I decorated on Friday, hanging up the banner, as you see below. I thought it looked great, and will be bringing it out every year, and maybe again in the summer for Mr. Geek's birthday.
I also decorated the high chair with a paper banner, but that didn't last beyond the cake. And there's the bib I made, which I showed you a few posts ago.
We had flowers, even though it was a boy's party, it was still a special day for mama too!
I wanted to hang crepe paper from the ceiling, like a red/white striped tent, but we were out of tape and I was too tired to do it. I did weave some (messily) along with ribbon through our stair railing...
...and hung up more paper banners throughout the kitchen and living room. I've saved these for future use too.I may have mentioned that I loosely worked with a circus theme, so I thought some boxes of popcorn would be cute. I set up the snacks on the dresser in the living room.In the kitchen, where the real goodies were, the star of the show was my mother-in-law's beautiful cupcakes, including the giant cupcake which we all go nuts over.
I also made the favor bags, as seen on the left in the wire basket. I packaged together animal crackers, M&Ms, and other cookies.She made not only chocolate and vanilla ones, but carrot too, which is Mr. Geek's favorite. Fortunately, my niece's birthday party is this coming Saturday, so we'll get to have cupcakes all over again. We also had a Carvel ice cream cake, which is a tradition in my family. And SoJo loves his ice cream.
I made veggie hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls. They were yummy, especially for the vegetarians at the party. Soooo easy to make.
I should have taken some shots of the counter on the other side of the room. I made some macaroni and cheese in the crock pot, and we also had baked beans, my mom's barbecue, quinoa salad (made by Shana and super-yummy!), cheese, veggies, etc. We were drowning in food...and beer!
The moment you've all been waiting for! Sojo's first bite of cake!He enjoyed it, after snuffing out the lit candle with his fingers (I'll post the video later), he dug into the cake. Mr. Geek and I still laugh at how he was rubbing the icing in his hands like it was hand lotion. Of course it ended up on his bib overalls, which were handed down to us from Jasper and Naomi. Everyone thought they were so cute Naomi!
Looking sleepy with Uncle JeffOn to the presents! He got some nice stuff, including many trucks and tractors. No school buses, though, which are his favorite since the bus stops right outside our house each morning. He always runs to see it.All in all, it was a wonderful day, and we're thankful to everyone who came to celebrate with us.