Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday!!

Can it be??  Liam turns 5 years old on March 20th???  He will be off to Kindergarten before I know it.  He is very excited about school and turning 5 because he also gets to head to Disney with his Grandpa and Grandma Waibel in 11 days!!!  We had Liam's birthday party on Saturday night.  He is a puzzle maniac and so we did a puzzle themed party.  
 Here are the invites I found online that were free printables.  After I printed them off, I thought why not cut them up and make everyone do a puzzle to figure out what the picture was and what the back of them said for information on the party.  So this is what it looked like when I put them into envelopes.

 We started his party off with a Menu of Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Lettuce Salad, Tapioca Jello Salad, Chips and Drink.  Here is the kids table....
                                       The older boys sat at the bar area as usual.


Adult table
 Of course a birthday is not a birthday without the gifts at this age......so he set to work opening his gifts.



He was pretty excited about his 50+ glow sticks he got.  He loves to use one of these at night as his "night light".  Of course by morning they are no good and have lost their glow, but thankfully you can find these things at the dollor store:).
 I looked high and low for a cake pan of some sort to resemble a puzzle piece.  I looked for decor that had puzzle pieces on them, but sadly was unable to find such things.  I did find a picture of a cake that was for Autism Awareness (as that is what a puzzle piece represents....I had no idea!) So I decided to create my own.  I used a 9x13 pan using 2 cake mixes.  Baked it and then set to work carving it out.  I asked Liam what his favorite colors were and he told me blue and green so I decided to decorate in those colors.
 Made some large puzzle pieces to decorate on the table with and then made a few puzzle piece streamers to hang from the light at the center of the table where the kiddos sat.  Overall I think he had a blast:).  He does keep reminding me that he isn't 5 yet....so I am sure when March 20th rolls around he will gladly proclaim he is finally 5!!  Happy Birthday little man!!  We love you so much.


7 comments:

Sarah said...

the invites and the cake are SO COOL!!

Kelli Blog said...

You did a Great job on the cake and decor. The cake was very yummy too! Thanks for having us :)

Mindy said...

That is a super fun idea for a party!! Love it! I can't believe he is 5!!!!!

Joy said...

Super cute! The cake is awesome! I love the big puzzle pieces and streamers, so creative! Are you decorating more:) sorry we missed the party. Looks like you had a good turn out though. Ellie's hair is cute, looks longer too. Not fair:)

Sandra said...

Thanks guys! Joy: not decorating more than usual. I always like to have a table cloth that is theme related or decor like bob the builder toys on table when he had bob the builder but this time there was no puzzle theme stuff out there so I had to get a bit more creative. Ellie's hair looks longer because I straightened it with a flat iron.

Erica Gutwein said...

Great job on the decorations and cake (as always)! Can't believe your little man is going to be 5!

The Gudeman's said...

Great job on the cake!!!