The big 5 + A Birthday Party Menu
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In the past month, my son has learned to ride his bike without training wheels, swim across the pool (and even braved the diving board a few times), and he’s learning to read! Next month he’s starting kindergarten. He’s growing up so fast… too fast! I’m so thankful for him.
If you have kiddos, you know exactly what kind of immeasurable joy they bring. If you don’t have them yet, life will never be the same, but then again, you wouldn’t want it to be!
I’m sharing some photos and joy from his 5th birthday party along with the recipes that were on the menu.
The Birthday Party MENU:
Many of the items on the menu can be prepped in advance, which is always so nice!). Click on the photos for recipes.
For this lemonade, I tried the Costco organic lemonade jugs and they were way too weak to compete with the basil. Use the kind in the linked recipe for best results 🙂
fresh fruit is always a must. These next three photos don’t have links for obvious reasons. 🙂
Mom’s Spartak cake can be made the day before. My mom made it. It’s my son’s favorite cake.
The dulce de leche waffle cake is always a favorite with kids and it’s so easy to make. Thanks to my sis Sveta for making it! 🙂 They went like hot cakes.
The kiddos sure had so much fun. We didn’t have any serious themes going on but the kids were laughing and running and playing; no one wanted to leave :).
Hi-ya! Look at that tu-tu twirling girl give the pinata a beating!
These next few were too cute not to share! They make my heart smile.
“Girl, you eye-ballin’ my smarties?”
These two, I just want to kiss them:
My handsome fellas 🙂
Thank you so much to everyone who came to celebrate our son’s big 5! He had been counting down the days on his calendar for an entire month; crossing out each day and counting how many “sleeps” were left :).