I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Our weekend was jam packed from start to finish! Friday, I spent the majority of the day shopping for and creating last minute preparations for the party on Sunday. On Saturday, the boys & I drove down to the Orrville Tractor Show. Easton enjoyed a pony ride and getting to see a parade of vintage tractors passing by.
I chose a “Dinosaurs & Pumpkins” theme for his party this year because from the first time I knew I was pregnant with a boy I always envisioned dinosaurs! There’s something that just screams “Little Boy” when it comes to brontosauruses, velociraptors, and tyrannosauruses! Easton also comes up to me every now and then and says, “Mommy, look! I’m a big bad dinosaur” in his deepest voice. I had nailed down the theme but wanted something different from all of the other dinosaur parties you see floating around on Pinterest! I’ve really started to gravitate toward modern, minimalist decor and loved the idea of a monochrome party! I love the clean look of black and white with pops of gold tucked everywhere!
Believe it or not, it was really easy finding supplies in these colors! The only issue I ran into was finding black balloons in our town! Apparently, black balloons are the color of choice! Who would’ve thought?! Our Walmart store was out of them and Dollar Tree nor Dollar General had them in black. My sweet mother in law tracked some down at a local florist.
I decided to do a small party at home surrounded by our closest family. This year, Easton’s birthday falls on Monday so a simple get-together Sunday afternoon was what fit our schedule best. To me, there’s nothing more meaningful than a homemade birthday cake! I really don’t see the big deal in spending $80-$100 on a cake when your toddler is going to stick his finger straight into the top of it! I bought two boxes of Pillsbury Devil’s Food Sugar Free Cake Mix from Walmart and made a decadent, two layer cake myself and topped it with crushed chocolate chip cookies to resemble dirt! It was SO moist and I may or may not have had some for breakfast this morning!
We had pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate and I fixed a s’mores cheeseball that was INSANE! (Recipe coming soon!) Also, I picked up these chocolate cupcakes from the bakery. I already had some glitter pumpkin toppers I had purchased on Etsy and sprinkled the tops with gold sugar. They went perfectly with the party and tasted phenomenal..just ask Easton!
I decided to paint little plastic pumpkins and dinosaurs to match the theme. The pumpkins were brushed white and gold. Each dinosaur had their own party hat or banner to celebrate the birthday boy’s special day. These little guys were so much fun to paint! Almost therapeutic!
Our family blessed Easton with so many sweet gifts yesterday! Our boy is so loved and each person that came has contributed to him being the kind and loving child that he is!
It doesn’t feel like it’s been three years since this precious child was placed in my arms. We have made so many memories in these few years and I look forward to making many more in the years to come. It is such a privilege raising both of my boys and I will always consider them to be the greatest joy of my life. I don’t know if Easton will be able to look back one day and see how much time or love was poured into his birthday party. But I do hope that he will know how much love I felt the night of his actual birth. It’s a feeling nothing can ever compare to!
I thought it would be cool to start doing a fun “Birthday Interview” with the boys to see how they change over the course of each year. So, I’m going to let Easton take over from here and answer a few questions and tell us what it’s like being three!
How old are you? I’m..well..thwee! This number! (Shows me on his fingers!)
What makes you happy? Cookies!!
What is your favorite toy? All of my toys make me happy!
What is your favorite animal? Cows and pigs!
What is your favorite thing to sleep with? Dan Dan! (His Tiger pillow)
What is your favorite color? Red and Blue..lots of blue!!
What is your favorite fruit? Apples
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cinnamon rolls and donuts! I like them both!
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Pizza
What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner? Chips
What is your favorite drink? Chocolate milk
What is your favorite dessert? Scooby snacks
What food doesn’t taste good to you? Peas and carrots don’t taste good.
What is your favorite thing to do? Playing with cars and racetracks
What is your favorite tv show? Paw Patrol and Dugee
What is your favorite movie? Scooby Doo
What is your favorite song? Holy holy holy..
What are you really good at? Doing puzzles.
Who is the coolest person on Earth? YOU!!!
What do you and Mama do together? Clean the house
What do you and Daddy do together? Cutting grass
When you were a baby, what did you do? I wasn’t a baby! I was a big boy!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? The chocolate chip place to drink and eat!
Who is your best friend? You are! And I’m your best friend!
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Cut cut with my lawnmower!
What is your favorite book? Lots and lots of my books!
What do you want to be when you grow up? Work with Daddy!
So, happy to have the answers to these sweet little questions to look back on! We’ve made it through the twos! Now, time to put our seatbelt on and get ready for the threes!