This past Friday was my son’s 6th birthday party. His actual birthday isn’t until Thursday of this week. May is busy and there was no time next weekend to have the party. I prepped the decorations and made lists for about two weeks. I was out of town last week, and did not arrive home until 11:45am Friday afternoon. I was cutting it a little close.
My balloon wreath greeted everyone at the front door. This was the start of my rainbow theme. I decorated the rest of the house with balloons, streamers, and tissue puffs. The main party took place in the garage of the house. We had three tables set-up t0 feed all of the kids. We were fancy and served hamburgers, hot dogs, and picnic-type foods.
My best friend, Stacey, made a cake for Angry Kid’s birthday. I was really really really nice to her. The best part? Well the inside of the cake is a rainbow of layered colors, six layers to be exact. The bunting on top of it, was made by me.
Yes amongst the chaos, I spent thirty minutes making this bunting, because I’m nuts. I used kabob sticks, twine (borrowed/given to me) by Erin, felt, felt letters, and glue. I cut the flags and folded them over the twine. I then glued them. I placed the letters on the flags (bunting) and tied them around the kabob sticks. Easy, right? They are a little big, but I was working around the size of the felt letters. You can only imagine how long it would have taken to cut out letters, by hand.
I included a photograph below of the bunting after I finished it. Maybe someday, I will do a step-by-step tutorial. I was in such a hurry, I had no time to take pictures.
We hired Mad Science of South Orange County to be the featured entertainment at my son’s birthday party. My BFF, Stacey used this company for her daughter’s birthday in March. Angry Kid had a great time and immediately asked to have “the Mad Science people” for his birthday.
We had a great time and the kids really enjoyed the science presentation. Everyone was shocked that they sat still for over an HOUR. I know, shocking!!! I’m going to include some photos below of Angry Kid mostly. I am not going to post photos with everyone’s kids. I HIGHLY recommend Mad Science of Orange County.
After all of the fun science experiments, it was time for Cake…PushCakes, and Dippin’ Dots. Yes, three desserts. We had a ton of people over. Our tiny party turned into the neighborhood party.
Don’t these PushCakes from Meringue Bake Shop look delicious? Seriously, Kristin is awesome, and a friend. Everyone LOVED these. Did I get one? Nope!! The kids snatched them all up!
But seriously the cake…Stacey said that there was FIFTEEN cups of sugar in it. It was pretty and delicious. I got to try out a piece of cake. Of course, the cake moment was my total parent fail. I took THREE photographs of my son while blowing out the candle, and ummmm, my son is in none of them. Apparently, I focused my camera on the cake, and not the kid. I am such a failure. I will have to get a picture of my son blowing out the candles on his actual birthday. Stacey’s daughter, Stella is in the plaid shirt. Notice that she is standing right next to the Angry Kid, yet no kid in the pic.
Isn’t the inside of the cake awesome!!!! It makes me hungry for cake. Stacey is a good BFF, and I owe her big time. She made a cake for my son (I begged her), and she let me borrow her tables for the party.
And we had Dippin’ Dots too…. The Angry Family loves our local Dippin’ Dots in Fountain Valley. Debbie the owner, is a great friend. And I think Charlie, Kelly’s daughter, likes Dippin’ Dots too. She was too cute eating her rainbow ice dots.