The year seemed to fly by and I wanted to keep the party pretty simple, so we just did a balloon party. The balloon had the party details when it was inflated. And none of the words were all that special.
"This year blew by.
Come celebrate the adventure with us!"
The food table was just fajitas with all the fixings, nothing real special or creative. The kids drinks had frozen water balloons in addition to the ice. Several actually torn after froze I guess. When I was putting them in the drink tub, the balloons were torn which kind of made a balloon mess when it all melted and we did not get to use the water balloons like in a perfect world.
The birthday boy had a little smash cake, but the rest of us had jello parfaits (yum). It was just blue jello cubed and layered with whipping cream. I made the cream fresh because I was not sure how cool whip would work after it was not frozen for a while.
It was a very windy day so the favors did not work all that well. They were supposed to look more like hot air balloon baskets than they actually did at the party. Some of the balloons popped on the bricks and we actually had one of the baskets go missing to find it in a neighbor's yard the next day (haha). The baskets included pencils with balloons on them, punch balloons, a globe pencil sharpener, and little lights which fit onto the fingers. The lights were not a good idea. I did not know how easily they come apart. They are fun but any young kid will put them in their mouth and pieces would be missing.