I've been so incredibly busy the last month or so, but I'm finally getting around to posting about Zaden's birthday party! I wish I would have been able to capture more photos from the afternoon but aside from that the party went well.
I followed my party planning advice from last year and kept decorations and games to a minimum. You never know what you are going to expect with younger children and they usually do a great job of entertaining themselves.
Before I share photos from his actual party I want to share his adorable invites I made over at Tiny Prints and what items I included in this years bags.
How adorable are these invites? I love that Tiny Prints has a variety of amazing designs. The most difficult part is always choosing which invite to go with. I decided to go with this design since it was colorful, fun, and had a large space for a photo. We got so many compliments from friends and family about our invites and highly recommend Tiny Prints for all of your party invite needs (see current promos here).
Everything I included in this years treat bags were items I found at our local Zurchers party store and candy from our local Kroger store (not pictured above).
Each bag included the following:
- a couple reptile temporary tattoos
- a small toy snake
- a large toy snake (not pictured)
- a toy frog
- a sticky lizard on a string
- a couple lollipops
- a balloon from the party
Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of the food but we kept food this year very simple and sweet. Order a few large pizzas from Papa Murphy's and made them as they were devoured. Perfect party food for parents and kids! For drinks I let guests choose whether they wanted bottled water or soda.
This was our party agenda this year:
- Arrival of guests/eating food
- Pin the tongue on the Snake
- "Find the Snakes"
- Sing Happy Birthday/Cake Eating
- Opening gifts
The morning of the party Daryl did a lot of the handmade items. He cut out and made the pin the tongue on the snake game (which was a hit!) and he made the amazing cake pictured below:
Isn't it amazing? Everyone loved his cake, especially Zaden.
Here's a bunch of other photos my sister Ti took for me towards the end of the party for those of you who are interested in taking a peek: