3.09.2010

THREE

My little man turns 3 today. It is a very bitter sweet moment for me. He is our last child and 3 no longer feels "baby". That's a hard concept for me to swallow. Anyway, we had a surprise birthday party for him on Sunday and yes that means I did not watch the Oscars. We kept it small, just family. He was so excited and couldn't believe all the presents were for him. Here is my sweet boy...


His favorite movie is Cars, but I couldn't bring myself to go to Party City and load up on the typical so instead I did a movie theme and used all his Car car's as extra decor. Popcorn bags ready to be filled...



We had Car's playing and what's a movie without candy?


The centerpiece was a cake idea, well in this case, cupcake idea I found in this book. The confetti was made using tin foil and an extra large hole punch.



I had a cake plate full of mini cupcakes topped with a single marshmallow. He was so excited he blew out the candles before we finished singing Happy Birthday, ha!


Me and my little man...


I guess he will be my baby forever though... Did I mention how hard this is for me?

Details:

over sized balloon- I Luv Sugar {Jennifer was wonderful to work with. The balloons were a last minute addition and she got them to me fast- Thank You!}

popcorn boxes- Hobby Lobby

movie theater candy- World Market {on sale $6 for 6}

popcorn canisters- Target $1 aisle.

I have a guest blog over on So Chic today... Hostess gifts galore.

56 comments:

Cassie said...

What a fab little party and a huge happy birthday to your little man.

Three - he is officially a 'big boy' now!

xx

Maria said...

I love all of this...especially how low cost you did it and how stunning it all came out! Gideon shares the same undying love for cars too, but i really appreciate how you turned it into a movie theme, so clever!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Love how it came together without spending a fortune or hiring a party planner!

jj said...

I can't believe how big he has gotten and I didn't know he was your last! I understand how it is so hard bc the thought of being done after 2 is so sad. It goes too fast! Cute cute party. Happy Birthday KJ!
PS. I want to get in touch about taking pictures when we are home this summer!

Donna said...

I feel you!!! It goes by way to fast...the party looks great!

Smitten Design said...

what a creative party. i love the oversize balloon and must say jen is a delight to work with.

jennifer little said...

The party looks adorable! I am so glad the balloon arrived in time!! Thanks for the mention.

Happy third Birthday, buddy!

The Zhush said...

He is so cute! Looks just like you! I have a son, he is my youngest of 3, and he turns 4 the end of May...I totally understand! Great party ideas and really love that giant balloon! Congrats.

Design Esquire said...

It looks like you had a great time!

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

What a cutie he is! It must be so hard watching children go up---something I'm sure I'll experience when I have kids someday. You're a brave, adorable mother---I have a hard enough time with my puppy growing up : ) XO Katie

Kasey said...

now that is one fab party girlie!
love.love.

Staley Mc said...

Happy Birthday KJ! The party looks so cute!

Vanessa said...

Such adorable photos! I know - they grow up way too fast.

Susie (So Blessed) said...

Cute party...even cuter little boy! Today is my hubby's birthday, too. Hope your son
has a great day and that it's not
too sad for you that your baby is growing up...and yes, he will always be your baby. My babies are 24, 25 and 29!

amy and ann said...

he is just adorable! my little on eis 3 going on 4 this july! It is so hard to swallow. You are such a great mommy though so I know you are cherishing it well....xo. amy

Blueprint Bliss said...

Precious!

Kotori said...

Such a sweet party - Happy Birthday to your sweet boy. How do they grow up so fast?

Sarah C said...

The party looked so cute! Three is such a cute age and they do grow up way to fast. Cherish

Melissa said...

Such an adorable little man and party!!

Marija said...

What an adorable party (and you take GREAT pics!). My youngest turned 4 on Halloween and it makes me so sad but this is such a fun time - I have to remind myself to enjoy it! Much better than the Oscars :)

Marija

A Taste of T said...

Soooooooo adorable! You're a very graceful Mother ;)

Destination Inspiration said...

What a heart felt, fun birthday. I love what you did and I'm glad you didn't feel the need to go for commercial products. Love the photos too, very complimenting

bluehydrangea said...

oh, he is a big boy now!! and so adorable!!! I feel your pain!!

Jennifer said...

happy birthday, KJ!!

super-cute party, paula!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

love the photo of you two together and the party idea. those cupcakes are so cute!

OneCraftyFox said...

How cute! Looks like you had a great time.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I know how you feel about your baby!
I love your take on the cars theme, perfect.
Looks like so much fun! Happy Birthday to your baby!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

What a cutie he is! And such great looking birthday goodies. I know how you feel. I was saddened by age 3 with my little guy Ethan.... but then 8 years later LL came along. Hmmm I have to go through it all over. Hugs! xo
ps- fantastic picture of the two of you!

Estelle said...

Oh, I love that photo of the two of you together. Just beautiful. I feel your pain about our babies growing out of babyhood. It hurts but he will ALWAYS be your baby. Love the balloon too.

Katie said...

How fun! Love the cupcakes/popcorn! Great photos!

eden lang said...

aw, its so fun to see them grow and change but I agree it's heart breaking at the same time! they grow up TOO fast. the party looks adorable! I bet he was over the moon!

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LindsB said...

What a cutie!!

His birthday party is so cute, I LOVE the cupcake popcorn idea. So fun for a kids birthday!!

la la Lovely said...

what s sweetie! and what a fun party idea.....it does go too fast!!!

Full House said...

Oh I'm right there behind you, Paula. What a cute little guy, I bet he had such a wonderful birthday with all of those fun items.

Have fun savoring every moment with him while he is young.

Joslyn said...

what an adorable party lady...i totally hear you on "3"...babyhood slipping away. sigh.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

what a lovely party you put together! The popcorn cupcakes are awesome! Great picture - it's crazy how fast 3 years goes by isn't it? xo

Design Darling said...

you, your son, and the party pictures are all adorable. this post made me smile :)

Haven and Home said...

Ah that is bitter sweet. He is so cute!!!! At least he will always be your baby :)

Joyce said...

A wonderful birthday party that tops the Oscars any day. Happy Birthday little guy!! xo

Kathy Posey said...

GREAT ideas. Love them all, as usual.

Lavender and Lilies said...

Your centerpieces are adorable!

Gracie said...

That is a very cute and stylish little party. I'm sure it's hard for mum's to see their little ones growing up. I'm sure he will always be your baby. I love that photo of you together! x

vanessa said...

what a sweet party. happy birthday!

Iva said...

awwwww!!! he is darling!! happy 3rd birthday to him!!! my little man is 3 too!! ;)

Sarah Klassen said...

Awww! Happy Birthday to your little guy! He is very blessed to have such a warm and wonderful family :)

May God bless him with a wonderful, fun, and happy year ahead*

xoxo
Sarah

Two Brunettes said...

this party was brilliant!!

Elie's Papel said...

he is soooo adorable and the photos are amazing... congrats!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

so sweet Paula! You two are so adorable & yes, he'll be ur little baby forever!:)

Gaia said...

so sweet!
happy belated birthday to your lil boy!

p.s. : thos murshmallows muffin are simply fantastic!

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Pink to Green said...

Happy belated birthday to your little man! As always, beautiful photos!!

megan said...

A very Happy Birthday it was!

simply seleta said...

How heart-warming. He has your beautiful eyes!

Sarah said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your little man. Boys and cars = fun. What cute cupcakes!
My son, Jake turned 3 in Jan and it was ruff. They grow up too fast.

Cyma said...

I hear you, they grow too quick :(
But what a fabulous celebration, looks very relaxed but still packed with fun!

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