Well the little guy couldn’t have had a more perfect day for his birthday or his birthday party. Here, in Wisconsin, we welcome 70 degree weather in October. The little guy requested a Badger birthday party so that is what he got. Obviously, they don’t really make stuff for Badger birthday parties, it is more for tailgating/football parties. Anyhow, we did our best to make it fun and festive. Since he was only turning three it was mostly family and just a few little ones.
One way we decorated for the party was switching out our gallery art for birthday/badger related art.
The coffee print was replaced with this happy birthday sign that the husband whipped up real quick.
The Halloween word art was replaced with a big three, because he is 3! Hard to believe. They grow up so fast.
The mirror got dressed up with the balloon wreath (you can find out how I made that here). Loving it!
The anniversary/family est. date was replaced with Quinn’s birth date. The Bucky was actually printed off a long time ago by the hubs. He intended him for his bags game or was it beer pong that he was going to make? Either way it seems priorities have changed. The motion W’s on the plates below were also printed off to go on the hubs creation.
So all the changes/switches were made. Everything was red, black and white and then there were these blue plates just hanging out. Something had to be done! I wrapped the the plates up in crepe paper and slapped on motion W with scotch tape and voila! Instant, cheap fix.
In front of the gallery wall we set up the dessert table.
You can find out how to make that balloon topiary here. The Bucky Badger cookies were made by my mom (go GiGi!). We also blew up some balloons and tied them with fishing line and hung them in the windows to add to the festive mood.
Instead of cake we did cupcakes, because I like to enjoy a party and I wanted to enjoy the little guy and not be stuck serving cake. Cupcakes are self-serve (score). We also hung his Wisconsin flag in the window. Turned out to make a kind of cool backdrop for photos.
Sorry, I just don’t get sick of looking at that sweet face. Turns out there were tons of things I failed to get pictures of, like the giant bouncy house that we rented in the backyard. I think it was a hit (even with the adults). Some highlights include: Quinn showing his fish off to his friends. He turned the tank so they could see and the fish just sunk to the bottom. Whoops! When did that happen? He also yelled out “I rock” when we were singing happy birthday to him. Only Quinn! My dad calls him the Jim Belushi of two-year-olds. All in all it was a super fun day. Most importantly the little guy had a blast and felt special. Now I just have to get him to understand his birthday is over and he has to wait until next year.
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