Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dirt Party!

When I asked J what he wanted for his birthday party, he replied "dump trucks." Now, you may or may not recall that's exactly what he had last year for his party - not sure if he really enjoyed it or what. But I tried to take a different spin on it so I didn't do the same things over again. These gorgeous photos courtesy of Aubrey, who's a fantastic photographer. (Click on her link!)

Snacks, of course...

"Dirt" cake in the back of a dump truck

A perfect candle extinguishing execution

Dirty kids eating the dirt cake...

And dirt lemonade (lemonade with food coloring)

Digging in the dirt for their favors..

We had so many friends come over! It was great.

Birthday boy was a little overwhelmed.

Lots of presents and helpers to help open them.

Two happy (tired) parents and two happy (distracted) kids

My new favorite picture.

All in all, a great party, it was over and done with in 90 minutes. Awesome. I think J would prefer a small party next time, because when he went to bed that night he said: "Next time I want a small party." Ha.


Kristin said...

How fun! Such great ideas too. And I agree with you on the fantastic photographer :)

Jen said...

What a gratuitous idea! So cool! And you're right...that's a great picture of you two!

Shelly said...

Was a great party!! Jayden had a lot of fun! :) The pictures are awsome!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a cool party idea! Loks like everyone had a good time.

Tiffany said...

You all have the same nose

Melodie said...

Such an awesome idea! You mind if I borrow it, pretty please? ; )