He asked for a LEGO cake...but was perfectly happy to hand out cupcakes with fondant Legos on top. Boys are easy to please, which is great (especially if it's a week before Christmas).
I do feel bad that the poor kid has to compete with Christmas...it's hard to plan his party, everyone has a lot going on (including his mother). These cupcakes were simple and cute, and not too difficult to make.
Since I was sending them home with the kids at the end of the party, I packaged them in clear 9oz cups. Portable, and cute! Maybe kind of hard to eat. Not impossible, but definitely required a little finesse. The butter cream icing had dried enough, that when they popped out, it wasn't a giant mess on your hands. I tested one before I sent them out :)
I kind of wished afterward, that I'd added some colorful sprinkles or something to the top. I mentioned that to Rugger and he acted like it was a really weird idea, so whatever!
At one point there were 17 kids, and they kind of trickled in randomly. Like I said...crazy time of year :)
Rugger can read his own cards now, he's so proud of that! I can't believe how grown up he's getting...where did that little baby go?
I love that he's so independent. He could not have cared less that everyone else was done eating and had run off to play. He was still hungry (100% boy) and sat there and polished off four pieces of pizza.
I loved that my brother and his family came during naps and drove over an hour to get here. Rugger is such a lucky kid. I love our people.
Speaking of uncles...Rock Star Uncle moment right here. My sister's husband hauled his four boys (the oldest is only 5!) to the party, all by himself. Did I mention it was during nap time?!! There was no other way around it, our weekend was completely packed except for a four-hour window in the afternoon.
Thanks to our peeps, for making my big boy feel special on his big day! He had a blast :)
We have a big day planned...Children's Museum with friends, daddy home for the afternoon, dinner out (his choice!), cake with Grandparents...
Happy 7th Birthday to my oldest boy, we love you so much!