Nine Months More

An Art party, with The Flash

My baby turned four. As he blew out the candles on his cake, he wished aloud that he “wanted to be a grown up.” In my heart, I lassoed that wish right back! Then hugged him a little tighter and wished instead that he would stay my baby forever.

PJ loves life with such abundance; it is hard not to be consumed by happiness and excitement when you are around him. For such a little person, he has a big personality and an even bigger opinion. Planning his birthday party left me and my sister dizzy. He loves arts and crafts, adores The Flash and everything needs to have sparkly stars! So the fusion of his party theme was born. An Art party, with The Flash, with Sparkly Stars thrown in.

Our house was filled with all the things that PJ loves. Cupcakes, popcorn, fairy floss and lots of cake! Art and craft for hours. Face painting and balloon animals. A piñata – of which PJ insisted on having the final smash! A photo booth to capture the memories and an impromptu concert thrown by the kids at the end.

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At the end of the day, after I had kicked off my heels and slipped into my flats, PJ slid onto my lap. “Thank you so much Mum, my party was amazing.” As I stroked his soft, blonde hair, breathing in the softness of my little man, I thought to myself, “no, little man. You are amazing.”

I wonder what crazy adventures next year’s party will bring?

Just like AJ’s Lego party, there are many people to thank for making PJ’s birthday wishes come true;

adelphi mou for the perfect invitations, custom paperie and cake design – your designs were awesome little sis xx
Frostalicious Cupcake Creations for the divine cupcakes, edible cupcake toppers, cake pops and amazing cupcakes in the mason jars
Baked by Belinda for the incredible cake – she brought adelphi mou’s design to life perfectly
Mini Picasso’s for hours of art and craft
Kiddly-Winks for the amazing face painting and balloon animal creations
All for Kids Party Hire for the great popcorn machine, fairy floss machine and kids table and chairs – the popcorn and fairy floss were a huge hit!

If you would like a closer look at all these images and moments, they can be found here

Would you like a cupcake in a jar?

  • LydiaCLee

    Wow! That’s a very impressive looking party! And I’m pleased he likes the Flash – the most under-rated superhero, with an earnestness like Capt America. I LOVE him – my middle child wore a Flash costume almost daily for a year when he was 4….

    • He adores the Flashy and has for quite some time!! Sadly, his Flash costume is getting small for him, otherwise he would still be in it xx

  • toushka

    that is awesome. The invitations are a great idea and every detail was gorgeous and colourful and perfect!

  • One word: Wow!

  • Jen B Hale

    Wow….awesome party! looked like lots of fun. !!What won!!derful memories PJ will have

  • holy smokes Josefa. That is quite a party! I’m super impressed! Will you come organize my son’s 5th!?!??!

    • Aroha, I’m all partied out! Luckily it won’t be till next March till I need to waltz into party mode again!

  • Kate

    My goodness, that is by far the coolest party I have ever seen! I bet he had the most incredible time!

  • Rhianna

    Ah yes I would very much like a cupcake in a jar. In fact I will have a cupcake anyway it comes! What an amazing party! Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses #teamIBOT

  • That looks like the best party ever! Love how you go all out for your kids Josefa. You’re an amazing mother xx

  • Rebecca Thompson

    What a great party set up. We are finally having my JT’s 4 year old party this weekend. I hope it is half as good as this looks 🙂
    Becc @ Take Charge Now

  • Aleney @ BoyEatsWorld

    That’s the most amazing party I have ever seen. Stunning! What lucky kids you have 🙂

  • Wozers, what an AMAZING party!! So inspiring Josefa! I am going to pin this page like a crazy person!!

  • Robyn (Mrs D)

    I loved how he wished to be a grown up and you lassoed him right back in – I feel like I secretly do the same thing every day! What an absolutely awesome party – I hope you’ve put all your photos up on pinterest – they are fabulous!!! xxxx

  • Laney | Crash Test Mummy

    Uh oh – what are you going to do when he turns 5?!?!?!?! It looks amazing, and I’m glad you had some help. Trying to throw a party like that would be the end of me. Great work!

    • Can’t manage it all without the help – as for next year – I have banned any birthday talk for the next few months, need to have some quiet time before we fly into birthday planning mode again xx

  • So Awesome! Lucky boy.

  • Oh my gosh you put on the most spectacular parties! Great photos too xxx

  • Danya Banya

    Oh wow, what a fabulous party! I better not look too closely – I have a 3 year old’s party to plan for in a month’s time, and something tells me I’ll be coming a distant second in the party planner stakes. 🙂

  • Grace

    Oh, what a fabulous party! All those cupcakes look divine, not mention his birthday cake as well!
    Happy birthday, PJ!

  • Oh wow! Such a splendid party that I could never pull off, but love.

  • Wow! What a lucky little boy! That party looks like all his dreams came true. Well done mum 🙂 xo

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    What an amazingly Pinterest worthy party Josefa! So pleased your baby boy had a wonderful time, they do grow up all too fast, don’t they?

  • Leanne Shea Langdown

    Geez! You would give Tori Spelling’s CelebraTORI “how to host a party” book a run for its money . Your’s could be joseFANTASTIC!
    You need to publish a party book.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

  • Lisa@RandomActsOfZen

    Oh my goodness, what a fabulous party!! I bet everyone had an amazing day 🙂

  • Rita

    Just WOW! What an absolutely amazing party! Happy Birthday to your little one!

  • Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

    that cake puts mine to shame. Day-um.

  • Kate

    Wow that looks amazing! I love all the colours it’s amazing!

  • What a gorgeous party! So much colour. I feel preemptively sorry for my children and the parties they will have this year!

  • Look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! We’ve just had Aston’s 3rd Birthday party on Sunday and it was so much fun. I love putting Birthday parties together and making the kids smile. Aston was old enough this year to really appreciate all of the little decorations and the cake, I loved seeing how wide his smile and eyes went every single time he seen something that blew him away.
    Can I ask what you use to edit your photos? I love the way your blog post looks and am looking for new ways to edit mine.

    • thank you so much for stopping by!! I edit all my photos in Adobe Lightroom – I have a few presets that I randomly use, most of the time all I do is add a little brightness, hope this helps xx

      • Thanks for sharing. I just really like the way you dismayed them in this post, it looks really nice. I hope your son had a wonderful day, love the invite abc so many things with this party!

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