For this year’s birthday party we went with choo choo’s – for the boys and tutu’s – for the girls. Brady loves trains, so of course, the quints love trains too. Because whatever Brady loves, they love too. I loved getting to decorate with lots of pink for the girls. (Now a little side note for anyone who is new to my blog…since Brady’s birthday is 3 days before the quints, we just do one big party for all six kids.)
I didn’t get too many pictures of all the decorations; here are a few to give you an idea of how it looked. And I’m really proud of myself, I finally figured out how to upload videos on my blog. I hope it works for you so you can see how everything looked and see the videos of everyone singing happy birthday to the kids.
For the food, I kept it simple this year. On the boy’s table we did cookies, Rice Krispies stop lights, pretzels, and red Hawiian Punch. On the girl’s table we had cupcakes, Rice Krispies, tutu marshmallows, chocolate covered strawberries, and water.
For the entertainment, we rented a bounce house with a slide.
This year, I made the party more about the kids so we only invited their friends from church and school. In the past it’s been mostly adults who have helped us with the kids, but now that they have friends, I wanted to make it about them and their friends.
The weather was gorgeous. All week, it looked like it was going to be cool and raining on party day but thankfully that didn’t happen and we had a beautiful day.
The kids had fun, they got tons of presents, and I think all the guests had fun too. It was such a special day to celebrate the two most important events in our lives, Brady’s birth and the Quint’s birth.
And here was the aftermath….
It’s still so hard to believe Brady is 5 years old and Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, & Rayleigh are 3!