My big boy is turning six on Saturday-the day after school gets out for the summer! There's too much craziness going on that weekend, so we decided to have his birthday the weekend before. Saturday we were at Soccer Fest all day in the hot, hot sun, but Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day-not too hot, not too cold. And the rain that was predicted as a possibility never materialized.
When I originally asked Henry what kind of birthday he wanted, he told me Iron Man. I wasn't too sure how to do that, so I waited a few days and asked him again. This time he said he wanted a "Spy birthday." That sounded more do-able, so I went with that. Is that cheating?? Sue me!
We also decided to have his party at the park instead of our house. My house is a mess (as usual) and not big enough for the crowd we invited. Henry's party was much better attended than Benjamin's so I'm glad we opted for the park. We had my mom and dad, my brothers, my brother's wife, Ken's dad, brother and neice, Henry's godmother Julie and her kiddos, Henry's "big friend" Michael and his parents, and our friend Stacey and her kids.
The invitation was folded brochure style with the warnings on the outside and the party info on the inside. I included a shout-out to Inspector Gadget for the parents, too!
To continue the spy theme, I made "spy kits" for the kids. Each backpack included a wig (for the girls) or a vest (for the boys), magnifying glasses, notepad and pen, fake teeth, moustache stickers, and a squirt gun. Then I gave each kid a Secret Agent name by using their initials and age. The were a hit-especially the water guns!
Henry's cake gave me a little bit of trouble because I wasn't sure what a "spy cake" would look like. In the end I went with a magnifying glass and fingerprint made from two round cakes and a sheet cake cut in thirds and stacked on top of each other. Henry also requested an orange flavored cake. I have never had orange cake before, but it was really good. A nice refreshing taste for a sunny day!
And this is just a guess (based on the pictures he took for me), but I think Uncle Alan enjoyed the magnifying glasses the most!