On June 3rd, Ethan turned 4! We threw a racecar-themed party for him. It was the first time we had thrown him a birthday party, so it was an adventure for us all. While I was preparing all the party details, I began to feel a little overwhelmed, so my ever "saving the day" husband rescued me and took the day off of work to help with the party. Thanks, Jeff!
After serving lunch to the kids and parents, we made our own license plates out of foam cut-out letters and string.
After everyone had their own license plate to wear, we all pretended to be racecars and play "Red Light-Green Light." Now, playing this game with a bunch of 3 and 4-year-olds really just turns into a mass mob of kids running to the checkered finish line no matter how many times you say "red light" after they start running. It was pretty cute.
Next was the racecar piñata with the Lightening McQueen baseball bat.
For the birthday cupcakes, we did chocolate cupcakes with white frosting, orange sprinkles, Peachy-Oh's (for tires) and toothpicks with checkered flags!
Of course, the presents. We coached Ethan beforehand about always saying "thank you" and not making weird faces while opening presents. Obviously, he did pretty well.
He wasn't letting go of either of these presents.
We love you, Ethan! Happy Birthday!