I tried to get all creative with the title of this post for about 1 minute, and gave up. But we threw Tracen a birthday party this year. Last year we had a great party (Tracen, Jenelle and I) but Luke and I used the excuse that Luke was already living in Utah and I was in Canada to throw a big party this year. (This is all mostly for my record, and so that Tracen can never tell me that I don't do anything for his birthday)
Tracen has always loved the movie "Cars" and so we decided to go with that as our theme.
While looking on Pinterest for ideas, I got to the Disney website, and they had some great ideas like those Lightning McQueen cupcakes and the Mater cake. I had to improvise a little when I realized that the M&M's I asked Luke to grab me, were actually peanut M&M's and not a little circle (where are Smarties when you need them?)
All the food had labels that corresponded to the movie. Mater's p'tater chips (chips), white wall tires and black (donuts), Luigi's organic fuel (fruit and veggies), Uncle Topolino's Pizza (which was pizza and is not in these pictures), and our re-fueling station with Dinoco and Allinol (the drinks in the tires).
We also went BIG with a bouncy house. We had to go to Provo to pick it up, but it was worth the drive there and back (and the chance for me to go to Costco).
I know I didn't post any pictures with any of our guests faces, but I promise there were lots of friends from church and work there and Tracen was spoiled. Rai also didn't make it into any of the pictures, but he was passed around a bit and I was happy that he went down for a nap during the party as well.
Other interesting things:
Helium is going extinct and is hard to track down in Canada, but this isn't the case in the USA
I was worried how Tracen might react to having a bunch of kids playing with his toys, and he actually didn't care at all.
I am kind of annoyed that we bought that box of chips at Costco, as well as a huge thing of juice boxes (bags?) there and that there was way too many of them left over
I enjoyed throwing a themed party, and even though Luke doubted a few of my requests and actions, I was happy with how it turned out.
Most of the party guests were actually Canadian