Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Parker's Knights and Dragons Birthday Party!... {the details}

First off, I apologize in advance for the gazillion pictures in this post. I just couldn't leave anything out!

While I know party planning isn't for everyone it is really fun for me. The boys look forward to each party so much, and even choose the theme months in advance. Parker told me last October that he wanted a "dragon party" and has stuck with it!. I wasn't sure what to do at just a dragon party, so I expanded the theme a bit and made it into "Knights and Dragons".

The cake/ dessert table included a delicious castle cake made by Lisa Teeples. Suckers that said "Happy Birthday Parker" and homemade lemon and chocolate cake truffles. Along with different platters and bowls of silver, red, and blue candy!

My cute mom read this book to all the kids, and I also used it as a decoration.

There were lots of favors around, so each guest got a gold bag to fill up with all of their treasures.

Of course each boy got a sword (purchased from amazon.com) and a shield (made by me), and each girl got a tiara and wand. We had 16 boys and 11 girls!

Each guest had a goblet to drink from, and take home.

and a favor box at each place to fill up with treats.

We had Barbacoa Pork Salad for dinner.

This cute castle tent was decor, and also a gift to Park Man from us.

The birthday boy, and his super cute shirt!

These 6 foot tall knights stood on either side of the favor and dessert tables.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Parker's Knights and Dragons Birthday Party!... {the friends and fun}

Parker's Party was so much fun. I hope that everyone enjoyed themselves, I know that we sure did!

As each family arrived the kids found their very own swords and shields (for the boys),and tiara and wands (for the girls). They had so much fun sword fighting, and running around.

My handsome 3 year old boy.

Beautiful Princess BrookeLynn.

50+ guests eating dinner!

My Mom did such a great job (as always) reading the kids this cute story.

Parker's biggest request for the party was that we have a baby dragon come (of course a big dragon can't come, it would bite us all... duh!) So our friend came with her boy, who just happened to get a bearded dragon for Christmas! Wish granted Parkman!!!

Parker's weakness is suckers!!!

Decorating their dragons.

The pinata was great, it was strong enough for each kid to get a turn hitting. Then on the second time around the big kids got it open for us.

Singing Happy Birthday, and blowing out his candles. Parker had the cutest little grin on his face the whole time.

First choice of a piece was for Parker :)

Opening presents.

At home with his loot, what a sweet sweet (spoiled!) little boy!

I had such a great time planning and throwing this party. I hope that everyone who came enjoyed themselves as much as I did! We appreciate you all so much.

HaPpY BiRtHdAy PaRkeR!!!