Monday, April 18, 2016

Ryland's 5th Birthday Party - Godzilla!

Weather has not been our friend lately for outside birthday parties.  Originally we had planned to party at Kiddie Acres (which we had postponed from Carsyn's 2nd b-day the year before), but a series of severe thunderstorms projected for this past weekend resulted in us changing venues to Pump It Up.  So glad we made this change as it rained off and on all day, and really started pouring at 5:30 pm (right in the middle of his party).  Ry also had lately been asking to go back to Pump It Up, so the venue change worked out really well.

Playing with the Godzilla destruction pack before I used it as cake decor.
For the past several months he's really been into Godzilla.  Not sure how he discovered Godzilla, it might have been from watching YouTube on the tablet, but either way all he could talk about was Godzilla!  Since the venue covered everything (food, utensils, setup/cleanup, entertainment, goodie bags, etc) all I had to do was make the cake and cupcakes.  After some internet searching and pinterest-ing I found everything I needed to make the perfect cake.  I scored some awesome Godzilla cupcake topper rings (also made for an a great take home goodie bag item) and a Godzilla destruction pack with 3" figurines, breakable buildings and mini army vehicles for his 13x9" cake.  🎂  I also ordered him a Godzilla and King Ghidorah toy from Amazon as his gifts from us.

Loved this Godzilla cake with crumbling buildings
the cupcakes
Ryland LOVED his party.  We invited his friends from daycare, pre-K, family and our friends.  Since we changed venues last min our only option was a 5:45 pm party, a bit later than what we would have liked but worth it to avoid the rain.  The kids had a blast jumping on all the inflatables and running through the bubbles.


wind tunnel

Ry and Kingston

It's like herding cats to get all these littles to stay still for a pic!

Ry's 5th birthday party!! - 4/16/2016 
After over an hour of playing we made our way into the party room for pizza and cake.  The nice thing about this place was we could also bring in our own food and drink, so we had a veggie tray, fruit tray and meat/cheese tray as well as the pizzas.  The boys were THRILLED with Ry's Godzilla cake.  Ry was so excited that he blew the candles out before anyone could start singing happy birthday to him!

the food
Birthday Boy on his throne
Happy Birthday To You

After we finished eating Pump It Up packed everything up for us and helped load the car.  We decided to open gifts at home as we only had the venue for 2 hours.  Ry received some awesome gifts and was up past 10 pm playing with them.

 A big thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated Ryland's 5th birthday with us❣

my guy

The next day we gave him our gifts and HE.WAS.ECSTATIC!  He fist pumped the air, yelled "YEAH!" and was beyond excited to get his big Godzilla.  💕

Showing Car-Car how to play Godzilla
My Pinterest site contains links to all the party items below.
Amazon - ring cupcake toppers, Godzilla and Ghidorah toys - Godzilla destruction pack (used as decor on cake, and tons of fun to play with afterwards!)
Sam's Club - veggie/fruit trays, juice boxes, waters, meat/cheese tray