Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Yo Gabba Birthday

My son turned two in June, and I had planned a fun Yo Gabba Gabba-themed party with awesome handmade decorations and a big awesome Plex cake.

Something happened the week before his party though, which I'll talk about later, and I was sidetracked and unable to make the decorations or the dream cake. I settled with a yellow tablecloth, a smaller cake and I drew the game the kids played with a dry-erase marker on the front of my washing machine. *shakes head*

My son may not have had the perfect themed 2nd birthday party but he and his friends had a ton of fun, and no one seemed to mind the lack of construction paper Brobees or Munos. :)

We played Pin the Antenna on Plex! The kids made antennas by coloring short Popsicle sticks and gluing glittery pom-poms to the top.

And they "pinned" them to my impromptu dry-erase art. The kids were totally cute and luckily too young to judge me!
The won stickers, bubbles and slinkies for doing such a good job.

I made a chocolate-banana cake that ended up smaller than my original plan, so I had to compromise Plex's actual features- but that didn't make him any less yummy.

Lesson learned: make decorations and plan cake two to three weeks in advance.

In this photo, I am showing my son the artwork I made for him.
Once I add the jellyfish, it's going up on the wall over his new big-kid bed, which he's getting this weekend. It says "Everything you want to be/ I can't wait to see you be," which is from the matt pond PA song "Everything Until the East Coast Ends," from the 2007 If You Want Blood EP.

Close-up of the finished version coming soon.

Happy happy birthday to my sweet, awesome son- I can't even explain how excited I am that I get to spend my life being his mom.


Nicole said...

It looks like a great fun party and the art work is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwww, of course they had a blast :) Cake is so cute :)

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Have a lovely week,
Kara Witham

willingdancer said...

I really love the artwork. It's so beautiful. You're giving him so many wonderful memories, moments, and tangible things to treasure his whole life. He's very lucky. Very loved.