Monday, September 17, 2012

Celebrating the big 3!

The party was a blaring good time! I couldn't have asked for better weather (cloudy and in the 80's) and the turn out was just uh-mazing. Casey and I arrived (with my oldest niece to help) at 11:45ish and started to turn the pavillion into Caleb's firestation. It was kind of hectic, even broke a piece of glass on my hand and I bled pretty bad, but it came together perfectly.



I picked up the cake before heading out to the park that morning. I was excited to see it, knowing that Megan Springer of The Rolling Pin (best bakery ever) would do an awesome job. Megan placed it in my car and then opened the lid... no lie, I started crying. It was the BEST cake I have ever seen before. I was crying becasue I knew how my sweet baby boy would react and the thought of the smile on his face instantly brought tears to my eyes. Well fast forward to the party... Caleb was with my sister while we sat everything up. Right at 1 pm, we finished and there comes Caleb from the parking lot. I ran to him (as much as this injuried person could run) and he ran towards me... really a scene out of a movie. I swooped him up and showed him everything. He kepts saying "Wow this is amazing!". Then the cake. I took him over to the table and he flipped out. He kept touching it making sure it wasnt a dream... He told me "Momma I love it, I want to keep it forever!"...

As the guest arrived, I let everyone just run around and play. There were kids playing with the Fire Corn-hole game, kids playing bubbles, coloring, writing with chalk, playing the fire truck, and getting tattoos. While everyone played and talked, Casey and my cousins cooked up hamburgers and hotdogs. It really was a GREAT party.


We ate, did presents, sang happy birthday and then cut the cake. Caleb couldn't wait to eat Fireman Sam... he was just so darn happy and I was too! We wrapped up with a tour of the local Fire station.

Hands down, it was the best party yet! Caleb is ready to do it again but this momma needs to rest atleast another 40 weeks before thinking about planning another party! I need a vacation, good thing our cruise is in 7 days!

Happy birthday week to my sweet baby boy! He will be 3 years old this Friday September 21st at 5:50 pm... he is my entire world, he is the reason I breathe, he is my everything! I love him to the moon and back and hope he has the best birthday ever!

Krafty Karen

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Caleb's 3rd Birthday

Where has the time gone?! My baby boy is turning 3 years old. His birthday is 9/21 but we are having his party this weekend 9/15. For the past 2 years we have had John Deere birthdays (the 1st was a hoe down and the 2nd was a construction party). This year he has fallen in love with Fireman Sam (a british Fireman who lives in Ponty Pandy). He wanted a Fireman Sam party so that is exactly what he is going to get!!!

I decided to blog about what I have already done and next week I will reblog about how it all turned out...

1st - I had a fence panel in our backyard with no purpose. I decided to paint Fireman Sam and use it as a backdrop for a photo opp.

2nd - The invites: Fireman Sam is a DVD that Caleb found at Target one day. I decided the invites needed to be a DVD as well. I made the cover all about Caleb, the insert inside the DVD was his invite, the DVD doesnt really work but it had a link on it for guest to go watch Caleb inviting everyone to his party ( Thanks to Ali and my wonderful boyfriend Casey for helping!

3rd - I painted a cartoon looking flame on a piece of plywood and had Ali's dad cut it out and cut holes into it. I also bought felt and a bag of beans and made my own homemade bean bags. The kids will be able to play a simple game of cornhole!

4th - I dont have a cupcake holder... (sad day)... so I made my own (happy day)! I used a sturdy wrapping paper roll, cardboard, spray paint and red duct tape. Then I topped it with a fireman hat!!

5th - Every birthday party needs a Fire Truck! So I called my local hardware store (Lowes) and they pulled me a freezer box and a dryer box. I cut out windows and a door, taped it all together with the red duct tape and painted it. Caleb LOVES it...

6th - Pinata time! Yes, I made a homemade pinata! Hahaha... It was fun and only cost $1. I cut out 2 number 3's and then taped them together (red duct tape) with a 2 inch piece of cardboard between them. I then made fringe out of tissue paper and glued it on. I am going to use it for table decor and then let the kids whack it!

7th - Birthday present! My aunt had a little tykes table that was my cousins on his 1st birthday (he is now 19). I sprayed painted it and then covered the table and seats with fire fighter fabric and vinyl... LOVE IT.

8th - Birthday banner was easy as pie! I just cut out squares out of scrapbook paper and then stenciled on each letter. Then I taped each one to ribbon! It says "Happy Birthday Caleb"

9th - Stand up Fireman Sam... So I found these on a website a pack of 5 for $20. Heck, I just printed pictures on cardstock paper, cut them out and then made a stand. Going to be standing up on the cake table and thrown away later and I paid $0!!!

10th - Bubble refill was borrowed from a friend (Kaitlyn) and I asked all my other friends for extra bubbles around their house. Before you knew it I was turning bubbles down...

11th - Utensil holders were made from a can of corn and a can of beans (Caleb's favorites). I used the left over paper from the birthday banner and some mod podge (my best friend) and went to town!

There is more but this is all I have pictures of now! I cant wait to share pictures of the whole thing put together so check back next week...! Oh its suppose to rain, so please pray it atleast waits until AFTER the party! I did rent a pavillion so if it does rain our guest will stay dry until it is time to head over to the local Firestation and take a tour!

Y'all have a great day!
Love, Krafty Karen aka Caleb's Momma!!!!