Start your Engines: Hudson turns Four

Hudson Turns 4|Ahrens at Home

My apologies for not crafting a pun-tastic title for this post. It was a blazing 95 degrees on the day of the party so my memory of what went down is a little hazy as we were all just trying to survive the fun heat.

Hudson Turns 4|Ahrens at Home

Hudson had enthusiastically declared a “race car party!” when asked how he’d like to celebrate the big 0-4, so I tried to make his little motor loving dreams come true with the least amount of work possible. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I sent out adorable paperless invites from Minted (for free!). Did you even know they had those options? So cute!

Hudson Turns 4|Ahrens at Home

I tried (tried!) to keep it simple with the decor + backyard shenanigans for the parents.

Hudson Turns 4|Ahrens at Home

I had my sister blowing up all of the balloons for the arch the night before by hand (mouth?) since the balloon pump was broken. We cried a little inside each time the heat popped one of those suckers. It looked much fuller and more impressive at the beginning of the party. But guess what? Toddlers don’t care. They were much more impressed with the giant poster of Mater gracing our garage door.

Hudson Turns 4|Ahrens at Home

Hudson Turns 4|Ahrens at Home

I had grand plans for the dessert table but the heat threw us for a loop. The donut tire stacks had to wait inside until just before the devouring them. Along with the cupcakes and wrench cookies. We have strict family rules about having ridiculous amounts of sugar presentย at birthday parties. Obviously, all of the parents love us.

Hudson Turns 4|Ahrens at Home

I hope we’re snapchat friends and you saw the sugar cookie wrenches because I can’t seem to find a singleย picture of them in their party styled glory, which is a dang crime.

Hudson turns 4|Ahrens at Home

I was so proud of them and the ridiculous amount of time I spent working on them. I mean come on, they were sprayed with metallic, edible glitter.

Hudson Turns 4|Ahrens at Home

Race cars and track tape kept the kiddos entertained. We also wheeled out all 400 of their ride on toys for all the kids to fight over. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hudson turns 4|Ahrens at Home

Hudson turns 4|Ahrens at Home

Harper’s delirious face during the birthday song really captures how we were all feeling.

Hudson turns 4|Ahrens at Home

Hudson turns 4|Ahrens at Home

Hudson turns 4|Ahrens at Home

Just like that, we’ve got a four year old in the house. Happy Birthday Hudson, we love you!

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Former corporate events manager turned house mouse extraordinaire. Living and loving in sunny So Cal. I still love a good party!

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