Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thomas & Cars Party!

We didn't go anything over the top for Caleb this year. We decided just to have a few of his friends over and make it simple.

Look at my birthday boy:

It took him a while to warm up to the fact that it is his birthday and really get excited. Once he came downstairs and saw the decorations he was thrilled.

I used the banner I made for Jamison's will really come in handy for parties!

Rondell got Caleb this Thomas balloon...Caleb showed it to everyone who came over.

Here are Jamison and Caleb watching a Thomas movie while waiting for his friends to arrive.

Jocelyn was there.

And so was Mila. My in laws also brought their niece Mya (I'm sorry I forgot her picture). Unfortunately for Caleb I don't have many friends with boys his age.

The kids had Happy Meals...Caleb is not a fan of pizza but LOVES chicken nuggets and french fries.

Here's the cake. Caleb kept going back and forth about whether he wanted a Thomas party or a Cars party. I thought he finally decided on Thomas, but when I told him I ordered his Thomas cake he said "and Cars." So I found some Cars cake toppers and viola...a Thomas/Cars cake. He loved it!

I got a Thomas table covering and Cars plates and napkins.

All set to blow out the candles.

Caleb got a lot of fun stuff for his birthday, including a Thomas scooter, some blocks, a fun game, books and clothes, but this shirt was MY favorite. Maw Maw (Rondell's mom) bought it and it is so fitting for Mr. Caleb.


jenjen said...

Happy Birthday Caleb! What a fun party! That shirt cracks me up. I am glad he had a fun time!


ohio12 said...

Darling boy and darling party! My kids are always changing their minds about the "theme" after I have started planning as well. I love that you combined it.

Once my sister planned this whole princess party for her daughter. Then when they went to get balloons, the daughter insisted on Elmo baloons. She had to do it because it is supposed to be for the kid, but it kind of messed up her theme. :)

~Bobbi~ said...

Great idea on the Happy Meals!

I'm in love with that banner girl. Fabulous. We're making your chicken club sandwiches tonight, and was thinking of you.

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Carrie said...

I love the cake cute idea!

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

Carrie said...

LOL! That shirt is cute! FUN decorations and what a neat cake! I love it all! I need to go back and see how you made that banner...I would love to make one for Emily! Her birthday is coming up March 4th! 6! Waaaah! haha! It looked like so much fun, he is too adorable!

Kim3278 said...

Happy Birthday Caleb. We had the same cake (without the cars) and table cloth. ( I liked it too)..

LOVE, love ,love the shirt. Too cute. I really did want to ask about the banner...did you do that? Beautiful. Tutorial???

I have a MILA in my life too neice. WOW! We must be kindered...

Have a great day.

Michelle said...

I am glad he had a fun party, Thomas/Cars = transportation party to me! Very cute and I love that you incorporated all his favorites! That shirt is great!

Vivienne said...

I love the pictures! The one of Caleb with Big sis is priceless!

Kelli said...

LOVE that cake! :) One year my daughter wanted a cake with Scooby and friends, and about three other cartoon characters on it. So that's what we did! Gotta keep 'em happy. ;)

Joanna said...

What a very cute party! I have never thought about putting themes together. What a terrific idea! Kelsie was so hard to please and can never decide. I am totally mixing themes this year!

Lyndsey said...

Happy birthday to Caleb!!! He is so sweet. And I love how you did the cake. It looks like he had a perfect birthday! Good job mom! :)

Miller Racing Family said...

Happy Birthday Caleb! The party does look like a blast. I say the simply parties are always more fun. I love the birthday cake and the shirt cracked me up.
Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Emily said...

Precious. I love the birthday post too. Happy Birthday, Caleb!

Becca said...

Looks like a great party- love the Thomas/Cars compromise!!


Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a fun and oh so boyish birthday party! I love that he wanted both, so you just mixed them together! You are such a great mommy! I love the idea of getting happy meals for the kiddos too!

jaydee said...

Kelli.... what a gorgeous day it must have been for all of you. Happy Birthday, Caleb! I loved the joining of cars/Thomas! brilliant! Vising your blog always makes me smile... thank you for giving me an extra wide smile today.

Katie said...

That shirt...ha, ha, ha! We need one too.

Angie S said...

I love the cake idea...Cars and Thomas!!

Caleb is so cute, and looks like a super big boy!

Great job on the it! Looks like a fun time.