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
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. 😉 I sent out adorable paperless invites from Minted (for free!). Did you even know they had those options? So cute!
I tried (tried!) to keep it simple with the decor + backyard shenanigans for the parents.
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.
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 present at birthday parties. Obviously, all of the parents love us.
I hope we’re snapchat friends and you saw the sugar cookie wrenches because I can’t seem to find a single picture of them in their party styled glory, which is a dang crime.
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.
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. 😉
Harper’s delirious face during the birthday song really captures how we were all feeling.
Just like that, we’ve got a four year old in the house. Happy Birthday Hudson, we love you!