My mom created themed birthday parties for me every year, and I was the happiest kid. No matter how simple, I truly encourage all parents to have themed birthday parties for your kids–don’t just do it for the ‘milestone ages’ (1, 5, 7, etc), do it every year! Pretty pictures will help them remember what a special childhood they had, and they will thank you for it later (thanks, Mom! ;P).
Last Friday, my nephew Kai celebrated his 4th birthday, and his ever creative Mimi/Mimy (Mommy) Noelle, created a magazine-worthy Little Indian Birthday Party for him.
Noelle created a teepee just for the party!
Yummy veggie food. We had mini burgers and mac&cheese from Pipino, but Noelle prepared everything else + a make-your-own taco bar. Check out the “Indian Cider” above. I was teasing the kids “Uh, oh, you’re drinking beer!!!” And they all shouted back at me, “Nooo!!! It’s apple juice!!” And you can imagine at that point all I wanted to do was squeeze their super cute little indian cheeks!
Yummy crunchy apple sandwiches with granola inside.
Teepee and cactus table centerpieces
A make-your-own feather headpiece station for the kids
At one point, I lent Kai my camera and allowed him to run around and take photos. It’s quite a cool thing to see his birthday party through his eyes!
1) Monix & Santi with the cake. 2) Watching the kids make headbands. 3) Mimi Noey with party guests Kiddo & Baby Cadey. 4) The food table. 5) Playing with the toy car. 6) Tito Ralph taking a photo of Kai taking a photo of him. 7) Daddy Luke. 8) Indian Cider.
Kai’s S’mores birthday cake: Chocolate cake + marshmallows + Graham Crackers
Time to blow out the candles!! 🙂The aftermath (which was, like, 5 seconds after the candles were blown out!)