A week ago today J turned three years old – I’ve finally started to come to terms with the fact that he’s no longer a baby and is growing into a proper little boy. We decided that rather than have a larger party at home like he has the past couple of years, that we would just have a mini pizza party at home on his actual birthday – the Thursday – then have a soft play/pub party with some friends on the Friday. So the lucky little man effectively had a two day birthday bash!
We had a fairly relaxed day for his birthday #1 and just had presents and play time, with a walk in his new minion onesie thrown in – he insisted he go out in it! He loved all of his presents, which N also helped him to open even though he wasn’t interested in opening his own on his birthday! We didn’t get him many toys as the boys have more than enough between them, it was mainly clothes as he was in need.
He’s obsessed with minions at the minute so we had a minion theme for his party at home and we reviewed these supplies which he loved. I just did some pizzas, potato wedges, garlic dough balls and chicken strips – a yummy feast!
We finished off with some cupcakes as he had a minion cake for his bigger party. He had a sparkler which he loved but I managed to find a spare ‘2’ candle from last year for him to blow out…
On the Friday we had arranged to meet some friends & family at a local pub with soft play area at 5pm for play time and we had a table booked for a meal at 6pm. The kids loved the soft play and N spent a whole hour just sat in the baby ball pool (which he looked buried in!). We then went for our meal – not everyone who was invited came so even though we booked a bigger table, there was enough of us there anyway. After our meal I handed out the party bags and then we had the best part – cake! The minion cake was another creation by my mum and J absolutely loved it – it’s all he had been asking for his birthday for months!