Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Jackson's 6th Birthday Party

We had Jackson's 6th Birthday Party this past Saturday, Oct. 21st at Crestwood Park (which is just down the street from our house.) Aside from it being super windy and blowing the birthday banner down numerous times and everything from bowls of "nuts and bolts", table cloths, presents and even food/drinks off the tables, it was a great day and we had so much fun celebrating Jackson!

Jackson wanted a Cars 3 themed party, so that's what we went with! It was such a fun theme for decorating. We had the party at 2:00 in the afternoon so we just did snack food and cupcakes. We served "Hot Rod" Queso Dip and Chips, Mater's Dip Sticks (soft pretzel bites), Sally's Cozy Cones (Bugles) and Rust-Eze Tune-Up Lube (squeezable applesauce for the little kids). We also had Mack's Motor Oil (Grape Juice),  Flo's Fuel (Apple Juice) and Cruz's Coolant (Bottles of Water). For the table centerpieces we had filled bowls with an m&m and peanut mix and we called it Nuts and Bolts. Unfortunately the wind was too strong and kept blowing them over, spilling all the nuts and bolts onto the ground. So we ended up putting them in two heavier duty bowls up on the gift table.

Jackson and I made the cutest favors for his party. I saw it on Pinterest (where else?) and new it would be perfect. It was 2 cars (I got them from Dollar Tree 3/$1) in a little bag with a cute tag that read "I hope you had a wheelie great time at my party! -Jackson. We even made some for him to take to school for his birthday (since you can't bring a snack anymore). Those read, I'm wheelie glad we're friends! Thanks for celebrating my 6th birthday with me! -Jackson.

After eating and letting the kids play on the playground for a while, we sang happy birthday to the birthday boy and let him open his presents!

With all the wind, it was nearly impossible to light his candles, so he had to be quick in blowing them out. ;-)

It was such a fun party and everyone had a great time celebrating Jackson!