I'm so excited to share my son's 3rd Birthday party photos! For those who have followed me along my Easy Toddler Meals journey, you'll know my son Colin is why this blog exists. It was one day back in 2014 when he decided to show me his great eating habits. From then on out, he inspired me to cook meals daily. OK, now on to the fun stuff.. the theme. Although I'd really love to plan floral and rainbow themes someday, I've been blessed with two boys. It's all about fire trucks and cars these days. He loves Paw Patrol and fire trucks so I made his wish come true with a Fire Truck Paw Patrol Party.
By the way, If you don't know me personally, you probably don't know I love to craft. It's my favorite pastime especially when the boys are all sleeping. I call it my therapy for a long exhausting day of work (my other job) and being a stay at home as well.
One of the favorite things about this party is my homemade fire truck. The kids used it as a photo prop to take home memories of the day. It was a bit challenging, but I'm happy how it came out. We recently bought a car seat and it was the perfect shape for a car. From there I painted and used my imagination. I'll list some supplies I used here:
- Siren - foam covered with blue cellophane
- Windows - construction paper
- Tires - painted
- Front grill - silver masking tape covered foam
- Ladder - Foam
I also created an "Adopt a Puppy" table so all his friends could take a puppy home. It was complete with an adoption certificate and tags.
On to the dessert table. After Colin's first birthday party , featured by the fabulous Kara's Party Ideas, I didn't want to have so much left over from the dessert table. I wanted a simple and clean look for this year's party. We bought cupcakes from my favorite cupcakery, My Delight Cupcakery. From red velvet, to cupcakes that tastes like the perfect breakfast in one bite, we had it covered! Yes... that's bacon on a cupcake. The mini size is the perfect size, to make you want about 10 more. So delicious!
I also tried making my own royal icing cookies. They weren't perfect, but definitely made with love. Ps: Did you know it takes 2-3 days to make them? I have so much respect for bakers!
The table settings for the kiddos were especially fun for me to create. I've seen a ton of paw prints for fire truck themed parties, and I wanted to be a little unique. I used black and white polka dots plates to add some contrast.
I personalized the fire chief hats with Colin's Fire crew stickers to have that extra detail. We also used these fire hydrant cups.
The adults had a similar place setting without all the props. I did however, see some try on the fire hat for size *wink wink.
Last but not least, I'd like to thank my new found friend Dawnley of Dawnley B Photography Personality is everything when working with a photographer. She is so fun to work with and super nice. She captured all the wonderful moments of our party and we will cherish the photographs Check out her work, she's amazing!
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