For those of you who know me well, I am sure you are SHOCKED that it has taken me so long to post all the WONDERFULNESS of that day. (You know, since I start planning all the details for their NEXT Birthday 11 months 30 days after their CURRENT Birthday...LMAO!)
I have taken an extended break from blogging for a variety of reasons but I was feeling a little "refreshed" this evening and thought I'd post pics of the kids 3rd Birthday Party...Dr. Seuss Style!
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|Nothing sets the stage for a fun celebration than a really cool invite. I made these online at uprint where they will send you a digital file that you can print as many or as few as you need.|
|I love personalized banners and given how inexpensive they are, I feel that they truly add something special to a very special day for the kids!|
|I printed out a bunch of Dr. Seuss "wisdom quotes" from his books and posted them all over the house.|
|As silly as Dr. Seuss books are...|
|...there is some great "messages" in his writing!!|
|I also displayed all the Dr. Seuss books we had all over the house...|
|...including the washroom! LOL!|
|Gotta have balloons!|
|Another little something I did was write cute sayings on Thing 1 and 2 cards. This one is from the ABC book but in the washroom I wrote, "You Would Not. Could Not. Forget to Wash Your Hands."|
|The "spread" included: veggies, fruit, sandwiches, cheese, crackers & chips.|
|I colored the mayo green for the egg salad sandwiches for the "Green Eggs" & made simple ham sandwiches to go with them...it was HIT!|
|The kids had a blast eating at their own separate kid size tables. (purchased at IKEA for only $25 a set which includes 1 table, 2 chairs)|
|As always, the cakes are an important part of Ave & Bryce's Birthday.|
|Keeping with tradition over the last 2 years, we got them a "joint" cupcake cake for all the guests with their picture on it.|
|And then they each got their own "Special" cake! Being twins, I think it's important to make sure they each feel like individuals on their Birthday and this is one of the many ways I try to do that.|
|In the past I have spent WAY too much money on these smaller cakes. These ones were from Safeway for only $20/each and I added my own custom decorations to match the theme.|
THE GAMES & ENTERTAINMENT
|At 3 years old, there wasn't many games I could come up with that I thought would be appropriate so the kids played in the playroom most of the time.|
|...they dropped a "fishing rod" into the "pond" where I had Calvin (one of the older kids) hidden and he attached a box of Swedish Fish to the end of the pole and gave it a "tug" and each kid reeled in their "Catch of the day"! It was a TOTAL HIT!|
|Adults and kids alike got into the Dr. Seuss spirit by wearing the famous...|
|..."Cat In the Hat" Hats!|
I figure I only got this...MAYBE the following 5th year (????) to choose the themes so, I best take advantage of it while I can!
Happy 3rd Birthday Ave & Bryce!!!
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go"
-I can read with my eyes shut!