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The baby turns 3 in just a couple of days.
I wasn’t concerned when the oldest turned 5. I even dropped him off at Kindergarten and didn’t shed a tear.
But the BABY turning 3? Where has the time gone?
For the last year, he’s been obsessed with Monster Trucks. Its actually his response to everything.
Me:”How old are you?”
Almost 3: “Big Monster Truck”
Me: “What do you want for lunch?”
Almost 3: “Wrecking Crew Monster Truck”
So, naturally, when asked what kind of birthday party he wanted to have… you know what he said.
I decided after 5’s birthday party that I would no longer hand out goodie bags. I mean does anyone keep the stuff in them anyway? I’m not knocking it- my boys are SO excited in the car on the way home from a party. They pull out each item as if they have found gold. “Mom, did you see this sticker?” “Mom, no way! Bubbles!!!!” After a couple of days though, I get excited to find all those little things that would eventually end up under the couch and/or chewed up by the dog and I throw them away. So, I decided to change our party game plan and hand out t-shirts instead. Right now, it’s easy- we constantly hang out with same crew. There’s 7 boys in total. The oldest is 6 and the youngest is 6 weeks.
I’m digging the way they turned out.
I started by cheating. I bought a pack of different colored t-shirts all in size 4. Turns out this was a great game plan and fit everyone who was size 3 up to size 5 perfectly (everyone but the baby!). The stencil and the paint were not that expensive either! At the time of purchase, I bought all my supplies for under $30 and I had supplies left over.
To be honest, it probably cost the same as the goodie bags. It might have taken a little longer to put together- each shirt took about 15-20 minutes- but I feel like it was really worth it. I’m also really excited to see how the group pictures will turn out.
Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to post the recipes and décor from the party this Saturday!