, Caden, & Liam
We ordered pizza for anyone who wanted to stay for Dinner but it was just my sister & her family & my bonus mom left by then.
It was a super fun day & I think the boys had the party of their dreams. After dinner we had one more birthday to celebrate though... Grandma's!
We love grandma & we live celebrating her birthday which just happens to be 2 days after the boys. Last year their party fell on my birthday, this year it was on grandma's.