Since this summer has been quite busy with Titus arriving and Mike traveling for two weeks straight, I couldn’t decide if I was going to go all out for Kai’s third birthday or keep it simple. A part of me felt guilty simply because I didn’t want him to think that we weren’t going to celebrate since little brother arrived (which I’m sure he wouldn’t have even noticed)…but I knew trying to do too much would overwhelm me more than necessary. So after shopping around in hopes of doing it outside of the house, I realized that it is far cheaper to do a house party than to go anywhere! For the last few birthdays I have always budgeted around $150-$200 (I love a great party, but I don’t think you have to kill your wallet either). When I noticed that the venues I was looking at didn’t really give me much bang for my buck – I knew I could figure something fun and simple this year!
Luckily Kai is obsessed with Super Hero Squad…everything is related to Spiderman, Superman, anything super and incredible. I had high hopes of making capes and felt masks that our guests could decorate, but I guess I had forgotten that I just gave birth. So with some help from a midnight run to Wal-Mart I scooped up the perfect items for the party. I love creating themes and being original with our birthdays, but I gave myself a break this time around. I love how everything turned out honestly. We rented a bounce house since our yard is large enough and everyone went home exhausted (isn’t that the goal). To watch Kai’s face light up when we sang to him made it all worth it. Some things I did include this year were table crafts that were a hit with a mask, coloring sheet, crayons, and of course a gift cup with candy and a few themed school supplies! And of course my sister made THE MOST amazing cake that was incredibly delicious!
I’m so happy that we kept it simple this year. I of course hope to get back to our original themed birthdays and can’t wait to see what we do for Titus! I know I don’t want him to grow at all, but I sure do love a great celebration!! I can’t believe our sweet boy is THREE. He amazes me daily and he most certainly is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me in ever sense.