This was seriously one of the funnest birthday parties I have ever done for my kids! When I was trying to think of a theme for Ry's 3rd birthday, I really didn't want to get sucked into Toy Story, Cars, or other Disney mania (Disney...I luv ya. No hard feelings). Since Ry has loved his scooter this summer, I typed in Scooter Party on Pinterest and there it was...an amazing party oozing with fun activities. Creativity heaven just waiting to be scooped up . Thanks to Gallamore West for providing such a great party idea. I emailed her and she even kindly sent me her scooter image that I was able to manipulate and use for all the printing. I am a CPA, so I can totally execute plans, but I love all the right-brain love on the internet!
I was feeling extra crafty...so I made this cute burlap banner and added some ball fringe to the party hats.
(Pinterest makes you crazy like that).
And I love this felt circle garland. 300 hand-cut circles and my MIL's help with a sewing machine, and I now have yards of garland to use over and over. I love it!
I found this vintage toy scooter on ebay as part of a doll-house collection for the cake. So perfect. But when I put it on top of the cake it sunk into the frosting. Oh well. It still looks cute.
All the party guests....Ry's cousins! He couldn't love these guys more. They truly are his bestest friends. Even the older ones. He adores them. Thank you SOOO much to my SIL for driving up from Portland with her boys and my sister (who major injured her back the day before) miraculously making it with her girls! Ry was in heaven with this crew to celebrate!
Activity #1: Make you own sweet scooter. Royal icing for the glue.
Next up. Dinner.
Some of Ry's favorite including hot dogs and donuts.
Activity #3: Birthday Parade.
When I was little I totally remember decorating my bike for the local parade sometime during the summer. Why don't we do that anymore??
The kids thought it was the greatest thing ever.
Getting the bikes and scooters all decorated. As luck would have it, we were doing this in the hottest part of the day. But the kids had a great time perfecting their decorations....especially Paige. She loves all things art. It was so cute. She could have spent all day just taping and cutting. And Brynn just got her new scooter the day before as her potty training reward! Good timing!
I also taped playing cards to the bike frames so it would hit the spokes and turn their bikes "into" motorcycles. My kids still have them on there 3 weeks later.
Let the parade begin!
After the parade...presents and cake.
It was so much fun to plan! And even better to see the smile on Ry's face. He loved it.
The kids were all great and only minor stresses...
(including Addy spilling juice which attracted bees to the lunch table! And the unusually hot weather which we aren't used to in the PNW).
So grateful for this little person all my own.
Happy 3rd birthday to my sweet scooter-loving boy!