James’ space-themed birthday party was on Saturday and it was an absolute blast. As always, we went full-theme:
I know you’re thinking, “Heather, you look hot!” and you’re right. My costume was 1,000 degrees. Luckily, Mike and the kids’ costumes were much cooler.
All the kids got jet packs, plus they (and the adults) could grab head bobbers if they wanted them.
I had a few things planned for the kids. After they each arrived, we took them to “outer space,” aka, our play room, which we’d completely blacked-out and made into a glow-in-the-dark fun area.
I wasn’t sure if the kids would think the room was boring, or scary, or both, but they all loooooved it. We threw in some light-up balloons and glow sticks, and it was a space jam out there.
Once all the kids had arrived, it was time for the big show. Since James is a bubble freak, we had a “Bubblist” come make amazing bubbles. If you are ever looking for an idea to entertain kids from ages 0-10, go with a bubble show (this is the one we used, our Bubblist was awesome.). The Bubblist made all sorts of amazing bubbles, talked about science, and was very friendly and entertaining. Every kid was totally into it!
The coolest part was the kids got to go IN a bubble:
After the show, the kids got to go outside and make their own bubbles.
This was easily James’ favorite part of the day:
At one point, he got fully into a tub. He just really wanted to be one with the bubbles.
Of course, no party of ours is complete without a piñata.
I made the kids line up in age order, which allowed every kid to get a crack at the piñata before I ripped it open and dumped it out on all of them:
Then it was cake time!
James had no interest in blowing out his own candles, but luckily he had a helper:
He did not, however, need any help eating it:
In all, everyone had a ton of fun at the party. It made me so happy to see my beloved family and friends enjoying themselves. I love all of their kids like my own, so to see them all wearing jet packs, squealing at the bubbles, and laughing together made my heart feel like it was going to burst. My face hurt from smiling at the end of the day.
Of course, my little birthday boy’s happiness was number one, and his big day was great. He got cake, bubbles, and a ton of love and kisses from everyone (also some pretty amazing toys, kid is set), who could ask for anything more?
Pics by my awesome cousins Leah and Ted! Thanks, you guys!
Edit: I’ll post party details tomorrow!
So awesome!!! How fun!
I am mesmerized by the fact that despite your hot-hot costume, your hair looks shiny and beautiful in the cake-delivery picture.
Also, I want a Bubblist at my next birthday party, and I will be 32. That’s awesome. Really, the whole party is awesome, but I am fascinated by the Bubbling.
If writing doesn’t work out, please be a party planner. You are one of those enviable multi-talented pinteresty types. Seriously, party looks AWESOME!!!! So creative!!! Hope James has a wonderful second year of life!
I agree! Party/Event planning should definitely be your next career. I know so many people who pay out the wazoo for these mega parties at this hottest spot and your house parties look ten times better and more fun.
PS– ” . . . it was an absolute blast . . .” As in blast off, right? Couldn’t resist, sorry. Snort, chortle, guffaw!
Wendy Constantinoff says:
What a great party. I love bubbles
LD's Mom says:
I wish we were real life friends instead of internet friends, so LD and I could come to all your parties!;) Well done!
You are so creative, Heather! What a great idea for a party. Glad everyone had fun.
Looks like a fun day for all! What a great birthday theme!
I think bubblist is my new favourite word (and job!)
Seriously, though, the party looked ahhhhmazing. Happy birthday (and cake day!) James.
James looks like a Scarlett O’Hara with his hand thrown across his forehead in the cake/candle pic!
Ahhhhh, what a great time! So sad we missed it!
Yet another absolutely PERFECT Birthday theme and party — you are AMAZING!!!! I aspire to be like you with my daughter’s themed birthday parties, half-ass and all.
that looks like such an awesome party, love everything, including your costumes! But wait, are those space alien balloon toys??? Because that is…can’t resist…out of this world!!!
What a blast! No pun intended. Well, now that I think about it… You can tell those kids are having so much fun. I have never heard of a bubblist. See, you’re never too old to learn
Kristen in CO says:
Everything about this party looks AMAZING. I’m pretty sure “bubblist” is an LA (NYC?)-specific thing. We don’t have that here in Denver. I know, because I just checked! Fantastic planning and execution. Your parties are marvelous. And…wait for it…legendary. Well done, Heather!
Wow, that party is out of this world! You are so creative. I can’t imagine how much time it took to put that fantastic party together! Your kids will have such wonderful memories of their birthday parties.
The Jetsons couldn’t have thrown a better space party. WOW! So very cool.
Amazing party! I would have loved a party like that as a kid. Who am I kidding? I would love that now and I’m 38!