1. Nick has been hogging the computer lately cause he is OBSESSED with a computer game. Yes, I married a huge nerd!
2. I am totally exhausted after work these days!
We had another big day around here. My baby turned THREE! I can't even believe it. This year was sort of a milestone for me. Last year, I was still too run down (and broke) to do a big party, so we just had family over for ice cream and cupcakes (which I just realized I never blogged!). This year, I got to throw the party I wanted to be able to give my boy! This also served as a good distraction from the fact that I am super sad that I haven't been able to make Nicky a big brother now that he is getting older, but that's for another post.
Nicky first saw Monsters, Inc. a few months ago. For weeks and weeks after that, we had to watch it at least three to four times a day. He would wake up and the first thing out of his mouth was a request for "Mymowski and Sully." When I asked him what kind of birthday party he wanted, his response was, "cake...ice cream...cupcakes!" No help, kid! So we went with a Monsters, Inc. theme.
We had the party at an indoor bounce house place, Monkey Joe's. It was soooooo easy. They did a great job! But you can't bring in any outside food at all except for the cake, and you can't hang tape anything to the walls. So I had to get creative with the decorations. It was such a fun theme! And most importantly, Nicky had SO much fun!
I made Boo's door from a wood box and some other supplies from Michael's. For the backdrop, I covered two foam boards with streamers.
The kids have to wear socks to bounce, so I figured I would do a tray of Monster socks since I couldn't put out any snacks. I found Monsters University socks on Zullily!
For the hard hats, I spray painted some plastic construction hats and mod-podged on the Monsters Inc. logo.
Everyone got a Scare Floor ID card.
The scream cans doubled as the goody bags.
The giant Mike balloon was a hit with the kiddos.
And the best part...the cake!
Getting ready to blow out some candles!
Did I mention that he fell on his face the night before the party? My poor boy!
happy birthday banner: Monarch Paper Creation
birthday shirt: Lilly's Bowtique
invites/id cards/scarer of the month sign: Madness and Method Craft Boutique
scream cans: staples.com and etsy
cake: Yellow Rose Cakery
lanyards for IDs, construction hats, and mini beach balls: Oriental Trading
polka dot platters: Dollar Tree