Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Benny & Nessy!

Benjamin & Lanessa turned 3 last Sunday. We had their birthday party with friends on Sat and then the family party on Sunday (their actually b-day). It was a lot of fun (and work). We really had a good time. They were so excited for their party. Everyday for like two weeks prior, they would ask if it was their party that day.

These were the invitations I made to go with their theme. We asked everyone to bring their favorite ride-on.

We delivered them in see-through CD envelopes.

Their b-day cake was four 9” round cakes stacked two high. I cut a little off each end to make them lay like a figure eight. The number 3 road was made with crushed up Oreo cookies and the road lines were Good 'n' Plenty candies. I printed traffic signs on cardstock from online clipart to make the road signs. I used the grass tip to make the green grass around the cakes.

Fun bun buggy filled with dip and veggies (I forgot to add the carrots). It had cucumber wheels and small cuts of carrot sticks for the axles.

I found some small orange cones at target. I bought a couple of large traffic cones to put on either side of the serving table from a construction supply store. I also found a cross guard's vest there too. I made a stop-and-go sign out of cardstock and attached it to a child size tennis racket. We played red-light green-light with it and then the kids had fun playing traffic guard too.

I found these way cute street signs at Toys R Us when we were in Idaho. There was also a Yield sign too. I just couldn’t find the picture. They stood about 3 feet high. We put them around where the kids could ride their bikes.

These were the Thank You's each family got before they left. The little car moves on the yellow stick to race to the finish line.

Stop light chocolate cookies for goodie boxes.

Goodie boxes were filled with friction racecars, bubbles, tattoos, sunglasses & stoplight cookies. I made the racing flags on the front of the boxes by cutting the sharp tips off of some flag toothpicks I found online and than hot glued them to the front. I had to cut one stick in half and mach it backup with the other end in order for them to lay flat.

Opening presents. They got a lot of fun new toys, and have been having so much fun playing with everything.



Trish that is so fun! You did a great job on their cake and the games looked like they would be really fun to play!
Happy (late) Birthday Benny and Nessy!


That looks like WAY too much work. How do you find time for all those crafts, goodie boxes and that cake, and still have time to take care of three kids and my brother?!! You are just too amazing. Give the babies kisses for me!


lol Nat! My secret is to start EARLY on getting things ready and also to stay up late every night, but I do that one anyways : )


Sorry you weren’t able to come down

Brian & Michelle


Wanna throw me a b-day party!?!?! did an awesome job!

Henke Family

The party was great Trisha. You didn't miss a thing. :)
Davy's Birthday is on Friday. We are just keeping it low-key. you know, cake, ice cream and family. I will let you know when we will all get together. It's very crazy right now because we are in the middle of a move, but we will take an hour or two to let him open some presents and blow out candles.


Very creative!! All those crafts and decorations were so cute! Love ya!


Boston, we’d love to help celebrate for Davy’s b-day. Just let us know what time. I know Josh will be working the closing shift on Friday, but I can take the kids over no problemo.


Wow Trisha can you do my kids' parties? That looks like a lot of fun. You did a lot of work! Great job!


What an absolutely adorable party! So many really good ideas! You should go into the party planning business!

Scary Mommy

LOVE this idea! So fun!!!

amy * stem *

Found you from TipJunkie and just have to congratulate you on a VERY cute party! Love it!



What a great party! I love all the creative ideas, everything looks amazing!!


Tip Junkie linked your party glad she did, I love it! My boys would love doing this for their party next party!