Friday, January 21, 2011

Party Time!

We celebrated Eli's birthday last weekend with our family. Chris and I decided that we were going to keep it small and simple since we could've had a baby at any moment.
Chris cooked chili, stew and baked potatoes for everyone- my husband can cook. In fact, he taught me how to cook. It is just one more little item on the list of reasons why I love him!

Here are the invites that we sent out to everyone... I have wanted to do the train theme for a while now!

I decided to let go of making Eli's birthday cake. So, I ordered cupcakes from Sam's; they were $12 for 30. I don't even think I can make them that cheap!
Then I took the totally easy way out and designed cupcake wrappers for them (thanks for the idea, Stef!).

A few weeks ago I designed some candy bar wrappers for a "Sweet 16" birthday, so I thought it would be fun and easy to change them up a bit for Eli's party. 

Since I didn't get a picture of the back, here is the design layout...

I used the same letters from our banner last year and changed out a few of the papers...see, I took the total easy way out. 

My mom made Tiger Butter and I asked for the punch recipe from the wedding Chris and I shot the night before- yummy! 

Everyone came, we open presents then ate. Next we had cake...Eli was very excited about the cupcakes. 

He was really unsure of what to think about everyone singing to him. He just sat and stared. 

I didn't think that he could blow out his own candles, but he did! 

Lovn' the cake...we were a little disappointed, he wasn't messy at all and didn't like the icing. 

Yummy CAKE! 

He had so much fun blowing out his candles that he wanted to do it again, of course we let him. 

Thank you to all our family that came! We had a great time and we hope that you did too. Eli is so blessed to have so many people that love and care about him!

Of course, we were so busy that we forgot to get pictures with everyone before they left, but we did manage to get Eli with his grandparents before they said good-bye.

Eli with Mema and Papa... 

Eli with Grandpaw and Memamaw... 

Just a cute picture of the John Deere hat Grandpaw got Eli for his birthday- he loves it. 


Amanda said...

Everything is so adorable! I love the cupcake wrappers!!!