The winner of the Get Air party is Stacy.
Congrats Stacy! I am sure your kids are going to have a BLAST.
This year Alan picked to have a Transformers party. Can I tell you... I was not excited about the Transformers theme. I was especially NOT excited about making a Transformers cake, mainly because red, navy, and grey are not the most appetizing colors. But here is something I have learned in my 6 short years of being the mother to little boys. Sometimes boys just like tacky stuff. They like bright red shirts with Mario on them or anything with Spiderman or Transformer on it. And as the mother of a boy it is your job to seek out the least tacky of the things they love so you can both be happy. Don't get me wrong. I love Transformers, those movies are awesome. I just don't really want to decorate with them.
For Alan's party I must admit I gave in to the tacky. After all I knew when Alan said he wanted Transformers that meant he wanted Transformers plastered from one end of the party space to the other. That said I really tried hard to keep things simple.
For the invites I kept it very simple. I just Googled Optimus Prime, downloaded a picture that was a free wallpaper image and then added the words in Picasa. Then all I had to do was print and cut them out. Super easy since I was only letting Alan invite 4 friends. That is nearly impossible in my neighborhood. There are 5 kids Alan's age in just the 5 houses next to ours.
For the cake I found this cute little Optimus Prime cake topper that is also a spoon that the birthday kid can use to eat his cake. Alan loves it.
At the party each kid got a cupcake and we saved the cake for the family party later that day. I first baked the cupcakes in the Transformers liners and then slipped them into another liner so they looked pretty. I topped the cupcakes with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee rings.
I put Transformer stuff where ever I could. Don't you just love the super cool "birthday card" from Alan's Aunt Andrea? Did you know you could just mail a box of candy?
And yet somehow he managed to win. I got the coloring book at the dollar store.
After lunch the kids went on a treasure hunt for Energon. Optimus Prime left them clues so they could find the Energon and defeat the Decepticons. I had those boys running all over the place. :)
They were very excited when they found it.
I added more loot to the treasure after this picture was taken, but this is a pretty good sampling of what the kids all got in their treat bags.
Then we opened presents and had cake and ice cream.
I had another game planned for after cake and ice cream, but once the presents were opened all they wanted to do was play. So I let them. They were having fun right?