|Andrew with our long time friend, Elena, who came down to celebrate his birthday and watch his football game.|
We don't usually put on big birthday parties for our kids, celebrating with family is our general birthday procedure. But, since we are living in a new community, and our boys are trying to get to know other kids their age, I thought that maybe we would make an exception this year and let each one of the boys plan a little something more than the usual.
One of the boys gave Andrew a sack full of gag gifts, which he thought was an absolute scream! We knew that some tricks would be played with the whoopie cushion in the tent that night!
Birthday Breakfast Shenanigans:
Hamming it up with the bros.
Andrew and Henry are buds. This was their "let's have a peaceful birthday" pose.
Muscles. Of course. Every day it's muscles. Except from the pre-teen who is still half-asleep.
A bike was the only gift Andrew asked for, and since he had truly out-grown his old one we were happy to ablige.
Some of the boys who came to the party didn't understand why we had this crazy paper door with a hole in it hanging up. One of the boys was asking Andrew about it, and Andrew just laughed out loud and said, "Dude, it's a Hobbit door! Seriously, you have to watch the movies!" I retrieved the idea from Pinterest.
I was a little uncertain as to how I was going to make a L.O.R. cake for Andrew. The boys always insist that I make their cakes - store bought is for emergencies only! I put together a few ideas from Pinterest and blended them together with a few of my own. Amazingly, I think it turned out just fine!
The cake is 1-9 x 13" and 1-6" pan. The road is crushed peanuts, the door is a fudge stripe cookie, and the stones are m & m's. Ben helped with the placement of the Lego figures. I think if I could have found stone-like candy, it would have looked better than the m&m's, but I just used what I had on hand.
Samwise Snack Mix:
m & m's
Gollum's Goodies is just a bowl filled with a mixture of gummy candies.
We used worms, fish and bears.
The Elvish Elixir label was Ben's idea!