I think that a photographic narrative of the day would best suffice Mr. Benjamin's BigTop Birthday Bash...
Beginning with the fabulous invitations...
(included tax + S&H)
And you will all remember the tedious planning and crafting that went into it...
wrapped in striped paper (from Michaels - $0.25/sheet)
(just a SNAPSHOT of what went on in the MONTHS leading up to the big day...)
) wrapped in burlap stuff (? lol) and curled ribbon
By the day before his party, my dining room table (heck the whole entire room) was covered in birthday paraphernalia.*
(*wow, spelled that correctly on the first go!!)
There was even a mini crisis when I noticed a few ants on the bags and bags (and bags) of candy for the next day's candy bar!!
None made it inSIDE the candy wrappers, and my adopted SIL's were great assistants helping me de-Ant...
All that was left the night before was to bake cupcakes and his smash cake*:
The popcorn cupcakes pretty much came from here.)
(Part II to follow, because HOLY PHOTO-OVERLOAD!)