Sunday, January 1, 2012

One Monster of a Birthday Party

Tate's 4th birthday party was held at a pumpkin patch with a monster theme. With a young baby and a new job, I didn't put as much effort into this one as I have in prior years, but I still had a little fun with it...

The Monster theme was carried through in the invites and thank you notes (done by my friend Eleanor at Pink Peppermint Paper...love her work!)...
Real googly eyes were used throughout. The thank you notes have a cyclops and say "Thanks. I've had my eye on that.""


The tables were set with polka dot tablecloths and the centerpieces were pumpkins and gourds painted like monsters.


 


(The food table had monster fingers (cheetos), eyeballs (grapes), and monster theme cupcakes.)


 The pumpkin patch offered plenty of entertainment, and the kids got to:


....ride tractors...


 ...go on a hayride...


 ...feed some animals....


 ...and feed themselves...
(I love this pic of cousin Blake)


 Tate had a blast with his friends!



His favorite present was a real Darth Vader helmet from his Aunt Brooke


Some of Tate's friends from school came. 






  And Lily Jane was there, blending in with the pumpkins.


 Each kid got to pick a pumpkin, which they took home in a monster bag as their favor. 

And at the end, Tate said (completely unsolicited), "I had so much fun today, Mom and Dad. I want a group hug!"  And we were happy to oblige! 

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