I thought they turned out pretty cute and best of all, they were FREE!
I stayed up much too late the night before decorating cupcakes, making Sullivan's party shirt, and making his banner.. one day I will stop procrastinating (right?). The morning of the party was pretty hectic, but our families helped alot. Setting up didn't take as long as we thought it would which was really nice, and we had a great turnout! I had several people taking pictures for me (THANK YOU SO MUCH!) and my friend Sara videoed which I am so so grateful for.
|(I made these the night before by cutting and sewing felt triangles onto shoestring ribbon and adding fabric paint.)|
The food all turned out pretty good (we had no complaints). I made key lime cupcakes with buttercream icing and topped some of them with the hot air balloon sugar cookies that I had made by the wonderfully talented Cookie Lady! Homemade chex mix, animal crackers, and watermelon made for a very simple and yummy spread. The cookies were definitely the star of the show. People are still talking about those cookies!
Sullivan's cake was a Funfetti cake with tinted buttercream.
I tried to get a picture of all of our kid guests before everything started but this was the best any of us could catch... and we are still missing a few kids. We had some runners!
Everyone ate while Sullivan opened presents. He got so many great gifts!
Some of our friends and family at the party...
|Matthew's Pap Pap & Mom (Sullivan's Gran)|
|Playing peek a boo with his Grandma!|
|My parents (Sullivan's Grandpa & Grandma)|
Sullivan was very excited about his cake. He'd had cake at several parties before his and he knew what was coming was going to be good!
He had a brief moment of shyness while everyone sang Happy Birthday but he quickly got over it!
I finally just had to take the cake away.. he just kept eating and eating, which lead to a bit of a sugar high...
Matthew's youngest brother, Nicholas, gave Sullivan a balloon and he became obsessed with it.
|Sullivan and his "Unc"|
... and the meltdown lasted for a few minutes.
We did manage to get one great family shot before we all left (minus the balloon!)!
I can honestly say that we all had a blast, but no one had a better time than Sullivan. He loved talking to all of his family and friends, playing in the bouncy house, eating cake, and playing with his balloons and presents. He thoroughly enjoyed his day and was worn out!