Saturday, November 14, 2015

Spiderman Party!!!

Well.... the party I have been looking forward to and planning for 4 months finally came! I am kinda sad it is over but it was SO FUN!!
Our sweet Spidey theme!

Parties like this make me pretty happy to have boys :) I love superheroes and Boston has been really into Spiderman lately so he was just as excited as me for his Spiderman birthday party!

Watching his face when he first saw the table made all the work worth it!! He get's so excited now and I can't WAIT to see him at Christmas this year :) 

This was my first party that I have thrown where we invited friends and not just family so I was excited/nervous because I felt more pressure to make sure everyone was having a good time haha... family can just deal with whatever I give them. 

I was pretty proud of the cake this year! I keep getting better with each one, I just wish I had more opportunities to practise. 

I spent A LOT of time making all the treats haha, but I think they turned out pretty good! This was my first attempt at royal icing, they look good from far away haha. I had to put SO much food coloring gel in the icing to get the red though that that's all you could really taste, so they weren't the yummiest cookies I have ever had but.... good for pictures right? 

I put some in baggies for the treat bags. I don't think the kids minded the icing haha. If I could master this art and buy some decent color gels I think I might have a new favorite thing!!

I loved how these Oreo pop's turned out and they DID taste good, bonus! 

Personalized Spidey treat bags!!

Web Shooters! My printer ink was running out so they are hot pink haha

I had this game set up for them to use the "webs" and shoot the bad guys!

Boston could hardly push the button, but the older kids liked it!

The finished product! What a masterpiece :) 

We also had popcorn because... I love popcorn! 

I found these cute cups and the dollar store that they got in their treats bags too!

I had a little separate section for the girls treat bags because pink is better than red but it did't really go with the table haha


And my ALL time favorite thing about the party was the capes!!!!

I made these reversible capes a few months ago for party favors and I am so proud of them!!! I am not a great sewer so this was a big deal for me!

Wonder woman and Spiderman on the other side! (I know, I know.. Spidey doesn't have a cape. But it was a Spiderman party!)

I also had pin the spider on the web game...

And the kid's favorite was the Piñata!!

Boston wouldn't keep his blind fold on but he sure liked to hit it with the baseball bat!

They all cleaned up the candy pretty fast! Boston picked like three and was done haha

The rest of the time we just ate lunch and hung out. It was SO NICE outside I couldn't even believe it was November. So the kids spent a lot of time outside which was nice. 

We have the best friends!!

My little ladies man haha

How cute are these guys eating in their capes!?!? I was so happy to see all of them enjoying the capes that took me forever to make haha, worth it!

We then had presents and Boss got spoiled with so much Spiderman stuff! He was in heaven!

and of course cake and ice cream :) Boston did much better at blowing out his candles this year... still large amounts of spit on the cake though. 

We had such a good day and I am SO grateful to everyone who came and made it so fun. You are the best!!!

And I almost forgot to add the invitation haha so I'll just stick it awkwardly at the end here :)

Monday, November 2, 2015


I LOVE Halloween!!! I'm kinda sad it's over... we had so, so much fun this year!! 

My family was down for a few days and they did leave before actual halloween but we still did a pretty fun festive activity!

There was an amazing pumpkin patch in Springville that we visited! It was only 1$ to get in and everything is free!! There was a little petting zoo....

Hay ride through the pumpkin patch and corn fields....

A HUGE corn pit that Boston just thought was the coolest!

He loved getting buried in corn by his uncles...

Brigham wasn't in the mood for pictures I guess and threw a bunch of corn at me when I tried to snap a photo....jerk...

A haunted house haha... keep in mind everything was free. Boston ran back and forth a couple times so I assume it was pretty kid-friendly haha. 

 And a huge hay slide! It was a pretty big hit :)

It was pretty fun especially for being free!!! There was a corn dog and crepe stand so we bought some of those and they were SERIOUSLY the BEST corn dogs I have ever had... mmmm. 

But before we left we went to go pick out our pumpkins!!

Bostons LOVES pumpkins and was in heaven with the hundreds of pumpkins everywhere. He is hugging the one he picked out haha. 

This is the one I picked out... isn't it the most beautiful pumpkin you have ever seen in all your life!?!? I was so excited to carve it!!!!

I couldn't get the best picture of it lit up... I still need to learn quite a few things about my camera haha. But I did the old hag this year! 

Boston loved scooping out the "guts" and played with his pumpkin the whole time I did mine. 

I did finally get him to put the spoon down and colour on it a little bit...

Boston's masterpiece haha.

Banner just wanted to hold his lol I ended up carving a little face in his but I never took a picture! Brian didn't get to carve one this year, we did it while he was at his GMAT prep course, but I don't think he was that heart broken over it haha. 

And I of course got a few halloween crafts done this year! 

I went to one of those wood cut out stores with Laurel last month and picked these out, I will definitely be going back every season!! It was SO FUN!

And I made a cute halloween wreath!! 

Our ward party was the night before these guys left, so I pulled out the costume chest and they dressed up as wizard of oz for the party!!

We were the Little Red Crew this year!! 

I got this sweet wolf costume as a hand-me-down from my aunt so then the little red idea was born!

Practicing his wolf "roars" haha

We dressed up for the ward party, trick-or-treating at Brian's office and a friend's halloween party!

My little hunter!!

This little stinker had been so good ever since we got home... haha he's a fart. We never did find him a toy axe... me and my mom looked everywhere, but it was still a pretty good hunter costume I think. The beard kills me...

He thought Boss' facepaint was pretty awesome. 

And my favorite part was the grandma!!!! Brian is the best haha he is such a good sport and just dresses up as whatever I tell him to be. He won two different costume contests though!!! The trick is to just be as humiliating as possible I think haha. He did look pretty awesome...

And I was little red! Mine was pretty simple, I just sewed my red cape and was good to go!

I love dressing up! I'm not sure how much longer I can do family costumes... Boston was already pretty adamant about being Spiderman, so I promised him he could be Spiderman for trick-or-treating!

I was trying to get a before picture but he just kept wanting to "fight" haha so this is the best I could do...

I did snap this cute one outside! I love having little boys to dress as superhero's, it's so cute to watch him get into character haha. 

He LOVED trick-or-treating this year it was amazing! He was a little eager and would ring the door bell and then knock on the door until they answered haha. 

He said "trick-or-treat!!" all on his own and we went a pretty long time for a 3 year old I think. He was having so much fun, and so was I :) I love this age so much!! Brian stayed home with Banner to watch basketball and hand out candy haha. 

Boss loved all our neighbors decorations too, he loves halloween and is already talking about next year!

Now I am just in birthday party mode, we are having our big Spiderman party in 2 weeks!!!!! It's gonna be so fun!!