Thursday, July 8, 2010

Today a special little guy in my life, had his 4th birthday. We celebrated by having a simple birthday dinner with the theme of "Toy Story". We had "Toy Story" paper plates and a homemade centerpiece with pictures of him and his brother on the evening they saw the movie together.

As for the birthday cake, it truly was a quick, easy and fun creation for him.

I took a tin roasting pan and turned it upside down.

I took ice cream sandwiches and made a winding road on top of the pan. I purchased a pack of Hot Wheel cars on special at the grocery store, and two tiny Toy Story cars from the toy store. I placed them on the ice cream sandwich road. Wrote happy birthday with some gel icing, and added four colored candles. It was stored in the freezer until it was time to sing to him.

Won't ever make a Martha Stewart How-To book, but it was a hit on this fun, but busy evening.

One of the copied pictures that I used as a centerpiece. This is an expression this little guy uses often. He just seems to enjoy life and for now..."Toy Story".

*The above picture was added by a daughter who is extremely grateful for the constant outpouring of loving and creativity lavished into the lives of her children by her mother.
Thank you, Mom, for making birthdays SO much FUN (and for making dinner for all of us so I don't have to!!!).


Brenda Leyland @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What fun to create delights for little ones, especially when they happen to be your grandkids!

Susan said...

Thumbs up on that really FAB birthday roadway cake! My grandson would be TOTALLY on board with that! Toy Story is his
"fave-wit moovy" right now! Great idea!
Thank you for your sweet words of encouraement on my blog!

Melinda said...

Such a cute and easy idea. How did you come up with this?

He's a cutie by the way.


Rach said...

Cute idea for the cake!!

Judy said...

Cute idea...the ice-cream-sandwich-road cake! And cute guy. Happy Birthday, Christopher.

lindsey said...

brilliant cake....I wish we had those icecream sanwiches here in the UK!!!!

corners of my life said...

What a clever idea for that lucky little birthday guy. Martha Stewart would be jealous!

Debbie said...

Do your kids hack your blog too?
What a cute idea for a little guy who loves cars! Martha, shmartha!
I love it:)

Linda said...

That was a wonderfully creative idea, Judy! I loved it!

cherry said...

Happy birthday to the boy! I hope you liked yoru last goodies! cherry

Cherrie said...

Oh, the happy look on his face! He and the cake are just precious!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your little one. He is such a handsome and charming little guy! I love your idea for the cake. Very clever indeed and something everyone would just love. p.s. I think it would diffinately make it in a Martha Stewart book :>)


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