Have I mentioned I love parties and coming up with everything that goes with them? Since J was born I have always looked for a theme and centered the party around it; the cake/cupcakes, food/refreshments, games, you name it and I would try to make it work with the theme. His 1st & 2nd birthday was around Elmo since he loved Sesame Street. 3rd was Toy Story, 4th and 5th – Super Heroes. This year I wanted to make sure it was as special as the rest!
This year he asked for a Lego Chima party. At first when he told me I had no idea what Chima was….however in a few minutes J was able to bring mommy up to speed. He shared books he liked to read from the library, videos and games on the Lego website. Why not right!?!
This year we decided to take his party outside of our home. Last year taught me a lesson on planning an outside party in early May – to not to, at least in Springfield, IL. The weather is unpredictable in May. We had planned for a bouncy house, face-painting, super hero cake pops and games galore, but it rained. All activities had to be brought into the house. The party was still a hit but not what mommy had expected.
This year’s party is at an indoor soccer location that has birthday parties all the time. It allows the kids to run around, play multiple different games with each other without the need of the “pre”-thought out games, etc.
Since “Lego Chima” as a theme is very limited for items to buy in the store – I took it upon myself to create our own cupcake toppers, chima themed of course, and also the treat thank you bags.
I’m sure that J will love it! Let’s hope that J’s 6th Birthday Party is hit!
What special events or gathers do you do? How do you make them special? Share your ideas! I would love to see what others do for their little ones and their family & friends.
Interested in seeing other party ideas? Check out my pinterest board for just that – My Party Ideas OR Birthday Party Ideas
Looking for a special invite -customized for your child – check out my Etsy shop or email me. I would be happy to work with you on a customized invite that captures everything you want and more for their birthday.
Happy Party Planning!