Monday, December 28, 2009

Birthday Boy

We celebrated another birthday at our house this month. Micah turned 5 this year!! His actual birthday (the 13th) was celebrated on Vancouver Island where we were staying with the Toews family for a Christmas weekend together. Then we had his (first-ever) friends birthday party about a week later.

Micah originally wanted a Wall-E party, but I could hardly find any Wall-E birthday stuff. I convinced him to switch it to a Ratatouille (rat-a-too-ee) party after I found a bunch of cute Ratatouille stuff at the dollar store. It didn't take too much arm-twisting since he loves that movie (even though it's not one of my faves). If you haven't seen it, it's about a rat who loves to cook - so we went with the cooking theme.

Everything ready - just waiting for the guests to arrive!

First the kids decorated little take-out boxes that I found at Michael's. They would later hold extra cupcakes that they could take home after the party:

Cupcake decorating was next on the agenda. Keziah was waiting ever-so-patiently for that segment of the party to begin...

Let the decorating begin! A few of the moms stayed to help with the party which was necessary with all those messy little cupcake hands...

Partway through, Micah reminded me that we needed our chef's hats. I almost forgot!

Can we eat these now???

Max inspecting his masterpiece.

Time to sing Happy Birthday and blow out FIVE candles!

Micah experiences a moment of pure pleasure as chocolate, icing and m&m's hit his taste buds!

Chef Caleb looking very cute!


I was pleased with my idea for party favours. I found stuffed rats and kitchen utensils in the toy section of IKEA, so I combined them to create little "Ratatouilles" :)

All our chefs (minus one who is apparently anti-photography these days!)


Kim said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all. What a great theme. Not so sure about giving rats for the take-home treasure! I'm sure in my house, those would find a way into my bed just to scare me!

Trev and Rebekah said...

That was a fun party. And yes my kid is anti anything to do with a camera these days. We managed to take a few over Christmas but most of them have silly faces from him!

Trev and I might put that rat in the bed that his parents sleep in when they come to visit...trev's idea! :0)

rachel joy said...

It really was fun, despite Max getting a bit emotional a time or two. And the gift bags were a hit for sure, with both my boys! Thanks for the invite, Micah.

Kathy's corner said...

Looks like you had an awesome party Micah. Wish I oculd have been there. Hope you enjoy being 5. Love Grnany and Grandpas Harder

kelly ens said...

looks great! such a great them too.
happy birthday to Micah!

Vanessa said...

Love the theme! And the stuffed rats! Looks like a lot of fun! :)