Thursday, July 30, 2015

PART ONE: Surprise Visit at School from the Lemonade Truck and other exciting birthday treats!

Hire an adorable food truck to visit school for a birthday surprise!
Why not?

 We like doing birthdays around here.  If you're a long-time reader, you already know this.  Titus turned 11 in March.

Yep.    March.

It's official.  I am consistently behind on blogging.  I'm not quite sure where my game went, but I still want to rewind a few months to share his birthday surprises!  

We have a handful of traditions.  One of them is decorating the stairs.  The boys wake up to happy celebration first thing in the morning on their day.  You can see my favorite year of decorated stairs HERE.  That balloon maze was pretty cool!   

This year I made a balloon garland. 

These are made from those flexible animal-making balloons and tied off with bright twine. 

He also found eleven orange balloons on his floor.  
Orange is his favorite color. 

Another tradition I've done for a few years is writing a birthday message 
on their bathroom sink with dry erase markers.  

The rest of his day was filled with little surprises... 

treats in his backpack...

Cameron made a lil note from Basil to Titus.  
It was super sweet.

We have "mailboxes" on our family planner wall.  
I always save the boys' special mail and put it in their boxes on their birthday.

Titus' birthday was on a school day.  It's fun to plan unexpected surprises at school to keep the day exciting!  One year I hi-jacked Cameron's math class and another year a clown showed up to class.  They never know what to expect!  

This year, instead of bringing in a birthday dessert for the class, I hired this adorable lemonade truck to park in the school parking lot. 

This truck (Sweet Concessions) and all the helpers were just the cutest!

 The entire class ran out to the playground and spied a giant lemon at school!
They bounded over with big, happy smiles and lined up for fresh lemonade.

I usually get carried away with themes, 
so I made (and bought!) extra LEMON treats to serve.

Lemon drop crinkle cookies, lemon Oreos, and classic lemon drop candies.

This was a simple recipe for chewy and fresh cookies.

Line up!

Titus with his birthday lemon treats

Lil lemonade truck was a hit!

Cheers to special classmates
 and special surprises!

We've used a cutie food truck before for a birthday surprise! 

Check out Dakotah's 

on one of his summer birthdays past...

And see this past blog post for Moore birthday tradition ideas!

Happiest Birthday Dear Titus!  
To the Moon and back!


Jenny said...

You are so incredibly creative!

I don't know how you think of these amazing things to do.

And then you make them even more amazing with your fantastic attention to detail.

Definitely have to try these cookies!

And sooooo want to come to one of your parties someday!

PS. Nothing like inviting myself...ha!

Jane said...

Love, love, love! what an inventive way to celebrate Titus's birthday. He will not forget this...

I, too, have become very lax and behind with blogging. Maybe I'll catch up when I'm back in St Augustine (Sept-Oct}. At least I can catch up with reading blogs...)

enjoy your last days of summer break...

Carole West said...

This is a cute idea, Fresh lemonade sounds fantastic about now and what a great way to celebrate a birthday.

Carole @ Garden Up Green

caveman said...

The cookies you made look delicious. I love the note that Cameron put on Basil too.

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