Sunday, May 17, 2009

...Get Set...GO!!!

This weekend we celebrated Smarty Pant's 3rd birthday with a trip to the Aquarium and a Race Car Party. He had an absolute blast--All of his favorite people PLUS the addition of cars EQUALS one happy little boy!

Grandpa and Grandma Tee were gracious enough to host the party and they went over and beyond the call of duty-- They helped assemble party favors, decorate, cook... My boys are so lucky to have such devoted grandparents!

Here's a recap of our special Race Car Party.


Decor:All partyware from paperandcake's shop on Etsy

Smarty pants and the boys (and a few aunties too!) had a great time running around in these CARS-inspired box cars.

top to bottom: Chick Hick in Dinoco blue, Lightning McQueen, Mr. "The King"

The kids also had fun playing outside with "key" cars and had a ball trying to play the ridiculously difficult CARS tire fishing game.

Smarty Pants posing with his new ride

On le Vroom, Vroom Menu:
Uncle C's calamari
Homemade salsa & tortilla chips
Fresh fruit platter - sweet pineapple, strawberries & grapes
Edamame - Smarty Pant's favorite snack
Main Dishes-
Recipes are tried & true and were found on
Baked Ziti

Chicken Marsala

Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Garlic Bread from Costco

Juice & Sparkling Lemonade from Trader Joe's
Alas, the Cake... It was a bit of a disappointment-- not quite cake wrecks worthy, but definitely not as pictured. Apparently even our camera was disappointed because None of the pictures of the cake came out! I'll have to ask around and see if anyone got a decent shot. It did taste yummy though... I ♥ chocolate dobash!
So it was a successful birthday party-- Smarty Pants is still talking about his party and mommy is officially pooped out! Can't rest yet though... still need to make cake pops and cupcakes for his preschool class... maybe after I take a nap!