We did it. Bentleigh turned 4 and I did not have a complete and total meltdown. This year for his birthday I wanted to do something that he is interested in, but with a more modern twist. I knew he was getting a bike for his birthday, so we went with that. It is made to look like a motocross bike and he has always been fascinated by them. He has a signed checkered flag from a racer he saw and I thought, “How perfect!” We are still, yes still, in the process of redoing their room with a black and white theme, so it worked perfect to use items we already had. We used orange as an accent color and I think it turned out perfect. Let me tell you the lack of items at the party store was a joke. Apparently anything not cartoon themed is not worth the space on the shelf. Even the cake…no motocross themes. I just picked a background that worked, told them not to put any toys on it, and bought my own. So we made do with what we had and got creative. Used some cones from my dad’s work truck and lots and lots of streamers and balloons.
I like to keep it semi simple as far as locations go. Some of his friends are still young as well as Hurleigh, and I know even Bentleigh can get overwhelmed when there are too many things going on, so we had a small get together at my dads. That gave the kids a chance to run around with each other and play with out getting upset that they have to stop and play for things like cake and presents. Also the parents could talk without worrying their child was going to run off and get taken…or destroy anything lol. It was small and intimate and I totally loved it.
He was totally spoiled. He loved every gift. His hat and tee are from the amazing Slyfox Threads! Thank you Hannah! He loves them and you (:
Thank you to everyone that came and to everyone that gave him gifts. It was so amazing and he had the best time. Now off to plan a second birthday lol (: