To say that Caleb is currently obsessed with ninja turtles would be an understatement. I mean I thought his love for Lightning McQueen was huge, but it was nothing compared to his love for those 4 turtles. Naturally, he picked a Ninja Turtle Theme for his birthday.
Now I need to take a moment and admit that I love decorating and throwing a perfectly planned and coordinated party. I use to laugh and swear that my kids would never have character plates, napkins, and uncoordinated decorations. Now, I simply laugh at the fact that I ever said that. Sure I enjoy planning an our of the box party, and I love finding creative ways to decorate and make it one of a time. However, the reality is my now 4 year old likes the generic characters. He wants the plates, the banners, the cups, the cheesy party favors. That is what makes him happy. I have come to the realization that has my children grow older, they are going to have more opinions about how they want their parties, and though I enjoy decorating out of the box, it may not be what they want. So, with that being said we threw a cheesy, turtle bash, and Caleb loved it. We had balloons hanging on the deck with the 4 ninja turtle colors, turtle colored cupcakes with ninja turtle toppers, and lots and lots of ninja turtle plates/napkins. It was of course an outdoor bash, and the kids seemed to have a blast. I did not stress before the party at all, and I really could have cared less how the decor came out, which is huge for me. All I wanted was for my little man to be happy, and happy he was.