8.02.2010

fire trucks, power rangers, dump trucks, oh my.

so when i asked milo what kind of birthday party he wanted, he responded with
"i want a fire truck party.  and a power ranger party.  and i like cars.  and construction stuff."
okay.
easy enough.
so, i set out to create a fire truck/power ranger/cars/construction zone themed party.
here's what i came up with...
the invite---i used red duck tape on there, to give it a more manly feel.
the goodie bags for the kiddos were in car lunch bags (that i found for .39 cents at the goodwill) and i also got each kid a construction worker hat.
see my flowers in the dump truck?

had a few of these hanging around.
i got the idea from this blog to stick the silverware in the dump truck.
clever, no?
the red rectangles hanging are duck tape on twine.
i got that idea from "smile and wave" as well.

i tried to make everything orange, yellow or red.
 our local grocery store had crush on sale, so i grabbed some.
here is the cake.
and this is the only place that a power ranger made an appearance.
the shape of the cake looked more like a limo, rather than a fire truck.
not my best cake, but milo loved it.
at one point, all the other kids were inside playing, and i caught this sweet moment between milo and his buddy.
they were seriously talking, like 2 old men that were just catching up over lunch.
it was hilarious.
anderson, party of 6.
milo had a fab time.
and in the end...that's all that matters!

18 comments:

  1. such a fun party! i loved all the ideas, i really need to roll up my sleeves and get more creative with my kids bdays. He looks so handsome and super happy, glad he had a great day! Luv the family photo!! I like how you 2 girls are both doing the same sweet/protective arm pose on the boys next to you, so cool! :)

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  2. what an awesome party theme. love the pictures, too sweet!

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  3. awesome party!! i dont know how you do it... i only have one kid (only for another 10 weeks tho) but i know how crazy bday party planning can be. your cake is great!

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  4. you are officially the creative super-mom of the year. props to you for fulfilling the birthday party desires of a 3 year old! amazing. he's a complete cutie. i love his big boy hairstyle.
    love you,
    jenn

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  5. I love that everything was so simple and fun, Emily. Well done! Love the family pic too ;)

    Glad your little big man had such a great day!

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  6. aww what fun! I think you did a great job on the cake ~ love the buttons! :)

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  7. Cute party!! Awww, Milo is just so stinking cute!!! Love all of the birthday party ideas!! Cute!:)

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  8. Where have I been? Using duct tape is brillant!!! It's always so hard for me to make a cool boys party unless camo is involved. BTW loved the cake and that was an awesome goodwill score, loved it!

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  9. love it! you did a great job combining all those manly things into one nice package!

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  10. man, i wish i was there to give him some birthday spankin's. love the decor...you rocked it!

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  11. love all of it! Great job!!

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  12. Happy Birthday!! What an awesome party! Love the pictures Emily!! xo

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  13. LOVE the favors. Might be stealin' that one in the future. ;)

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  14. So fun to follow the grown-up Em!! You are an amazing woman - wife and mother and personage! I'm loving catching up on you and your family's life. Congrats on the new family member.

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  15. i love how you've been bit by my lovely friend hillary (cleo) northrop. she's very sweet :)

    ok the decor is awesome and the cake is super cute! u did a great great marvelous great job.

    when i do big parites for my kids, at the end of the day i just wanna hear my lover tell me over and over how good i did. i hope ur lover did that for you too :)

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  16. Where did you get the paper lanterns? I just saw a fun project using them, but I don't know where to find them.

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  17. hi there! in the second photo, you have 3 sweet photo collages hanging. i was wondering if you could tell me where you got those print. I LOVE THEM! thanks.

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