So my youngest has a summer birthday....in the deep HOT south.
In past years we've gutted out those birthdays outside at home......with the exception of those wimpier party guests who couldn't hang and spent most of it in the AC inside watching the festivities from the window.
Like I said. Wimps.
Anyway, I decided to do things a little different this year and find something in the cool indoors for my little man's fourth birthday.
I suppose you could say I was feeling a little lazy.
There. I said it.
Luckily though it worked out 'cause the birthday boy was all over the idea of a "super cool" bowling party.
It's all in how you present it, I always say.
Here are a few of the photos from the photo shoot that we did for the party invitation.
The many faces of Reeves.
I love Crazy boy.
Jessica of Modern Moments Designs did the party paper goods.
Fabulous as always. In every single way.
That woman completes me.
Since the venue kinda didn't call for a whole ton of decorations and such, I put most of my efforts into cute party favors for the kiddos.
I had Jessica design tshirts and socks for each of the kids.
Personalized with names on the front and party logo on the back.
Don't be thrown off by the green cookie cake there. The colors of the party goods were teal and gold.
Apparently, that cookie decorator lady thought green was better suited to match the BLUE invitation that I left as a guide for her.
Weird. Just plain weird.
The Party Bowlers all in their team shirts.
So cute they were.
I designed and created a couple of large coordinating photo keepsakes with metal eyes to attach the table balloons to.
Worked out perfectly.
Jessica had already come up with the gummy candy, soda favors and bowling pin pens that went into the little muslin bags for her own son's party.
I loved it and simply followed suit.
The gummies and soda were big hits with the kiddos that I spoke to after the party.
I might have even eaten a few of the extra gummy burgers after my littles went to bed.
Amazing to work with.
I just love it when things are easy like that and folks know what they're doing.
The birthday boy and his big brother there.
And some pretty fantastic confetti cupcakes all dressed up for the party.
'Twas a really fun party and my baby had a great time seeing some of his school friends over the summer break.
Oh, and if you're looking for the secret to getting a high party attendance, try doing what I did.
Schedule it on a Monday afternoon. In the dead of summer. When mommas are at their wit's end and looking for stuff to keep the little ones busy during the day.
Worked out great for us!
That birthday boy was so excited.
Nothing beats that big smile.