Owen turned three this weekend!
I had a great golf themed party in mind, but when we talked about it a month ago he was dead set on a "garbage truck party"! What in the world was I supposed to do for a garbage truck party? Google it!! A few image searches later and I realized that I wasn't the only one with a pre-schooler who is in love with garbage trucks! (More ideas here and here.) So with an arsenal of ideas I got started by designing a logo...
I made garbage truck shirts for Owen and his buddies using the freezer paper stenciling method. We wrote each boy a little note and delivered their shirts ahead of time so they could wear them to the party.They were super cute!
I can't believe my little guy is three!!
On to the table... In keeping with the trash theme I used newspaper as the tablecloth and painted on a recycling symbol. A galvanized bucket held the gifts and I made each of the boys a newspaper hat (tutorial coming tomorrow).
Each boy also got their very own Matchbox garbage truck (a HUGE hit for only a dollar each!). And of course the water bottles had to fit the theme too!
So, about that cake... yes, it's a garbage truck too! It was my first time covering a cake with fondant and boy did it do a number on my kitchen! (See the cake in that mess there somewhere!?)
But it was a big hit, so the mess was well worth it!
Happy Birthday Owen! You're such a huge blessing to us!!