We went to a family reunion in gorgeous McCall, Idaho earlier this summer. There, Liam saw a fox and decided that he wanted a fox themed birthday party.
I didn’t really know what to do for this party- what should my color palette be? What games should we play?
I knew I wanted to make some fabric goody bags, so I needed fabric. I thought that would be a good place to start. I’ll find a good print and pull colors from it for the rest of the decorations. I found this:
It was perfect! And, just so happened that the open stock papers were on sale, even the glittery orange paper that I knew would be perfect for invitations and other decor! I picked up a bunch of stuff and went home to get going. Now I was excited about a fox themed party!
I sewed together some quick cut squares for a striking backdrop.
Each of the kids got a fox mask (the girls’ had a cute green bow),
and a sewn cinch sack for their goodies.
I made some fox cookies
and a simple, but cute ice cream cake.
I borrowed a friend’s cricut to cut out the letters for the banner and the cake topper.
The kids played Pin the Tail on the Fox,
a simple game I called Sly Fox, and each took a whack at the pinata.
That was the favorite part of the party, I think… That or the presents.
They all played with Liam’s new toys, ate goodies, and ran around. I hope they had fun!
I know that the kids don’t care about the details, but that is kind of my thing. I love putting things together and coming up with really cute decorations. Liam cared. He LOVED seeing the new things I’d create. He said, on several occasions, “Mom… I LOVE it! It’s so beautiful!” That is why I go to the extreme. That is why I spend hours cutting out invitations and envelopes. That is why I painstakingly pipe colored frosting onto homemade sugar cookies. It is all worth it when I have a happy and excited little four year old tell me I’m the best mom and he loves me.
Happy Birthday to my oldest crazy!