my favorite from the day, photo booth fun
the inspiration was nathan. he told us he wanted a superhero party, so that's what we did. we asked him which superhero specifically + he said, "SUPER NATE!" with enthusiasm! this helped us to decide that we would highlight each kiddo's inner superhero.
favor bags/ gift table + superhero entrance
my mom made a sign like this every birthday...love carrying on this tradition
decorations were simple + easy. a blue + red color palette + the kids' capes highlighting the backyard party with bright, vibrant colors. everything was handmade, from the invitations + decorations to the photo booth + capes.
each kiddo got a personalized cape
mask making station
yummy + healthy snacks
we made sure to have the party at 1pm so that we didn't have to feed everyone a true meal, we just offered a few yummy snacks + drinks
nathan gearing up for his party
handmade photo booth props
nate + daddy having fun in the photo booth
superheros taking over the backyard
the lab's truck backing in was almost as exciting as what was inside
to entertain these superheros we hired, the lab @ lakewood/ play dallas. everyone (parents included) really seemed to enjoy building + creating with the oversized blocks. the lab @ lakewood is definitely one of our favorite local companies! (might have to talk to Melissa about doing a feature soon)
nathan building away
it was a great day for everyone!
a special thank you to my sister + bryant for coming in town. my parents were out of town (in italy), so having my sister around to help was amazing! she took nathan that morning for a special birthday lunch, which gave brian + i time to set up + get ready, uninterrupted. thank you also to all of our friends who came to celebrate + stayed late to clean up + open presents together. we love you all!
tired + hot faces at the party
cookie time with the birthday boy
nathan is not a fan of cake, so cookies is the way we go for birthday parties. i called upon mama jud's cookies. she is the mom of an old friend/ co-worker + makes the most unbelievable cookies. they not only look exactly how i imagined, but they taste wonderful! if you are in the area + need decorative themed cookies, call mama jud.
it is so hard to believe you are already a three-year-old. we love watching you grow + watching your personality take shape. you are a very sweet boy. cautious in everything you do. you tell amazing, imaginative stories + are the funniest kid we know. you truly are our best friend. we love you big boy. we are so proud of who you are. always + forever, mommy + daddy