This past weekend, Tyler turned 4! I simultaneously love seeing him grow and want to freeze him at this age. He constantly surprises us with his thoughts, has started pre-school, loves reading books with us at bedtime, and enjoys helping in the kitchen. And as always, he loves anything pink and princess-y, and wears his tutu around the house at all times.
For his party, we chose a luau theme which incorporated some of the things he loves: flowers, water, and wearing skirts. We got him a grass skirt, but he didn’t like how it tickled his legs. I tried not to go too crazy with the decorations or the food. There were flip flop sugar cookies, a shark tank, and Samoa popcorn (caramel, chocolate, and toasted coconut)….
….ocean blue lemonade, surfboard cupcakes (coconut lime flavor), fruit skewers, and a ginourmous batch of pineapple fried rice. There also were coriander chicken wings, but I was too busy enjoying the party to snap a photo of them. Suffice it to say, the wings were the hit of the party. I could easily have made another round of them and still have had no leftovers.
Tyler eschewed the grass skirt and wore his pink tutu for the party. Here’s a shot of my pimped out boy.
A surprise guest hung out by the food.
Tyler had so much fun with his friends! They played in the pool, got play doh all over the living room, and ran around eating cookies, gummy sharks, and cupcakes. Happy Birthday to my sweet little boy – you’re growing into such a cool kid!