Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cooper’s 3rd Birthday: Dragon Party

Taken:  April 17, 2011

I am so behind it’s ridiculous!  At any rate, here are some photos from Cooper’s party.  We did a dragon theme (his request) and I think everyone had a great time!  Most of these were taken by a friend using my camera.

Here is his invite.  I designed them in photoshop and had them printed on 5 x 7 photo paper.  I love how they turned out!


All the kids enjoyed playing outside for awhile.DSC_3860_edit_wm

The girls did hoolahoop and Cooper helped Ryan put on her party viking hat.  So cute!DSC_3865_edit_wmDSC_3871_edit_wmDSC_3873_edit_wmDSC_3874_edit_wm

Had a bite to eat.


Decorated shields. 


Or in Cooper’s case, just put the stickers on himself.DSC_3883_edit_wm

Scary dragon masks.


Some chose to stay inside and enjoy the movie.DSC_3900_edit_wm

Cooper loved playing with his older cousin, Lane.DSC_3926_edit_wm

Charlotte is just too cute!


Sparring match with Maile.DSC_3944_edit_wm

We attempted a ribbon pinata because it’s safer, but we glued the trap door with extra strong glue apparently because it didn’t work and we ended up doing a traditional pinata anyhow.DSC_3963_edit_wmDSC_3976_edit_wm

I love this one.  Cooper eyes are closed and it cracks me up.DSC_4001_edit_wm

Cooper gave the dragon head some lovin’. 


I made the dragon cake, which was a lot of work, but I love how he turned out.  I did a practice run a few days before and then took the cake to work.  I started the cake a couple days before, which was great because I ended up having to bake a 2nd cake since the first one was too moist.


I also made viking hat cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and fondant horns.  They were DELICIOUS!  Cooper was so cute trying to blow out his candles while we were still singing to him.DSC_3917_edit_wmDSC_4024_edit_wm

And the little blowing lips I can’t get enough of.DSC_4027_edit_wm

He enjoyed his cake and his presents too!  Thank you to everyone who came over to celebrate with us!DSC_4031_edit_wmDSC_4048_edit_wmDSC_4068_edit_wm

1 comment:

Jen said...

WHat a great party! Happy birthday, Cooper!