Sunday, May 6, 2012

Keagan's Birthday Party

Keagan turned 6 years old yesterday and he was so very excited.  We started the morning off with a number 6 pancake.  Here are the festivities of the day. 
 The birthday boy in his Birthday shirt.
This year he was able to have a friend party.  Much to my dismay, he wanted to have a Semi Truck party.  Did you know that there is no semi truck decoration, party favors, etc?  So I did the best I could.  My Silhouette (a craft cutter) was my huge friend throughout it all.  Here is the invitation to his party.  Notice his little face in the cab of the truck.
Our first party game was a "semi-truck" obstacle course.  Deker's trike with the wagon hooked on served as the Semi.  Each kid started at the starting line, rode to the end of the driveway, picked up 6 blocks of wood, put them in the trailer and then rode back to the starting line (they ended up making a big loop around the driveway).  It seemed like each kid had fun cheering each other on and taking their turn.  Here is Keagan taking the first turn around.
Andrew pulled into town from his two-day route about 20 minutes before the party was to start, so he brought his truck to our house so he could be back in time for the party.  Keagan asked Andrew if he could show the truck to his friends, so we walked down the street and Andrew opened the trailer and pulled the ramp down so they could climb up into the trailer.  Andrew then let them each climb into the cab and see the cab (which is a sleeper cab).  They were pretty surprised to see a bed in the back and were even more surprised when they found out that Andrew slept there the night before. 
The kids all enjoyed pizza for lunch.  We opted for the indoor picnic for lunch.
Because you can't buy a Semi truck pinata, with my input, Andrew fashioned and decorated this wonderful pinata.  Good job Andrew!
The pinata in action.
Keagan's Semi-truck cake, courtesy of Andrew and I.
For party favors, I found a Semi-truck mold and gave each child one chocolate and one white chocolate semi along with a Semi-truck pez dispenser.  We also purchased some water bottles and using my silhouette, personalized a bottle for each kid. 
It was fun to plan and we all had a fun time. Happy Birthday, Keagan, We LOVE you!


Vera said...

Happy Birthday, Keagan (and Bauer!)!!!

Oh and Brenda, AWESOME decorations and games!!!

Veronica Haley said...

Happy Birthday to Keagan and Bauer!

You are so creative Brenda :)

Malma said...

Looks so fun! Happy Birthday 2 of your darling boys. I LOVE the party you's so unique and looks like a ton of fun. Brenda dear...I want to be you when I grow up! :)
Love you and miss you guys!

David and Leah said...

Happy belated birthday to our cute little nephews! We love you and wish we could be close enough to come for every birthday! What fun festivities--nice job Andrew and Brenda on the pinata, the cake, the obstacle course--amazing! Hope we can see you guys soon--love ya!

Dangela said...

WOW!!! You guys never cease to amaze me--that was an awesome party!

Happy birthday, Keagan. We love you!

brookechamp said...

Hi I work for Pepsi Logistics; I am doing an end of the summer mixer at a Mexican restaurant next week. Being a transportation business at a Mexican-themed mixer I really want to have a semi piñata there. I have been looking everywhere and came across the piñata on this Blog. Can you please tell me how you made that?