Skip to main content

Party Planning

I can hardly believe that my baby boy will be turning FOUR in less than two weeks. In fear of being too cliche, let me ask you this....  Where did the time go?  Really, where?!?!

Anyway, with another birthday upon us, I have exhausted pinterest looking for party ideas.  This years he's wanted the following themes: Dinosaurs, Monster Trucks, Hot Wheels, Louisville Cardinals, Angels In The Outfield, Rookie Of The Year, and Super Heroes.  It literally changes every two days.  I finally made him stick with one idea, and he settled on....drum roll please...SUPER HEROES!!!

With a theme in place I started planning the perfect party.  Through this process I realized that (at least for me) the planning was becoming more about me, and less about him.  I wanted a party my friends would enjoy, my friends would talk about, and my friends would pin to their boards.

That's when I decided it was time to scale back.  I don't want to throw a party that would cost more than the presents.  After all, Eli could care less what snacks I serve as long as there is cake.  He could care less about decorations as long as there is something with a super hero on it.  He could care less if there are a hundred people there or five as long as he is the center of attention.

So with Eli in mind, I decided to plan a party that was all about him.  For starters, we are not having it at our house this year.  With family staying all night and two kiddos in the house, it will save a lot of time and stress if I have it elsewhere.  We'll be celebrating at the park...outside...where the kids can run free!!

Obviously, this isn't a park.  I pinned it anyway because I like the use of balloons in primary colors as a focal point.  It will be a cheap and easy way to decorate the shelter.  

 In addition to balloons, our Dollar Tree has plastic tablecloths that can be spruced up like the one you see above.  You would be amazed what $2 and a roll of Scotch Tape can do! 

In the past, we've had Eli's party in the evenings which means that we have to feed our guests dinner.  Again, this gets costly, and Eli would much rather stuff himself full of sweets, so this year we are having the party in the afternoon which means that we're going back to good, ole cake and ice cream.

I think I'm going to order a few dozen brightly colored cupcakes from Sam's Club.  I'm going to add my own toppers like you see above.  They'll be simple enough to make, and the DIY project will save me a ton of money that I can use on presents. 

I also like the idea of candy being served in kid friendly sized containers.  Don't get me wrong, I love the beautiful tables I see on pinteresr with Apothecary jars full of goodies, but let's get real.  It takes a ton of money to fill them up, and who trusts a bunch of kids around glass?  Not this Momma!!!!

While I'm at the Dollar Tree, I'll pick up some cheap candy like in the picture above. 

As for drinks, this will be an outdoor party, in August!  To prevent dehydration and to save money, I'm gonna pick up some mini water bottles and add my own labels.  Cheap, ease and fun!!

I'm not a huge fan of character plates and stuff, however, this is about Eli!  If he wants it tacky cartoon plates, then that's what he'll get...especially at seventeen cents a piece!!! 

One final pinterest inflatable Spiderman.  Let's hope I can find one!!

Ya'll this is going to be a low key party.  Everything I need will be coming from the Dollar Tree or Sam's Club.  Eric will design the "add ons" and with a little creativity and glue gun magic, we'll have ourselves a party fit for a super hero!!!


  1. 1. Pinterest Parties are for pinning, not actually doing! Ha! Who has time for that??
    2. That party sounds awesome, but def not "simple". Let me know if you need any help!

  2. If mums are staying there is a good chance that small babies will stay as well and you need to allow for them in space, numbers & organisation
    visit:Party Plan


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

A New Decade

Happy 2020, everyone!  I know I'm a month and a half behind, but ya'll, January was brutal!  Not brutal in a tragic kind of way but in a "life will wear you out" kind of way. It started off with the flu...times three!  Eric, Ellie and I had Flu B and missed the first week back to school and work.  Then Eli was diagnosed with Flu A two weeks later.  Thankfully, my in-laws stepped in to help so that we didn't have to miss any more time at work. On top of the sickness, we listed our house for sale. The work it takes getting ready for market is just crazy. But we also have people coming in and out of our home at all hours and it's just kinda overwhelming. Plus, we are finalizing everything with the builder. In full transparency, working with the builder has been the easiest part! Maybe I'll do a little update on the whole building process later this week.  Now that the dust has settled on 2020, I'm going to try my very hardest to keep this litt

Mother's Day Memories

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I want to start by saying that my heart and prayers go out to the "Mommies in Waiting" and to those who are missing their Momma on this special day.  You are not forgotten. We started Mother's Day at church with our crew, and we were lucky enough to be in the nursery.  We let Eli tag along, and he helped facility "Derby Races" around the table while the kids were on riding toys.  It was a hoot!  We also made cards for the mommies. We had some leftovers at home for lunch and then I spent some time laying out while Eric worked on the pool.  It was almost 90 degrees and the perfect way to relax on my special day! Eric made me a shrimp boil for dinner, and we took a family trip to Dairy Queen.  They also have presents coming later this week for me.  Basically, they are awesome!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Have I ever told you that Eli loves sports?  Ha!  I look back at him with baseballs and basketballs at 18 months old ,and it blows my mind that he's still so interested.   The thing is, he doesn't discriminate.  Baseball, basketball, football, name it, we play it! Not only do we play sports all day, we also have to watch certain videos on Youtube.   We watch "Boys of Fall," while wearing a football helmet. We watch Alabama's "Cheap Seats,"  John Fogerty's"Centerfield," and Kenny Rogers,  "The Greatest" while holding a bat, carrying a ball, and wearing a batting helmet. And now, thanks to Space Jam, we have to listen to the movie sound track while shooting hoops!  That's a blast from the past! He hasn't found a song about soccer or golf...YET! And with all that playing, who has time to run inside for a potty break?  Not this boy! I never thought