Owen and I just had leftover party food for lunch, and we are still in our pajamas. The decorations are still (pretty much) hanging, and there are new toys everywhere. But it was so worth it. I think Owen really enjoyed his party on Saturday, and we are grateful to our generous friends and family who helped us put it all together and helped us celebrate!
Owen's cake was all mashed up and kinda yucky, but the kids didn't seem to mind. A few sweet grubby fingers may have gotten in there before I could serve it up!
I borrowed several ideas for the party from Pink Peppermint. The idea for the dumpster was inspired by this smaller version. I originally planned to have the party outside with the newspaper decorations hanging from the trees, but it was just too cold and we were forced to stage everything in our groovy dungeon instead. We tried to heat the small patio just off of the basement so the kids could play with the radioactive slime I made from cornstarch and water, but the cold weather left the slime nearly frozen. I guess I'll have to resurrect that idea next summer. I also filled a small garbage can with shredded magazine pages and hidden tattoos, stickers and crazy bands. What a glorious mess!
Basement before and after: