heads up: this post is going to be picture heavy. we're talking super duper here. unless you are my sister and have forced me to post this, please feel free to just quickly browse through the zillion photos. :)
the day after choi boy's actual birthday, we had a big fat celebration for our birthday boy!
because of all the crazy, out-of-control rain, our original plans of an outdoor party (at the famous train park, no less!) needed to be changed. to say i was a bit frazzled while scrambling around to find a new location might be an understatement -- just a little one. ;) i may or may not have sent out around 5 crazed emails to all of our guests... but, we managed to get everything taken care of and we prepped for our new indoor party.
of course, the day of the party was the sunshiniest day we had seen in days and days, but oh well. ;)
cb's birthday was a loose circus theme...set in motion because of the old-fashion train at the park where the party was originally supposed to be held. my friend, christine, did an amaaaaaaaaaazing job designing the banner, cupcake toppers, signs, and favor tags that you'll soon see. her work tied everything together and added the best finishing touches. love her!
the cake that my sister saved. it looked naaaaaaasty the night before and i felt like i couldn't serve it to our guests. tiff worked some magic with some new icing and we added the red and blue m&m's, a mini bunting thingy i quickly scrapped together, and a cupcake topper. ...and voila! serveable. ;)
homemade cookies and mini swirlpops for favors
and now what you're all really waiting for...pictures of the birthday boy himself. :)
we (okay, *i*) made cb wear this silly clown tie, and surprisingly, he LOVED it!
cb's uncles brought him these giant balloons:
he was rather possesive about them. :)
miss daisy came to do balloon animals and glitter tattoos!
the grown-ups thought the glitter tattoos were pretty cool, too. ;)
there were also some crafty crafts.
but mostly, there were lots and lots of people that were there to love on our boy. and for that we were so grateful.
a cb imposter was also in our midst...
there was some singing...
and some blowing out candles...
and then lots and lots of eating of sweets!
but not before some hilarious photo ops. ;)
cupcakes are best eaten with chopsticks, didn't you know?
somewhere in there was a wardrobe change...
and then more sweets!
someone was wee bit intoxicated from copious amounts of chocolate...
can you blame him?!
of course, cb spent a lot of time surrounded by the ladies!
and of course, of course, choi boy's extended family showered and covered him with love.
and after all that? cb plopped himself in the corner, emptied out his diaper bag and declared himself partied out.
what a silly guy!
we loved celebrating our little guy and are so, so, SO very grateful for all those that came out to celebrate him, too (even if you were only there with us in spirit!)!
happy two to you, cb!
...and i might never throw a birthday party again. phew!