Monday, July 26, 2010

Hot and Humid….Happy Birthday Skylar!


  Oh my gosh, I say this every year, but this time his birthday party was on seriously, the hottest day of the year!!  Just walking outside, I started to sweat.  So needless to say…I was looking hot….literally, ha!  Above is the banner I made.  His theme was planes trains and automobiles.  Oh….we finally got a fence for the back yard!  It took us 2 years, but … we got one.  :)

blog invite I made these invites and individually cut each one to look like an actual ticket.  I can’t take all the credit though, I found the design on the web and just did my sneaky work in photoshop to make them my own.  :)   A funny story that I thought I should mention, is that my mom thought I was sending her a plane ticket to go somewhere when she opened it up.  That is until she actually read the ticket. :)  Gotta love Nanny!

finished cake 2 (1 of 1)

The cake that I worked on all day Friday to make my little man’s eyes light up.  He was so excited and kept saying, “That’s my cake!!  Everything was edible too, except for the wires holding the balloon letters and the airplane candle holders.  I made the trains and the car the weekend before out of fondant.  I actually got several people asking me to make cakes for their upcoming events after I posted it on FB, lol.  Who knows, maybe I can have a side business.  :)

skylar cake balloons (1 of 1) 3 cake (1 of 1)

Up close of the front and the back of the cake. 

birthday boy skylar (1 of 1)

I’m so sad that I didn’t get the shots I wanted from the party, but there is always next year.  Thanks To Kelly though, she did take pictures with my camera when I was busy hosting. :)  Look how hot he looks here.   I found his shirt at Target and thought it was appropriate for the theme of his party.  It had all modes of transportation by Tonka.  :)  I got lucky with this one too, since I forgot to buy him a personalized birthday shirt in advance, ahah!

  skylar and blue berries (1 of 1)

We had fresh blueberries picked by Skylar’s G-ma (Skylar’s maw maw’s mom).  He loved them!!

bounce house (1 of 1)

The entertainment was the big dino bounce house and all of Skylar’s outside toys, which also included water guns.  There were a few water gun fights being held.  I don’t think anyone minded if they got hit though.  Again, it was like 103 degrees!

skylar in bounce house (1 of 1)

goody bags (1 of 1)

The gift bags were water guns (totally appropriate), bubbles (everyone loves them), transportation suckers (airplanes, trains or cars), silly band bracelets (all modes of transportation) and Rice Krispies (no reason, only because they are awesome).  We also had books for the little ones.  I made my labels for the bags as well.  I’m not so good with the alignment for the round ones, lol.

    silverware (1 of 1) 

food (1 of 1)

I wished you could see the food here in person.  We of course, provided the pizza, fresh watermelon, chips, the cake and most of the drinks (lemonade, water, juice boxes, sodas and “daddy’s juice”)

We also had this on the menu too- (all courtesy of my mom’s friends)  They are always invited!!

* Lumpia-egg rolls

* Pancit

* Rice cakes, aka sticky rice (Filipino dessert)

* Filipino Vegetables with Chicken dish (ok, I don’t know the real name)

* Shrimp Fried Rice

* homemade BBQ

* Marinated Grilled Pork

* Baked Mac and Cheese (my absolute favorite)

mom's friends (1 of 1)

A pic of a few of the cooks

time to eat cake (1 of 1)

After we ate, I heard from several kids, that they wanted to cut into the cake and so I finally said ok, it’s time for cake! 

Poor Serenity…she really wanted some cake. 

singing happy birthday (1 of 1) Sklyar getting ready to blow out his candles (1 of 1)      

Happy Birthday Skylar!

skylar blowing out the candles (1 of 1)

Blowing out his candles, such a bog boy!

happy maw maw (1 of 1)

Maw Maw was so happy when he blew out all his candles. 

money (1 of 1)

He loves money.  I don’t think he knows what it is really, but he loves it all the same!

cutest kid (1 of 1)

This was his favorite part of the day.  He loved opening presents!!

present time (1 of 1)

flash time (1 of 1)

Little Miss Lo flashing everyone lol!

 xavier (1 of 1)grayson and casey (1 of 1)

Xavier and Grayson and Casey

camy (1 of 1) Hunter (1 of 1)

  Camy and Hunter

Jamie and lo 2 (1 of 1)

Jamie and Lo

layla and ty (1 of 1)

Layla and my little boyfriend Ty

 katie, ty and hunter (1 of 1) kelly holding skylar (1 of 1)

Kelly and Skylar (1 of 1)lau family (1 of 1)

Kelly and Skylar.  He’s doing his blue steel pose.  The Lau Gang about to leave with their goodies!

I made a photo op board for the guest and took several pictures.  It was too cute.

kelly and me (1 of 1)

I loved the fact that I could have eaten that whole cake and you wouldn’t been able to tell, haha!  Photo boards rule!!

maw maw and paw paw (1 of 1)

Maw Maw and Paw Paw

mom and mely (1 of 1)

               Nanny and Aunt Mely both flying the plane.  You know what they say about Asians and driving….uh uh :)

photo op airplane (1 of 1)

I can’t believe Skylar is 3 years old.  The time has really flown by.  People say that all the time and you don’t really think about it, until it happens and it really does go by fast.  He’s so funny one moment and can be quite mean the next, but he’s absolutely perfect to us. 

Happy Birthday Skylar!!


The Lau Fam said...

Love it, Love it, LOVE IT!! what great pics you got (I promise I will bring my camera to our next event)! We had the best time and are so glad we were able to make it...HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKYLAR!!

Gina said...

Pam Pam,
You TOTALLY outdid yourself. Again. WOW!

Loved all the little details from the ticket invites, banner, cake, napkin holders --- EVERYTHING LOOKED AWESOME!!!

Skybug is a very lucky little boy to have such a great mommy and daddy do all this for him. I was very proud of all that you accomplished with his birthday party. Martha Stewart looook out!
Pamela Mathis in da house. Wup! Wup!

Love ya baby sis.


Crystal Johnson said...

AWESOME party!!!! We actually have a plane party on the agenda for Owen's forth. He LOVES planes! I,however, would have to order everything...I am terrible at making things on the computer!

You should submit this one and your pictures to a magazine!!!!

The Presnell's said...

@ Layla- I'm glad you guys braved the heat! We had a great time with you all!

@ Gina- Thank you!! We really missed you! Can't wait to see you in 2 weeks!!

@ Crystal- Thanks Girl! You throw awesome parties yourself! You'll have to come next year to Skylar's!

Stellas Sweets Shop said...

You did such an excellent job!! I loved the tickets!! Such a cute idea!! Happy 3rd birthday to Skylar!!

Swiders said...

You are so creative - everything was perfect! Thank you for inviting us, we had a blast!

Mandy said...

Love the party decorations!! I hate we missed looked like fun and the food list was making me hungry just reading it :) You did an awesome job on the cake!!!!! I think we'll be seeing you on TV one day :)