Somewhere between three and four years old my oldest became hyper aware of his birthday. Up until now we’d gotten off pretty easy with an over the top party every other year with quiet at home cake and ice cream celebrations filling in the years between those festivals du Malcolm.
We were especially committed to the idea of a party every other year once we had our now one year old daughter.
Eden’s birthday came and went with a fun celebration in honor of her first year. Mal had a blast and talked about it for weeks.
But then one fateful afternoon my husband and I showed up at school to pick him up. He was waiting in his classroom excited as ever with no less than FIVE party invitations from his classmates.
I was perfectly okay with this right up to the part where Malcolm started talking about his party and which of his friends he was planning to invite.
This is where the needle scratched the record.
My feeble attempts to explain to the 4 year old master manipulator that this was not a “party year” fell on deaf ears. He already had a guestlist and possibly an outfit worked out.
And then the mommy guilt set in. I turned to my husband and announced we HAD to do a little something for him.
Just a friend … or 12.
Some cupcakes …maybe a dessert table.
A few party games…. or a party bus.
So with less than 3 weeks to spare I raced home from school to put together an invitation and a party fit for a king
… or at the very least Steve Jobs.
Malcolm LOVES his iphone and his ipod touch ….and my ipad. So naturally when I had to come up with a theme could pull off quickly this was a no brainer.
Sabrina whipped up some red velvet deliciousness in the form of an ipad box.
The dessert table also featured Popcorn, bluetooth jello cups, Safari animal crackers , Mac Chip meringues , white chocolate OS X pretzel rods , iphone and Apple Logo cookies.
Of course the table wasn’t complete without apple themed cupcakes for the kids. Ipads for everyone! –ok fondant ipads.
So the boy who loves his phone got his party and all is right with the world.
Who could say no to that face? <3
Vendor Roll Call
Chocolate Chip Meringues: Linsey Confections
Iphone and Apple Logo cookies: The Cookie Jar
Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Crumby Art
Iphone Icon Buttons: Skippy Dog Designs
Mal’s custom Pinstripe tie tee: Chic Couture Boutique
Popcorn Boxes: Cute Sassy Designs