Baby Plum turns four next week, but we had his birthday party this afternoon. He's been so excited about it! He had a decent amount of say in it. Meaning he wanted a "Lion King" theme, and I invited the friends that he wanted. I usually let them invite one for each year. That should have been four. But last year, we ended up inviting more, and only two came. So, we invited six this year. All six came! We had a full house.
Here's a wide shot of our "Lion King" theme decorations. I'm not much for lots of decorations. But we did end up doing a little tableau on the table. Baby Plum wanted every character in the movie on his cake. I was able to order six cake toppers in a set on ebay, but that was all I was doing. The only way I could think to show off his cake toppers was to make a "pride rock" cake. It turned out alright, although it definitely looked homemade. We surrounded pride rock with any safari themed toys that we had. He was very happy with it.
I also made cupcakes, in case his friends didn't like caramel icing.
This was Baby Plum 15 minutes before his party. Cheese Puff went and woke him up right before the guests started arriving.
He and his friends had fun playing with all of our toys, and then heading outside to play. At one point, he disappeared to the front yard. I went looking for him, and found him sitting in the living room. He was ready to open toys.
He racked up! He got puzzles, art supplies, a remote control Lightning McQueen, a Jake and Neverland Pirates tub toy, a super cool microphone stand, a toy accordion, and a drum set. Mommy and Daddy gave him the drum set. Everyone has informed us that we will regret this.
Baby Plum also got two Lion King DVDs. He was very happy with his haul.
It took him a while to blow out the candles. We'll have to work on blowing, and going "pffft!"
Sweet boy behaved very well at his party, and his brothers were also ok. Little Elvis almost pitched a fit once present time started. But my mom calmed him down. Cheese Puff was super cranky. He didn't want to share his swing with the other kids. But Cheese Puff and Little Elvis were just as excited about the drum set. We'll have to get pictures of that. I hope we won't regret it. I don't think we will. Famous last words?
My mom also got a picture of him playing his guitar that Grandpa Stew brought us this summer. Baby Plum loves to go around playing this guitar, or his toy electric guitar. He serenaded my parents and Granny while his friends played in the playroom. My dad said he even sang some this time. Sweet little boy.