When my little guy first said he wanted to have a reptile party, I thought, ok, that’s a little different but so fitting for him. I knew I could make it happen so we quickly agreed on the theme. I did what most people do and headed to Pinterest to get some ideas and see what others were sharing. I love utilizing Pinterest for inspiration, but sometimes it’s not always easy to recreate certain looks (I’ve had a few Pinterest fails in my day) or certain items you’re looking for can’t be found.
Ok, so let’s talk about the day. If you caught my insta stories then you saw some behind the scenes fun. We decided to wait and tell him the day of his party that he would actually be having live reptiles there with him. I had a complete fail moment when I thought I was taping his reaction but I don’t know what in the world my pregnancy brain did and I got two seconds of him running away all excited to tell his little friends that a snake was coming. Let’s just say he was sooo excited and felt like the star of the day, as he should.
We’ve had so much rain over here lately that I was worried about his party because little nugget’s was a wash out. Thankfully we could not have been blessed with a better weekend for his party. It was sunny and in the low 70’s and perfect for being outside. We had the bounce house set up for him, stumps set out for all of his friends to sit on during the reptile presentation, corn hole out in the backyard for anyone to play with, and plenty of tables for the adults to sit and relax at.
We put together a head table for him and his friends to sit at and enjoy lunch and then had separate food tables and a cake table set up.
Overall we really couldn’t have asked for things to go any better. I got to sit and catch up with some of my friends while the kids played, everyone left with full bellies, and plenty of goodies in their goodie bags.
I still can’t believe that my little man is five today. It’s crazy how quickly the years go by. I’m trying to eat up every moment that I can with him. Even on those crazy days when we still have meltdowns and are trying to work through our feelings. A, we know that God has big plans for you. You are such a smart, creative, and amazing little man that doesn’t miss a beat. I’ve said it before but your memory seriously blows my mind and the things you think of far exceed your years. We pray that God will continue to instill passions and desires in your heart that will be utilized for amazing things as you continue to grow older and mature. Keep shining and never let anyone dull your confidence. We love you more than you will ever know!