My big boy just turned two. That’s a scary thought. I have now been a mom for over two years. Nonetheless, it is not as scary as the fact than sooner rather than later he’ll be a teenager and I will have to deal with testosterone peaks and girlfriend drama. But for now, I will just enjoy my two year old, pretend the terrible two’s don’t exist and show you some pictures of his birthday party.
As the evidence shows, the theme was Disney’s Cars 2. I really don’t like using specific characters when planning a party and I prefer to do most of the decorations myself. This time around, I had to give in as I had just had a baby and had been in Jakarta for just a little over two weeks before Evan’s birthday. Since Cars is currently très fashionable it was easy enough to find lots of party supplies.
It was a small party with about 10 kids and their parents. For the menu we had an array of hors d’oeuvres including a cheese tray, fruit, veggie sticks, bruschetta, mini-pizzas and spring rolls, we’re in Asia after all.
I made a fondant cake and sugar cookies shaped as trophies, cars and the number two. When the time came for Evan to blow the candle he got a bit scared of the flame but blew it anyway.
The Cars tent was a success with kids and parents alike and everybody left happy with their goody bag full of Cars knick-knacks and candy I’m sure will be consumed by the parents rather than the kids.
Josh was excited to see so much movement and stayed up for most of the party.
All in all, it was a success in that Evan had a great time and actually realized that it was all about him that day.