I started with a song/invitation (it helps if you sing it!).
Robots that Transform and Thomas the Engine
Legos to build with and my new friend Ben 10
Bright colored packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
Hot dogs and burgers all cooked on the grill
Great friends and family to share in the thrill
Goodie bags with candy and decoder rings
These are a few of my favorite things!
Will you please come—
To my party—
When I’m turning 5?
We will all share some favorite things
And then we’ll all feel so glad!
Then I googled "make trap door pinata" and found instructions to make this. It is supposed to be a pirate's chest, but I made it a toy box. It is a pull string pinata, so we don't have to blindfold a bunch of preschoolers and then hands out bats. (Who thought that was a good idea?)
Notice that Munchie is supporting Daddy and Papaw's temporary jobs. They are both working the census--John is working for the 3rd time since last spring. The shirt says, "Today we count..March to the mailbox". If you haven't sent in your census form, please be nice when someone, like my father-in-law, comes to your door. Now....back to our program....
I gave Munchie the option of a store bought cake, or one I made. If I made it, I would spend the extra money on toys for the cake. Of course, he acknowledged how priceless a cake made by mommy would be! (Okay, so hechose the extra toys....but a mom can dream, can't she?!?!)
So, in keeping with the "A few of my favorite things" theme, I decided to take 3 rectangular cakes and layer them. The top cake has the center cut out. It is supposed to look like a toybox with toys sticking out. I'm not sure if I accomplished that or not. But it has his favorite toys.
Along the edges, I painted, "There are a few of my favorite things".
Munchie is NOT, I repeat, NOT wearing his birthday suit in this picture. He is, however, wearing nothing by Transformer underwear. (Hey! He is still 4!) Don't you love the pensive look on his face?!?