Finally, on the fourth one I feel I've gotten the hang of this - even though I feel like I went a bit more overboard than I had intended. Oh well - not to be too cynical, but I honestly can't know if I'll ever have another 4th birthday party to host, so go big or go home I guess.
It's a running joke in our family about how I tend to over provide food at get together's and this time I think I balanced it just right. A few selections of the boys favorites snacks, his favorite pizza delivered and I still have leftovers! However, it felt so wrong leaving the grocery store with just a couple bags of Cheetos and treats and not a big spread.
We had plans to take the family bowling for the party, but the birthday boy woke up that morning with a headcold that morning so we just staid in. The majority of my pictures involve someone wiping their nose; sometimes it was even on a kleenex. He had a sleep over at Grandma's the night before so we could clean and I will say it was fun to surprise him with the set up that morning.
This kiddo is pretty blessed with some awesome and thoughtful family who make these days special.
The Playmobil people and most of the little dragons around the food were birthday presents, but the things on the mantle, swords and trees were from the toy box. I have to say that I'm pretty happy with the mantle banner - I put the sticky letters on pre-cut pennants and it actually turned out just like I wanted.