I had looked into a bunch of different party options to help us celebrate, but kept coming back to the fact that most of our friends have young kids and renting out a bar/restaurant or really any night event would lead to a bunch of people all looking for babysitters! So, instead, we invited all our local family and friends over to celebrate at our house and we had the event catered by one of our favorite Mexican restaurants.
Before the party could get underway, I had a little surprise in store for Nick. On Thursday evening, an announcement went up on our front lawn.
Not long ago, Georgia and I spotted a different birthday announcement in front of a house in our neighborhood. Georgia never forgot it and kept asking if I was going to do something like that for Daddy's birthday. So, I hunted down the company (website HERE). It was so easy - I picked out the colors, saying, and did everything right on their website.
Nick and I were watching television when the truck pulled up and some sneaky little elves came onto our lawn to set up the sign. Nick never heard them while I was secretly watching on our RING doorbell camera app. It wasn't until we were headed up to bed that Nick looked out the front windows and spotted the sign!
The entire weekend was filled with rain, but we got a decent look at the sign the following morning.
By Sunday morning, we were finally able to grab a few family pictures with the sign before the company came to take everything down.
Rewinding a bit... we celebrated Nick's actual birthday on Friday with our immediate family.
On Saturday, I was a busy little bee setting up for the party. We had hoped to have an outdoor party on the deck and in the back yard with a movie to entertain all the kids, but we had to switch up the plans as it rained all day... again!
|Items purchased through Party City, Oriental Trading Company and a variety of Etsy sellers (including: PeanutGalleryStore, CharmingTouchParties, and PRINTSbyMAdesign)|
My favorite item for the party were these cupcake toppers that I ordered from Etsy seller PinkFishShop.
|They also made a great hair accessory|
|The kids watching a movie in the basement instead of in the back yard|
|Grant may have met himself a match in Miss Collins|
|A few of my fave co-workers|
|Under the influence of sangria!|
|When you are up way past your bedtime, but you're still chowing down on snacks under the dining room table!|
Thanks so much to all our friends, family and neighbors for joining us in celebrating the birthday boy... and for some very entertaining gifts!!