First up the oh-so-popular balloon wreath. These babies are all over blogland and I wanted one for myself. I didn't have any floral prong-y things (yep, I'm pretty sure that's the technical term), so I used a combination of straight pin and hot glue to adhere all those balloons on.
And here is the Happy Birthday felt bunting that I am oh-so-proud of. This was pretty simple - cut out 13 big circles (I used a bowl for the size) and 13 smaller circles (big cup). Then I printed out a simple Arial font and hand-cut the letters out of dark brown felt. Another 13 snips of colorful ribbon and I was all ready to hot glue these babies together (sorry mom, no hand stiching here). I love that I can get it out year after year and just string it across the mantle.
Ok, so I didnt' really make the birthday hat, but I did put it on top of the light post. Surprisingly, most of the guests didn't even notice it. How do you not notice a birthday hat on a light post?!?
And finally, one little pic of the birthday boy. In Elton John glasses... that say Happy Birthday. Yeah, this picture is going to haunt him later ;)
Oh, and the birthday boy's dirty little secret - he doesn't like birthday cake. Nope. Not at all. So he's eating one of the chocolate 'tire' donuts. Bought especially for him. Because he LOVES donuts :)