When it comes to my son Aaden, who is now sadly old enough to make requests for his birthday party themes, I try to meet him somewhere in the middle. I can compromise.... I mean it is supposed to be about him, so even if it kills my creative soul to do a generic theme party I have to try to meet him half way.
For his 8th birthday we planned on taking him to California, it would be our first family trip on a plane. We also planned on surprising him with Disneyland on his actual birthday. So naturally I wanted to do a California themed party-- but he wanted a Pokemon. The kid is obsessed! All he talks about his Pokemon, he has like a thousand cards. Sigh.
However, because we were planing on going on this big trip we weren't really trying to spend a lot of money on a birthday party. So it was more of a little cake cutting soiree, with close friends and family. But obviously I couldn't just do a cake....I had to add a little something for the wow factor.
Ok, maybe I'm a little obsessed with the balloon arches now....
I just picked up some bags of balloons at Party City in his favorite colors.
The Pineapple Piñata is from Target, as well as the paper plates.
The cake is from Stop & Shop
& I bought the little Pokemon on Amazon (as you can see from the pics he was SO happy when he saw them! teehehe)
Special thanks to our friends & family who came, we love you!