Little Lion Man Birthday Party
April 25th, 2012
My little Jack turned 2 last week. Sigh, that was hard to type He’s such an awesome kid! And cute to boot. Often when you ask him the names of certain animals he doesn’t tell you what they’re called but rather the sounds they make. His favorite? Lion, rawrrrrr!!!! Therefore, my little Jack had a ‘little lion man’ birthday party.
I went on an online shopping spree at Party City and found these napkins and cups which I decided would set the theme. They’re a part of a baby shower package but I just purchased the items that had nothing written on them.
I also found these bowls
So cute! I used my new chalkboard clothespins that I recently bought on Groopdealz (unique and adorable items – a lot of it great for throwing parties) and had Joy write on them with her fancy shmancy handwriting
For The Cupcake Tower I wanted to find something resembling a ‘lion mane’ so I headed to Jo Ann’s and found this fur
And now onto the cupcakes. I decided to leave the baking to the experts this year. Enter Cake Crumbs, my neighborhood bakery and home of The Denver Cupcake Truck. I gave them the picture of the napkin, chose my flavors and those little baking geniuses handed over the cutest little lion cake topper:
and of course some delicious and equally adorable cupcakes
It was a gorgeous day so we grilled burgers and hot dogs, had snacks, salads, etc. We served homemade mint tea thanks to my sister in law Ingrid (I seriously contemplated hiding it and keeping it all to myself…it’s that good) and also served Izze sodas and some ‘libations’ for us 21+ kids.
I found these cute party lion masks at Michaels
We had a pinata…
and these Lion and Monkey tattoos
We had a blast but more importantly, so did Jack. I love you buddy…