Fletcher's birthday is this Saturday. But we're going to be away visiting family then, so we had his party for his friends a week early. Fletcher didn't mind. He is, however, very confused as to what exact day is his birthday.
Most of his school friends couldn't make it to the party because of summer vacations, but that was all right by me! Since we were having a pool party I knew it could get a little bit out of control really quickly. But just the handful of kiddos was perfect for our small pool.
Fletcher wanted a "Transformer" birthday party. What is it with the commercial themes? I blame Brian on this one. Fletcher originally asked for a garbage/recycling truck birthday party, and I was on board for that. But then Brian got to asking Fletcher, "What about Superman, or Iron Man, or Transformers..." And that was it. But no problem anyway since I really do a bare minimum when it comes to themes. Here were the only places that displayed anything Transformer related: a sign I made, and spinners to top the cupcakes.
And that sign took me an embarrassing amount of time to make. Embarrassing because it should look way better than it does for the amount of time it took! Fletcher still loved it, which made this mama's heart happy. He requested the cupcakes in ice cream cones, too. Kids just love those things, they were gone in no time. I made a bigger cake for blowing out candle purposes, and for adults to eat. But the adults loved the cone cupcakes just as much!
There was a rapt audience while Fletcher opened presents. And an involved audience, too! Fletcher had to fight to be able to open his own presents at one point. Kids just want to be helpful. And to move things along quickly.
I asked Fletcher what his favorite part of the party was, and he answered "All of it!" So I count that as a success!