Blessings, Birthdays and Baptisms (part 3)

In our home every other year is a Birthday Party year. And I know it sounds crazy, but I have all the kids on the same year so that on the off years it's nothing but simple family fun. Well this year is the party year and Bryce's was first up. He originally wanted to have kind of a beach party theme, but that seemed a little broad so I asked him to narrow it down and this is what he came up with:

Courtesy of a cute little store on Etsy, but I can't remember which one right now! I'll find it and let you all know ;)

I had all of these grand ideas and ordered a lot of it off the Internet and as usual my luck always runs out and pretty much nothing was delivered on time. Go figure!!! Thankfully I'm getting really good at improvising ;)

I made Shark sugar cookies and cupcakes (which were supposed to have little plastic sharks in them...didn't come) but at least they had blue (ocean) frosting ;)


First the crowd frosted/decorated cookies while we waited for guests to arrive...


Next we played a little toss the shark for some fun shark inspired prizes...


I found these cute little hammerhead sharks at Target that were just perfect for this!!



Then we headed to the pool to cool off and have some fun! We actually heated the pool and it was a refreshing 92 degrees by party time. Just perfect for this April day!!!



Bryce was having so much fun and made sure I came up with a lot of water games to play. We had swimming races, holding your breath, etc. It was super cute to watch him with all of his little buddies. He is such a quiet little kid that it always amazes me to see him interact with his friends.



Afterwords we rounded the kids up for some cupcakes and presents.




And luckily the UPS man showed up early and delivered the grand finale. I really would have been upset if this little guy didn't make it.


All in all it was a great party and according to Bryce...the best day ever!!! So worth the frustration!!!

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