We waited to have Isaiah’s birthday party, in the hopes that the weather would be a little nicer and to give him a little more time between big events in his world (we barely get Christmas torn down before it’s time for his birthday). The weather part was a total fail, with a lovely snowstorm blowing in just as it was time for the party to start, but it was nice to have a little breathing room between celebrations.
Isaiah’s favorite thing in the entire world is Superman, so he had a Superman party. My mom and I spent hours making decorations and food, then I spent the afternoon setting up decorations while my mom kept Isaiah busy. When he finally got to see everything, he was absolutely thrilled and ran around the room yelling “I love it!” over and over.
We started the party with food–make your own tacos. I made signs for the different ingredients telling the kids what super powers the foods would give them. They thought that was pretty cool.
Once everyone was done eating, we did some games. We played the “floor game” that my mom came up with back when I was Isaiah’s age (we modify it for each party’s theme), went on a search for bad guys and did a super hero obstacle course. The kids loved “flying” over buildings. Luke piled the buildings on top of each other to make a higher obstacle to jump over. The other kids thought he was amazing.
When the games were done, we let the kids run for a little while so we could get things ready for cake. We rounded them up and sang “Happy Birthday” before Isaiah blew out a big “4” candle on his cupcake. Everyone enjoyed their bright blue cupcakes.
Isaiah’s friends brought him some great gifts and he was so excited to open them. Each thing he opened was met with “It’s just what I wanted!!!!” or “I love it!!!” He wanted to open every single toy and play with it right now. It was kind of hard to explain why it wasn’t a good idea to fly his new kite in the strong winds, snow and dark. He was sure it would work, but has decided he can handle waiting until we have a sunny day to test it out. The rest of the toys have been played with constantly since we got home from the party.
Isaiah was pretty sad to have to tell his friends goodbye. He can’t wait to see them again sometime soon.
**For instructions for the games and how to make decorations, go here.