Sporty 3rd Birthday!
This year was a fun year for my sons birthday, this was the first year he really understood what was going on and he talked about for weeks before. Every morning he would talk about his party and who he wanted to invite, he told me what kind of cake he wanted, and he told us (what seemed like every minute) what toys and games he wanted. He was ready to turn 3! (It meant that he wasn't little anymore.)
Daddy and the birthday boy!
We originally wanted to have the party at the local fire house, but supposedly there was an event that day (I don't recall anything going on, which is very disappointing, hopefully it was just rescheduled). So we switched gears and went for a Sports Themed All-Star Party. We used our church fellowship hall which is also a gym, so there was plenty of room for kids to run. There was also a playground outside that we ended up using also. My son had a blast! He told us how much he liked it, it was great!
Here is what we did, the invitations were from Simone Made It, I really recommend her products, they were really easy to use and she has a pretty large variety of different party themed packages.
This is the one we used, the ticket invitation is what sold me!
Even though I made up everything, I ended up only using the invitation and the bag toppers. I ran out of time setting up and I decided I wasn't going to try to control a room of 2-3 year olds.
The cake is always my favorite part. My son loves chocolate and that is all he wanted, I decided on doing half chocolate and half yellow. He kept telling me he wanted a tiered cake like on the cover of Dr. Seuss' Happy Birthday to You! But I wasn't going to make a tiered cake for a 3 year old. I was looking on Pinterest, like I do way too often, and came across a really neat cake in the shape of a 3, so I used that as my inspiration. You can see my inspiration here. It was really easy, make two bundt cakes and cut to form a 3, (I used boxed cakes so no recipes sorry.) I decided to ice the cake to look like balls to keep with the theme.
When it came to the other snacks, we decided to keep with ball park flavors. We had "nachos", Corn dog bites, peanuts, and just for a healthy alternative, a veggie platter...
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