A birthday party…

Yesterday was my baby’s 4th birthday!

I’ve never gone all out for my boys’ birthday parties. Well I did one year for my first one and decided to never do it again. It’s just not my thing and adds too much stress to a day that should be enjoyed and celebrated! Keep it simple, no huge super hero themes here, keep gifts at a minimum and just have fun! So we let the birthday boy pick which restaurant they want to go to; which of course is always McDonald’s! Ha. Then invite a couple friends over for cupcakes in the evening. He picked blue frosting for his cupcakes which complimented my red platter perfectly! Not that he cared but I loved it! The rest of the evening was filled with giggles on the trampoline, wrestling, bubbles, sword fights with bubble wands, and of course fighting over the new toy!

I threw together the bunting and cupcake toppers in about 15 minutes! Seriously, it’s that easy! I found this great pdf online; printed, cut, glued and there was my decorations for the party! It was a gorgeous evening out so I quickly washed down the table and chairs in our screen porch which had accumulated a few inches of dust during the winter and spring. Throw the cupcakes on the table, add a few antique half pint jars of milk, and string up the bunting! Add a very happy 4 yo, his brothers and a few friends and we have a party!!

Happy Birthday to my baby boy!

(All opinions expressed above are simply that; my opinions. If you like throwing big elaborate birthday parties; by all means, do so! And we’ll come and enjoy! hehe.)




  1. Jessie April 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Love the colours and I’m a sucker for flags! Happy Birthday to your little one.

  2. Maggie Fortson April 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Love those images! I am with you . . . simple is better 😉 Glad the party was fun!

  3. Marlene April 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Looks like you did just fine throwing a little party for your baby who’s not such a baby anymore… 🙂

  4. Alisia K April 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    happy birthday to him!
    ..i’m the same about birthdays!
    only once did i go all out. lol 😉

  5. elizabeth pellette April 29, 2011 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Thats awesome.. Happy 4th Birthday sounds like a great time was had by all.. and I like your idea.. you dont need to have a big chaotic party to make the birthday boy feel special. 🙂

  6. Jen from Windy Ridge April 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday to baby boy!

    That’s how we do them at WR. Nice and simple. No big production.
    (except for the little girls, and that just me having fun;)

  7. Mandy April 30, 2011 at 1:18 am - Reply

    It’s perfect 🙂
    Happy 4th to your sweetie!

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