I had planned to have a cookout and let the kids enjoy running around outside during the party. Last Monday the weather for Saturday looked like something like this - 68*, 15% chance of scattered showers. I started praying that God would change those chances. He did. He thinks he's funny. The chances were changed all right. From 15% scattered to 90% unscattered. So my plans changed (as they often do!) and I had a friend hook me up with a sweet deal from Papa Johns. All that to say, I started baking cakes at 9:00 Friday night since I suddenly needed the inside of my house to be much cleaner and party ready than I had prepared for. Behind much?? I knew I was going to do colorful dots all over the big cake. I thought that was what I was going to do for the smash cake. While I did the crumb coat an idea struck me. Make the smash cake look like the birthday shirt!
I love the way the colors pop!
Speaking of pops. I made marshmallow pops for the first time. Despite being a bit time consuming they were very easy to make. And they are very yummy. More of those fun colors!
I bought the little buckets at Hobby Lobby. Orange and blue are my favorite boy colors. They're also Auburn's colors. War Eagle!
The birthday boy had lots of fun! He ate lots of pizza and fruit. And enjoyed all the attention.
He really enjoyed his cake! After picking at it for a while in true to him fashion he used it for a drum.
It was a really good day. I am so thankful that we have this sweet boy in our lives! And I'm thankful for friends who were able to celebrate his day with us. He was worn out by the end of the night.
I hope I get many more nights of snuggling like this. I know they won't last forever.