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.