My daughter turned 3 a few weeks ago, but we finally celebrated with the extended family this past weekend. We hosted the birthday celebration for Bug and her cousin B. who is 3 weeks older. Between scheduling conflicts and Bug coming down with the stomach flu last weekend, this was the soonest we could celebrate.
We decided to go with a Veggie Tales theme this year and it was a lot of fun. Bug enjoyed having her family around to celebrate though when I told her that the family was coming over she said they were there to celebrate her cousin's birthday. She didn't realize they were there to celebrate her as well.
I had a lot of fun creating her cake (super easy this time!). We made her a Bob the Tomato cake with strawberry cake mix. I tried looking for red velvet, but since that was available at our store we went with strawberry. What better for my girly girl who loves pink. We even had pink strawberry ice cream which was a big hit with the girl cousins.
As with every birthday I tend to go bigger than the average bear. I like a good celebration and I love celebrating the births of each of my children. Hubby made a super cool poster for the kids and I put together a slide show of the kids. We had a ton of food and my oh-so-favorite empanadas from our local Filipino restaurant. YUM! My mom also made lumpia and pancit to round out our honey mustard chicken and fried rice.
It was neat to see how much the 3 year olds have grown. As with any family gathering it was very busy, but a lot of fun. The kids play really well together as they have gotten older, the adults are able to relax a little more.
The party was a hit and we enjoyed celebrating another year.