Today was Declan's 2nd birthday party. He loves the movie "Cars" so we went with that theme for his party. I had so much fun scouring the internet and coming up with ideas for the theme!
Brad drew an incredible picture of Lightning McQueen to go over our fire place. I made a cute birthday banner and painted a chalkboard with some facts about Declan. We put all of his little cars up on the mantle. It was really cute because Declan saw it and took the rest of his cars and lined them up in the same way. He's such a sweetheart!
Here's Luigi's Tower of Tires. I apologize for the blurry photos. I didn't realize until too late that my camera was on a funky setting.
Here's the sign that was over the table!
We also had Ramone's House of Body Art which included Cars Tattoos and a design your own car paper.
Paula brought Declan a Radiator Racers flag to decorate for our party!
I drew a Radiator Springs sign to help direct traffic.
Brad and I made a race track for the kids to race their cars down the hall to the "finish line."
My favorite part was the Pit Pass I designed for the kids. Each child got a lanyard and a VIP pit pass along with a race car to play with for the day.
I also drew Route 66 signs that we put outside to show the way to Radiator Springs.
Saturday while Declan and I were at Trysha's, Brad decorate the cake I baked. It turned out AMAZING!! He is so talented.
We also baked cupcakes and I made little toppers for them with stickers and a toothpick.
For the rest of our "eats" we had Guido's pizza rolls, Mater's Tater Tots, Sally's Stop Light Fruit, Piston Cup popcorn,
Mao and Bop arrived early with Elias and Great Nana. We had borrowed a bouncy house from a neighborhood group. It wasn't the best bouncy house, but the kids still had a great time! Declan and Elias bounced together for Great Nana.
Our other guests, including the Linns, Hansons, Grospes, Crabers, Uncle Todd, the Fairies, the Clarksons, Grand Paula, Cousin Dan, and Christiane all arrived.
The kids loved racing their cars on the race track, getting tattoos and decorating their own race car. Most of the kids bounced in the bouncy house too!
Declan loved blowing out the candle on his cake.
After eating cake, we opened presents. Declan loved having all eyes on him as he opened each gift. He doesn't understand that he's supposed to keep opening one after the other. After each one he wanted to walk around the room and show it to everyone. It was pretty cute. He was so excited to see each toy or book. He got puzzles, books, balls, legos, cars, dinosaurs, WSU and Christmas pjs, and more. He was so spoiled and loved today!
Here he is opening presents. ;-)
After all of our race fans left, Declan helped us clean up. He was so excited to get to play with some of his toys. He played and played while Brad and I deflated the bouncy house and did some more cleaning.
After all of our race fans left, Declan helped us clean up. He was so excited to get to play with some of his toys. He played and played while Brad and I deflated the bouncy house and did some more cleaning. He was exhausted after so much fun and let us know it was time for bed! We had a great day together.