For this year’s party, Noah requested a “Pidah-mem Birfday” (aka Spiderman Birthday). His party was today, and despite the weather being pretty yucky, we had a really great time. First on the planning list was invitations, which I made in Publisher.
When Noah saw the invites, the first thing he said was “PIDAH-MEM!” The second thing he said, true to his form, was “I’m not wearing THAT shirt to my party!” He said he would be wearing an Aggie shirt – big surprise. I made him a Spiderman shirt, instead, in the hopes of getting him to agree to a color other than maroon.
It must have passed muster because he wore it without complaint on party day!
Decorations were pretty minimal. I picked up a set of Spiderman table decorations…
…and added these little “spider pops”.
This larger-than-human sized balloon watched over the party from a high corner in the pavilion. Slightly creepy – but the kids loved him.
Noah was blessed to have most of his favorite people in attendance, and they wore themselves out on the playground.
Rylan was in town, so he stopped by (along with the rest of the Collins crew).
Ben was thrilled to see Tanner and introduced him to one of his new buddies from church, Jake.
Gracie enjoyed some quality time with Grandad.
Then she moved on to a yummy spider pop snack.
Emily is another of Ben’s favorites (and Jake’s big sister). I can neither confirm nor deny that he declared his love to her in a Valentine’s Day card last month.
Love these ladies! Fraunt Jen, Baby Brecken, and Emily’s mommy – Sara – holding Baby Abby.
Lunch was hot dogs, chips, cheese (Noah’s favorite) and fruit. (He specifically requested strawberries and we added in some grapes.)
I think the birthday boy approved – judging by his ketchup/berry/cheetoh smeared face. :)
After lunch it was piñata time.
Noah took the first couple of swings…
…and then politely handed the baton off to the next friend in line. Noah Lambert (or “Other Noah”, as my Noah calls him) was up second.
Each kiddo got 1 turn before Ben went last and smashed our little crepe paper Spidey to pieces. Cole, Michael, and Rylan all had some pretty noteworthy swings!
Then it was a candy free for all.
My little guys immediately dug into their candy bags. They fight like cats and dogs, but when the weekend was over and Michael went home, Noah kept asking about “Mitoll”.
Noah showed off his candy loot to Paw Paw & Dee Dee.
Before the party ended, we sang to Noah and cut his Spiderman cake.
I love how his cake came out. My favorite part was the clock showing 6:15 – the time my Noah bug was born THREE WHOLE YEARS AGO!!!
My crazy guy – I apparently wasn’t cutting cake fast enough.
He makes the best faces!
We had such a great time! Noah gave each of his friends a Spiderman punch balloon as they left…
…and we had enough helium ballons for everyone to have one of those, too.
As soon as we got home, all the kids needed a good scrubbing. I think that’s the mark of a successful party. :)
Happy Happy Birthday to our Noah Bug and thank you to all of our sweet friends who celebrated with us!