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October 27, 2010

The birthday party that almost fell apart.

We ended up with a total of thirty-one people at Little Man's fifth birthday party. There were thirteen kids including the birthday boy. After 70+ days without rain, Memphis was hit with thunderstorms and showers the day of the party. I was down in the dumps about it. We had planned for outdoor activities and rented a moon bounce. I was afraid the party would be a disaster with that many people in my small house. Surprisingly enough, the kids were happy to run around, jump on our indoor trampoline and play with Little Man's toys. They filled their bellies with cake and ice cream. They smiled. They laughed. They played. And then, thirty minutes before the party was supposed to end, the sun came out. In the end, I think the day couldn't have gone any better. What do you think?





































I'd like to thank Terri from Peace, Love & Applesauce
for making the most awesome cake ever.

28 comments

MommyLovesStilettos said...

YAY Terri is the bomb! love her and her creativity! :)

That cake is FAB! :) Looks like everyone had a great time!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

That cake is awesome! And, as if I didn't already think you were awesome...Seminoles fans...you get extra bonus points in my book!

Sharlene T. said...

It did end beautifully... and that cake looks scrumptuous... I'm always amazed at how well large numbers of people in my house has turned out far better than I expected... Maybe we're just a little too hard on our friends?... I've had as many as 150+ for parties and the house looked as clean as before the first guest arrived, when the last guest left... Little Man is growing up!

Beth said...

so glad the party turned out well despite the rain. it looks like everyone had an awesome time.

p.s. i love the "topless" photo of your little girl. so cute!

Lisa - Fine Sweet Life said...

Love the pictures, love the slide, love the cake....You did a great job!!!!!!

A Real Housewife said...

Such a cute cake! Looks like the kids had a great time--good job, Mom!

What's all over Little Bit? Poor baby girl!

Natalie said...

We had a blast! Except for the minor head injury, but apparently jumping on the mini-trampoline is the best cure ever. Or so I've heard.

Christina said...

That looks like so much fun! Happy birthday to your little man!

Shorty said...

I agree... it looks like the party was a smashing success! And I love that cake!

Nikosmommy said...

OH my goodness, that cake is amazing!! And the huge outside jumping castle looks like it was a blast! (were adults allowed on?...)

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

The kids had a fantastic time! It was a huge success! The kid racked up in goodies!

Rachel McPhillips said...

That cake is awesome!!! Great job on the party though!

Trixie and Tess said...

That's one awesome cake!! Love the layers...looks yummy! Sounds like the birthday was a success. We experienced those storms and rain here in Oklahoma over the weekend too. Glad the sun came out for a bit and the kiddos got to play on the inflatable!!

Tess♥

Fabulous Terrah said...

Funnn and I LOVE that Toy Story cake! My baby is turning 8 this week as well. Yes, EIGHT. sigh

Olivia Carter said...

Wow- that looks like so much fun! And wow that cake is AMAZING!

Cathy said...

I can't believe I missed this party! Cake! Indoor trampoline! Outdoor jumping castle! Sounds like way too much fun.

Ed said...

Cool Cake.

I totally want a jump castle in my bedroom.

Tara said...

my invite must've gotten lost in the mail.. RUDE!!!!

jk. looks like a blast! that cake is awesome!

MiMi said...

WTH?? That looks AWESOME!!! I'm jealous!

Allyson & Jere said...

I think it looked fantasticaly fetsive and all kinds of awesome! That cake was amazeballs! My kids are so screwed, their cakes will never be so cool. BUT, I am interested in a slidey/bouncey thing, 'cause hey, that was cool!

Looks like all had a grand time. Glad it all worked out.

The Random Blogette said...

That cake is awesome! I am so glad that everything worked out in the end. I am always a nervous wreck when it comes to birthday parties for my kids.

Simone said...

That cake is AMAZING!!! Wow!!

The party looked fab too, well done you :)

Dale -kids brithday party entertainer said...

Love the cake pictures. Looks like fun

Krista said...

The cake is awesome, your daughter is a rock star and yay for you!

April said...

That cake is FABULOUS!! So happy that the party was a hit!!

Karen Peterson said...

That looks like a great party! And that cake is awesome. And your kids are so cute!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

That cake is AWESOME!!! Well done Terri! Little Bit looks like she's wondering who that girl is in her play house and how she can get her out of there ASAP! :) I'm glad the weather didn't ruin a great day for you guys!!!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

That cake is AWESOME!!! Well done Terri! Little Bit looks like she's wondering who that girl is in her play house and how she can get her out of there ASAP! :) I'm glad the weather didn't ruin a great day for you guys!!!