Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday, Alex!

Sooo...Alex's birthday party. We had it in July at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field, a little airport that's about a mile from our house. After a grueling photo shoot with Alex (featuring his awesome authentic flight suit that Aunt Rachel sent him from the Air Force Academy), I finally got a good picture for the back of his invitation.

It was nice to have the party somewhere other than my backyard because a) I don't have to clean my house before or after, and b) I'm limited on how many things I can bring and I only have 30 minutes to set everything up so it keeps party planning under control.

I designed a vintage airplane party pack for the decor and made the cupcakes myself, which kept things cheap and easy.

My plan to cover the tables with dozens of paper airplanes made out of scrapbook paper failed miserably because...well...do you have any idea how long it takes to fold dozens of paper airplanes? More time than I had, that's for sure. But Alex didn't care, he was just excited for another birthday party.

The Flight Museum has fun stuff for kids of all ages - a bounce house, toy planes, real planes, a million exhibits, a control tower for the kids to climb, games, books, and a movie theater that plays Jay Jay episodes at the touch of a button. Needless to say, the kids were entertained.

How handsome is my little pilot?

After lots of playing, the kids settled down in the cafe for some cupcakes and snacks.

Another birthday party survived by the Evans Family!

Happy 4th B-day, Alex!

1 comment:

Amy said...

What handsome pictures of Alex! oh!I bet the flight museum was pretty impressed with his suit! I sure wish we could have been there but it looks like you had enough fun for us too.
Your decorations were magnificent as usual! Good job.