Tuesday, November 19, 2013

blue birthday bash

 So I went a little overboard this year. Hudson expressed interest in a blue birthday. And I decided to have a little fun! Pinterest pretty much feeds any creative need and I found some great templates and ideas to pull it off
 The paper geo globes held a medley of blue m&ms. The menu also included blueberry & almond butter sandwiches, frittata bites, veggie plate, blue chips & salsa and a kale salad.

 These cups worked out great - just mason jars with cut balloons to look like they were dipped in paint. I used paper as the topper and we wrote each kid's name on the glass so we knew whose was whose.
 And the piece de resistance - the cake (and meringues)
 The cake was a blue velvet with cream cheese icing (Hudson helped make it). I cut out a 3 out of paper and used it as a template for the sprinkle decoration. It was easier than I thought it would be and I'm super happy with how it turned out.
 And check out this cutie too!
 We tied a green balloon on him so we could keep track of him at the party.
 I also made the triangle pennant banners hung around the house. More details on the goodie bags shown below in a future post.
More details - a hat for Hudson:

 And the guests arrived! Ben & Megan with EB.
 Luka having fun with a bus
 Maddy with Emma & baby Corrine talking with Megan
 Dave playing with the blue goop we made for the kids. The blue tape was a road for the kids to play with. Bryden loved putting cars and shapes in the goop to make imprints.

 Sterling & Emma & Corinne hanging out. Corinne is just 4.5 months and is up on all four rocking back and forth already!
 Brittany & Ilija with Luka and Chelsea holding Bryden
 Veronica and Emma playing with a giant tube Dave brought home from work...Hours of fun. We were so happy that Veronica made it as her mom just had a baby brother three days earlier!
 Everyone singing 'Happy Birthday' to Hudson

 Blowing out his candles.
 And diving into the cake. This is pretty realistic to the color. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too sweet. The blueberries in the center layer were really a nice addition.

 Everyone having fun in Sterling's crib...

 Every kid's mouth was blue by the end of the party. Not kidding.
 Bryden is such a cutie with the green froggy socks!
 Sterling & the green balloon...

 A smile from Emma!

 All in all it was a great party. It was fun to put together and even more fun to hang out with so many good friends.


  1. Wish I could have been a fly on the wall to enjoy watching all the goings on.

  2. Wow! How did you fit all those people in your apartment. Sweet pictures of H and S.