So, I'm finally posting pictures from Nikhil's birthday. The party just kept getting bigger and bigger - I'm not sure how. I did a Cat in the Hat theme, since he loves the TV show, it's one of his favorites. But, I did want to use all the Dr. Seuss pre-made stuff that's for sale, I wanted to do things myself. My friend, Daphne Hargrove, took most of the pictures. She's an amazing photographer and was so sweet to come armed with her camera.
I swiped the idea for the invite from this blog. It had a lot of great ideas on there for Dr. Seuss food ideas, but since we were having the party around dinner time, I didn't really use any of the food ideas.
When guests arrived, they were greeted with a Dr. Seuss book to sign.
I rented 3 kids tables with these cute chairs (I think the total was like $30!) and then put them all together. I wanted the kids to have their own table, since there were 25 children invited and they seemed to love having their own seats.
For the adult tables, I made red/white striped hats out of Gerber puffs cans and red flower pom poms.
The big splurge was getting a bounce house. But, it was well worth the money - everyone enjoyed it, and I loved seeing Nikhil's face as the castle was inflated.
Instead of a gift, my parents got Nikhil a balloon guy and this guy was terrific. Nikhil was so happy.
Here's the food stations. I didn't keep with the Cat in the Hat theme just because I wanted to have food that people would actually eat. I had a separate adult and keiki menu. And, we also had a sushi bar - it was actually a really good deal and we had more than enough food.
My mother-in-law bought this singing candle which unfolded into a flower when lit. It kept singing, even after we threw it in the trash for 2 days (we were warned about this!)
|My good friend, Hope, and her son.|
|Our AWESOME nanny Shawna and her fiance.|
And, here's the final shot of the gift bag table.
All in all, a great birthday party for Nikhil! You can see all of the pictures from the party here