Thursday, February 27, 2014

basketball birthday party

I may or may not go all out with birthdays for our kids, but birthdays are so special to me.  We try to keep Christmas calm and simple and focus on Jesus.  However, since we don't spoil our kids all year long, their birthday is the day ALL for them.  This year was no different.  Bryce had a preschool party, a family/friend party, and his birthday day! 
We typically have family over to the house to celebrate birthdays, but since we had a separate party for preschool friends, I went ahead and planned a big ole' party for Bryce's other friends and our family.  This year Bryce asked for a basketball party.  All he wanted was a piñata!  We're so lucky to have a gym at our church that we can use for events like this.  It was a perfect place for the kids to run around and have fun! 

I found this fun shirt on Etsy!

I had no idea we would stumble upon a basketball piñata at Target after Bryce picked the theme and wanted a piñata!  I love his face in this picture.

Emmy had no interest in the piñata and threw the bat down immediately.  We were eventually able to get a little participation out of her!

We were able to get a few rounds out of the piñata before it fell (without busting).  After that, Jason just opened it and scattered the candy everywhere. 

I found basketball cupcakes on pinterest.  Mine didn't look as great at the example, but Bryce was happy. 

I found a parachute while cleaning the craft closet at church.  I thought it would be a great addition to the party.  Bryce wasn't too thrilled with the idea, but it was a big hit, and what a good photo-op!
The kids loved being under the parachute
and being on top of it!  It was SO fun!

Barbara was so good to remind me to get a family shot before the party was over.  Of course, I still didn't remember, but she did get this shot with all four of us in it!

We're so grateful to all our family and friends who love Bryce so much and who came out to celebrate his special day with him.  He was spoiled rotten and loved every second of it!  Thank you!!

1 comment:

Shipley Mommy said...

You got great shots--and his party was so fun for the kids (and adults too), and I think you did an awesome job on the cupcakes. I should have waited to leave until you took the family shot I told you to take ;) Thanks for the invite!