Friday, March 29, 2013

Monster Truck Party (3rd Birthday Party)

Those of you that know us know that our boys LOVE monster trucks!!  They LOVE monster trucks!!! We had a monster truck themed 3rd birthday party for them last Sunday.  

The top left picture is of the birthday invitations I made.  The top right is the monster truck birthday cake I made.  The bottom left picture is of 11 monster trucks that I made for all of the boys cousins.
*The little boy in the bottom right picture is not mine.  He is one of our nephews.  Isn't he adorable!  
I had a little area set up where the cousins could decorate and personalize a license plate.  


After the license plate decorating the kids used those license plates to play pin the license on the monster truck.  I was suppose to draw a monster truck for this game but the boys got sick earlier in the week and when they are sick Mama gets NOTHING done but snuggling (I can't complain too much about that).  Hubs did a great job sketching a truck for me the morning of the party after church while I was doing some last minute finishing touches on the monster truck boxes.  He personalized it to make it look like M's favorite monster truck (since I used one of G's monster trucks on their birthday cake from on their birthday).

M didn't want his eyes covered.

G didn't seem to mind having his eyes covered.

After playing pin the license plate on the monster truck we went downstairs to have a monster truck race.  After getting all the kids down there (they were asking to go down there for quite awhile) we decided to just skip the 'obstacle' course.  They were more interested in the toys.  Earlier we talked about Hubs making a course out in the snow but our snow blower is still broken.  That would have been SO much fun!  

I made two monster trucks with bottoms for the littler ones.  M decided he didn't want the one that he could drive on his own.  He wanted the one he could sit in.  I mean come on, you sit when you drive NOT stand right.

G had the same thoughts as M about having a bottom of the truck.  L was stuck in the truck with no bottom - you can see his little piggies.  

I made the boys a monster truck cake.  I was hoping to start getting pieces of the cake done earlier in the week.  I was doing so great at getting party things accomplished, but like I said M & G got sick.  The middle of the night on Wednesday Hubs had to bring G to the ER for his breathing.  Thursday and Friday were don't move off the couch days for the boys.  They were miserable.  Thankfully they were feeling much better by Saturday and perfectly normal by their party on Sunday.  Since I wasn't able to get much done early I threw the cake together Saturday night after the 3 boys went to bed.  Oh, I did have the cakes made on Tuesday, everything else I had to do on Saturday.  

I was very disappointed with my flames.  I LOVED the bottom tier.  The tire came out awesome (it looked so much better in real life than in the picture).  The tires for the truck were cool.  The truck was ok (I had more detail sketch out, but decided to go to bed instead)... the bottom of the truck annoyed me.  I wanted to cover it in black but I ran out of black so I said owell.  Sunday morning when I woke up and looked at it I thought, duh, why didn't you cover it in the blue like the mohawk!?!  I was going to fix it after church but never got around to it before the party.  

The bottom tier is chocolate cake with butterfinger buttercream.  The top tier is vanilla cake with carmel buttercream.  The truck is made out of rice krispie treats and covered in fondant.  

I love them.  They are just too cute!

Friday I had to run to the store to pick up a few things.  When I was at Walmart I quick went through the boy section to see if they had any monster truck shirts (I figured there was no way I had time to make one).  They had just recently put out their spring/summer clothes and I came across these.  I thought they were perfect... except they are a size too big - but barely.  I even bought one for L.

G dug right in.

Happy birthday boys!!!

* I still have 2 'birthday' activities to do.  I still have to do their 3 year old handprint and 3 year old pictures.

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