This is the invitation I sent out to family and friends. I think this ended up being one of my favorite details from the party! They turned out so cool, and I was so happy with them.
With the party being in the garage this year, we had a little more planning, setting up, and executing to do. Only one wall in our garage is "finished" and I don't like the looks of the typical garage and all the stuff that comes with it---not when it comes to hosting a party, anyway. So, I sought out to seek help. I always go to my Mom. She always has a solution, and is always more than willing to help. Combine that with her party planning skills, and it's always the best match.
I wanted the walls in the garage covered, so my Mom helped us hang black curtains from the ceiling. I am so bummed I didn't get any pictures of our work in progress. Nothing! Carl says I am slacking....I came back with "I am busy!" My Mom also has a big piece of carpet that she uses in her garage, so we borrowed that for the evening. It was perfect.
It's amazing what those black curtains did to our garage. It looked so finished, and it was fabulous---exactly what I had in mind.
We made Mr. Potato head, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and "Andy's Room" posters to hang from the black curtains in the garage. I also don't have any pictures of us making these, either. Such a bummer. They were the perfect addition and made for great decorations!
I dressed up like the character "Jessie" and Carson was "Woody." I tried to do some major convincing to have Carl dress up like "Buzz Lightyear" but I just couldn't do the trick.
Nattie and DiDi:
Papa Brouwer: (He claims his Potato head was "left handed." Ha)
After presents, we had dessert. I made cupcakes with Toy Story toppers, and Carson had fun blowing out his "3" candle. We all sang happy birthday to the special birthday boy, and then he blew out his candle. There may or may not have been some spit involved with the blowing part of this activity :)
Grandma Sally was home this year to help our little Wee Lad celebrate his 3rd birthday, and that was so fun! We really enjoyed having her attend the party, and are so thankful for her.
This year's party was a huge success. I think everyone that attended enjoyed themselves, and the birthday boy was beyond ecstatic. He was smiling from ear to ear during the party, and was showing some sure signs of his amount of gratefulness that he was feeling. I always enjoy family get togethers. Whether it be holiday meals, birthday party, holiday traditions, or just for fun gatherings, they always prove to be so much fun. Carson really enjoys playing with his cousins, and we as adults, are constantly reminded and thankful for our loving support system we call family.
We did it. We pulled it off. The Toy Story birthday party was a huge success, and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. We are so thankful for everyone who came and helped us celebrate this precious little boy of ours!