On Sunday, the day before his actual birthday, we celebrated with friends and family.
In the months leading up to Jaxson's birthday I had been searching through pinterest hoping to glean some inspiration. Boy, did I ever. Jaxson loves Monsters Inc. so I figured a monster theme was fitting.
There were so many great ideas and I was eventually led to Etsy where I found a cool pdf file that could be purchased, downloaded, printed out and then assembled. Since I don't consider myself to be very crafty this was the perfect solution for me.
|Jaxson's cake was made by a friend of the family and it turned out fantastic! It was so adorable and tasted delicious!|
|Jaxson's very own monster zone!|
I had an old spiderman pinata from last year that I thought I could recover and make into a monster. It didn't really work out so we stuck with spiderman. It was so adorable to watch the little 3 and 4 year olds (and Kendra) try to break the pinata. When they realized they couldn't do it, I was called upon.
I ended up breaking the broom handle in half and not even a dent in the pinata! That thing was strong. It took Brandon with a 2x4 to break it!
After opening each one of his presents he had to show it to all of his friends. This made for a very long process of opening gifts.
He received a little acoustic guitar and upon opening it he jumped on top of his chair and proceeded to sing and dance for everyone. :)
It really was so much fun and I can not thank our families enough for all of their hard work to help pull off this party! I think I was more excited about the decorations than Jaxson was! I am already brainstorming ideas for Kendra's party in August!