The day had arrived. My youngest is now 4 years old. My baby is no longer a baby. You know it will happen as it is a part of life that is beyond your control. Even knowing that, the reality of the big day actually arriving can still hit you hard. It is such a joy to experience life through a young persons eyes. It has been such a blessing to be there for all the big and little moments. I do not take this time for granted.
The idea to plan his big day around bouncy balls was perfect for him as he has a bit of an obsession with them. He already has a collection of bouncy balls and we can not go in a store without him pointing one out to me that he must have. Big or small if he sees a ball he must have it. We had not had an official birthday party for my little guy since he turned one. It was time for momma to make it happen. He was so excited to share his day with his friends from school. And of course it was all worth it to see him happy.
Let’s Bounce! The invitation was the first clue for guests as what to expect at the party. This celebration was going to be colorful and fun. The confetti circles symbolizing the balls were included inside each invite.
Guests were greeted with outdoor games: bouncy ball bump and a bouncy ball race. The ball bump was hilarious. To watch the kiddos have free reign to run into each other and bounce around was so much fun. Watching them work so hard to get back up after falling to the ground was priceless. For the ball race, we use the oversized bouncing balls for a 3-man race. All the guys were excited about this one. They all raised their hands when my little guy asked who wanted to race with him.
While the kids were taking a break to get a bite to eat, look who showed up! The sweetest clown with the most friendliest smile. After introducing herself to the birthday boy, she became the life of the party. She kept the guests busy with awesome face painting, a magic show, balloons, and a parachute which my son loves.
After all the fun, it was dessert time. Of course I had to incorporate a dessert table into my little guys party. I wanted it to be fun and colorful with lots of ball themed treats like the decorated bouncing ball cookies. Cake balls, mini chocolate balls, krispy treats, jello cups, jelly bean tubes, rainbow swirl lollipops and gum balls were also added to the treat display.
For decor, I went a little wild and crazy with the honeycomb balls. The backdrop is surrounded by a colorful array of honeycomb balls in various sizes and colors. A red wood letter A was mounted in the center of the backdrop. The table was surrounded by balls too. I found the perfect round rugs and used these on the floor creating a pathway leading up to the table.