My little boy is growing up so fast! I can't believe he's now 7 years young; reading, protecting his little sister and mastering his humor/teasing. He's such an amazing, loving, handsome, sweet, caring, kind, funny, intelligent, energetic little guy full of life and smiles! You love your family, friends and football and put all your heart and energy into everything you do. You make us very proud and we love you very much! 💝🎂🎉🎁
|1st grade, Spring Pics - 2018|
This year we celebrated his birthday with a batman theme 🦇 at DARTemUP. They had a pretty sweet birthday package that allowed the kids 70 mins of dart'em up tag experience (where they break into teams and battle it out, similar to lazer tag), 45 mins in the party room with pizza and a movie, gift bags for all the kids and then $8 worth of arcade tokens for each guest!
For his batman theme I scoured the web and pinterest for batman cakes and finally settled on a 2 layer cake that had the bat symbol on top and Gothan City around the cake edges. I was extremely happy with how it turned out and found some amazing sugar sheets at Michaels to achieve the affect. I also made 24 cupcakes with batman rings that I found on amazon.
|batman cake and cupcakes|
I thought it would be fun if we all wore bat apparel as a family. I had fun tracking down some shirts for the hubby (batdad) and I (batmom). Ry already had 2 batman shirts and Carsy had a batgirl dress. We looked heroic if I do say so myself!
|Batmom ready for action!|
The kids had a blast choosing their nerf guns and dividing into teams. Ry got an upgraded nerf gun as he was the birthday boy. After some initial rules/training and choosing their protective goggles, they were led into one of the obstacle rooms to begin their tag experience. Those kids really got into it! I saw some of them diving behind barrels, low crawling and somersaulting. Some of the parents even got into it and participated in the battles. I was able to walk around and take video and pictures as long as I wore the goggles.
|receiving instructions and safety rules|
|waiting for their weapons|
|birthday boy is armed and dangerous|
After some intense battles, we moved into the party room for pizza and cake. They even had a TV set up on the wall and were able to play the Lego Batman movie while the kids ate. They were mesmerized...the quietest I'd seen them all day. 🍕 🎂
|Happy Birthday to You!|
|That's a wrap! Heading home to open gifts|
A big thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated Ryland's 7th birthday with us❣ 💗
My pinterest site contains links to all the party items:
Party City - batman plates, napkins, cupcake stand. (GASP, I forgot balloons!!!)
Amazon - Batmom/dad shirts, batman cupcake ring toppers, presents
Cake supplies - Michaels, HEB