Wednesday, October 26, 2011


hidey ho neighbors!!

 t.willie turned 4 earlier this month. we had to postpone his party to this past saturday. he was very certain from the first mention of his birthday that he wanted a road construction theme. he is ALL boy, so trucks and all things with wheels are everything to him!

kaye and i created an invitation design using one we found on the internet. it features a blonde boy in a hard hat.

kaye gave an invite to every kid in t's headstart class and several friends were also invited. kaye, bilbo and i put a lot of time and effort into making it a great day for t.willie. we put up construction caution tape everywhere and made "road work" signs for along the driveway.

since the party was being held in the back yard, luckily, it turned out to be a gorgeous day. we hung a sign on the fence to show guests where to enter.

bilbo brought home several construction cones to rope off buster's large doggie area. it worked great but buster would rather have joined the party!

we set up a table and backdrop that turned out really well. utilizing shepherd hooks to hang the backdrop was a stroke of genius (MY genius)!!

 please make special note of the banner i made from paint chips!

we used white tape to make the tablecloth look like a road. 
every kid got a hard hat with their name on it.
the party treats.
my favorite feature was the dump truck cake with crushed oreo "dirt"!
i can't take credit for it, though, saw it online...!
here is t.w. when everyone was singing "happy birthday". he's so cute! i just love that boy!

although only one kid from school came, we had 9 kids attending. there was a lot of fun going on. the back yard was a flurry of activity:!

 it was a wonderful, funfilled day. t.w had a great time and is looking forward to next year's party already!!

grateful that :
1. the weather was perfect
2. children actually came!
3. t.willie was happy


  1. GREAT photos!! Wonderful party!! A plethora of creativity!!!

  2. Happy birthday T.W. - and congratulations on such grandparents and such a mommy making this splendid birthday party come true for you! :-)

  3. Looks like fun! Did you save me any of that dirt-cake?

  4. Oh that looks great. It would be something my boys would have loved when they were little. Who knows they might still like it now!!

  5. That's my girl,stuffing her face, just like me lol. The decor was awesome! You guys did a great job!

  6. YAY! t.willie is FOUR!!! who can believe that? such a magic age :) I would love to be 4 again, just for a day...boy would i eat that oreo dust! lol. many, many more happy birthdays, t.w., bless your heart, and big congrats to your loved ones for all the creative input to make it such a special, special day for you. MUCH luv, BIG hugs. GREAT pix. xxx

  7. Wow, what a great job you did Joanne! Love all your details - that T. Willie is one lucky guy!!

  8. So cute! What a fun birthday party!

  9. Oh my goodness! I don't have kids yet...but when I do, I hope I can create a magical party like this! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. I hope you are having a happy and blessed weekend.

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  12. Where did you buy the hard hats? I ordered some but they are too thin and the children will destroy them.