I racked my brain for two long months to decide what 'theme' we were going to have for Henry's birthday this year. I asked him over and over again what he would like to have and he just kept telling me 'No party! CHOCOLATE CAKE MOMMY!' Okay, okay...to my dismay, I will be trading out the delicious butter pecan cake I've made the last two years for a chocolate one. Anything to please my boy!
Still, the fact that he really isn't into anything new and obviously doesn't care what we have did not make my decision easier. I honestly thought of just bright colors and the number 3, no big deal, no big theme, no hassle. Just a good old plain birthday party with friends and family...and chocolate cake. But this honestly made me sad. I LOVE planning his birthday every year, it's one of my absolute favorite things to do.
So I thought and thought and brainstormed and asked Henry over and over and over again if he would like 'this' party or 'that' party (and he always told me no) until finally I said 'Henry, do you want to have an ice-cream party this year with lots and lots of ice-cream and goodies to put on top?' and to my absolute pleasure and surprise, the kid got excited about it and said yes.
I had my theme and so I started brain-storming, browsing Pinterest, and coming up with fun ideas. I won't give all of those away yet - I'd rather photograph all the fun at his party next month, but I did finish (I think it's finished, tell me it's finished so I'll stop playing with it...) his invitation!
I think it turned out pretty cool. And because I like to be all nostalgic, here are the invitations I made from the first two years: