Monday, September 10, 2012

Coasten's 4th Birthday

Our Coasten boy turned 4 on July, 23 2012
I asked him a few months back what kind of party he wanted this year and right away he told me that he wanted a "Pirate Party"..
So A Pirate Party it was!

Coast was Uber excited to get into his costume, as soon as he woke up the morning of his birthday and party. I must say that he is one dashing little Pirate..

Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE throwing a party. I love every last detail! It takes me a few months to plan and put together, all while feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed out at times but to see it all put together makes it 100% worth it...

Argh Matey! My little Pirate family..
Did I mention that every guest was to show up in costume, for a chance to win a cash prize for best Pirate get-up?!

The table scape.. Warning this is picture overload! I just have to show all the detail that I work so hard on!

I get so excited seeing everything play out on the table as I'd imagined it to be in my head!
To a "T" this one...








And more...

I Think the Treasure chest was my FAV..

Pirate Beer..

AKA Cream soda and Root beer.

The desserts.

White Coconut cake..

Cookie dough truffles on a stick. Mmmm

Some Pirate treasures.

Their ship must have crashed because the Helm floated on shore..

Polly the Parrot.

Pirate tattoos..

Pirate eye patches..

Pirate pinata

Some Pirate's booty..

Yes, I actually poured real sand on the table. What a treasure chest without the sand?!

Real  chocolate and fake gold coins..

Some of our fellow Pirates. The Josh and Jenni Smith Fam.

Some more Pirates

And some more..

My Mom had me laughing with her Pirate costume..!

She actually came with a gold tooth..

Hyde man.. Love him!

Loving that necklace.

Pinata poppin time..

That Parker was the winner of our costume contest.. 10 big ones!
Way to go Parks..

The CANDY craze..

Coasten had been asking for a "BIG boy bike" for a while, so we got him one!

Blowing out the candles on his cake with the support of Milo and Macy!

This party was a BLAST. I loved how everything turned out and hopefully everyone else felt the same!
Thanks Family and Friends for coming to support this guy on such a special day, and the fact that everyone came dressed up made my heart so happy!
We love you all.

Coasten you are a wonderfully, smart, funny, polite, happy, and an energetic 4 year old!
You LOVE to sing
play any and every instrument
help us do anything, because you know your so big.
You love your brother so much and are BEST buddies.
You are so up-tight sometimes, but I think you get it from your Dad and I.
You are SO very artistic in every way, Musical, instrumental, athletic and drawing and painting are daily on your list of things to do. You draw pictures for your cousins all of the time. You never leave anyone out.
You are very thoughtful, always thinking of others and how they'd feel.
You are very polite, always saying please and thank you about a million times, and VERY appreciative!
You rub, tickle and massage my back if I ask, and when I dont. I love when you play with my hair and make me beautiful:)
You are in your 2nd year of Preschool at Miss. Brittneys and you love it. You ask ALL THE TIME if you have school that day.
Soccer is tops on your list, and you are FAST FAST FAST. 
You like to run away from me and I can never catch you because your just too darn FAST.
You run away from me at the stores. I know it might seem like I am a bad Mom for not running after you, but you are a child that has to learn the hard way. I figure that if you get scared that you've lost me, you wont do it anymore or very often. I get so nervous/scared that you'll be taken by someone, but I have to trust my Heavenly Father knowing that he's on my side, and he'll be watching over you! I hope this phase in your life passes quickly, because you cause me a lot of heartache!
You are fearless, you dont believe that anything bad or dangerous can happen to you. Maybe that just means that I am a Cynic.. But I am your Momma and just want you safe!
Coasten, I Love you to pieces. You really know how to make me smile and I am so proud to call you mine!

Happy 4th Birthday my little...


  1. this is so adorable! lovin all the little details! party planner extraordinnaire!

  2. I have been waiting for these party pics, looks AWESOME! I wish my mom threw me parties like this when I was little, what lucky boys!

  3. OMG too cute! You are super mom and this party looks like so much fun! Both of your boys are adorable! Makes me excited for when my little man gets old enough to play. Thanks also for your sweet comment on my blog!