We had a weekend full of sprinkles, beach balls and smiles as this guy turned three years old!!
We had a party with his closest little friends on Sunday evening, and the theme was beach balls.
He has two “pet” beach balls at home, so we invited a lot more over for the party! The yard was filled with them – big and small. Everyone got to take one home as well.
To eat we served barbecue from J&P and made a handful of sides to go with it: rolls from the bakery, homemade baked beans, potato salad and purple slaw. Plus lots of watermelon!
There was lemonade for the kids and some nice beverages for the adults as well ; )
The music for the night was Disney classics, which both the kids and adults loved. The moms had fun singing The Little Mermaid…
While this trio of girls captured everyone’s attention with a beautiful performance of Let It Go!
Annual group kiddo photo!
Soon it was time for CAKE!!! We went all out this year with a triple layer speciality from Sweethaus. This family takes birthday cake very seriously! It was a HUGE cake!
M loved hearing everyone sing Happy Birthday and blew out his candles like a champ.
The inside was funfetti and cookie dough frosting!!
I’ll be back with more recap from birthday weekend later on!
Fun party! Happy Birthday to Mazen! That cake looks amazing!
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Holy cow, that cake sounds like my dream! Cookie dough frosting AND all the funfetti sprinkles? Too good. Happy Birthday to your little man!
Jacklyn @ Jack's Balancing Act says
Oh my goodness Mazen’s hair with the little slick to the side – SO ADORABLE! Really neat that he has so many friends already 🙂 Glad it was such a success!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
What a fun birthday party! Happy Birthday to Mazen! Here’s hoping three is the best yet!
Beautiful pictures! I love your backyard.
I noticed wine cubes on the table — do you have favorites? If so, I’d love to hear what you think and why/how it works for you. Thanks!
Bota Box is by far my fav! That white we had wasn’t great. Black Box is pretty good!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
It looks like you guys had a lovely time! Happy birthday, Mazen!
Samantha @ThePlantedVegan says
What a fun looking party! Can’t believe Mazen is THREE!! Also, that cake looks incredible!
Miss Polkadot says
It might be the most stereotypical respone but: awww! That looks like such a wonderful celebration. Happy belated birthday to Maven! I’ve been following your blog for ages and can’t believe he’s three already.
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
This looks like such a fun birthday party. I’ve loved watching Mazen grow! Happy third B-day to him! P.S. you’re looking as beautiful as ever, Kath!
Thank you : )
Hi Kath! First time posting a comment here but I’ve been following your blog for a while. Just have to say Mazen’s haircut (or is it just a new style?) looks very handsome!
thanks! He let me gel it to the side : )
Happy Birthday Mazen!
Man, how time flies 🙂
The party theme was very creative and looks like a major success!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO M!
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Looks so fun! Happy birthday to Mazen!!
Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy says
Happy Birthday Mazen! That cake looks AMAZING!
You always put together such amazing parties, and I love how his was both kid-friendly as well as perfect for the adults! That cake looks absolutely heavenly. Happy third birthday to Mazen!
Kylie @ immaeatthat says
If I feel like yelling, “HOW IS HE ALREADY THREE?!!” I can’t imagine how you feel! What a great birthday…especially the beach ball theme and cookie dough frosting cake<3!!
Happy birthday to Mazen!
Beach ball theme! Love it. Kids don’t need much to entertain themselves. No need to overthink or over plan. All they wanna do is run around with their friends. 🙂
I’ve GOT to know where that dress is from! It would be perfect for an Alabama game (Roll Tide!) and looks great on you!
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3 is such an awesome age!! Looks like such a fun party and love your dress, you look stunning!
How sweet! What a fun party 🙂
OMG you had me at funfetti and cookie dough frosting!
Happy Birthday Mazen! What a fun party! I’m sure he’s still talking about it!
Jaclyn Parsons says
Happy Birthday Mazen!
What a sweet little guy. Hope you got to squeeze in many kisses, Kath! xx
Hannah @ Sprints & Scones says
Laura @ Semi-Vegetarian.com says
Super fun party! My little guy turns three on Friday and I’m SO excited to celebrate him this weekend. Little boys are the best! 🙂
Aww gappy bday to him too!
Hi kath! Now that Mazen is 3, are you thinking about baby 2?
Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio says
I can’t believe he’s 3! The days go by too quickly. Congrats to you and your hubby too! Every birthday is a celebration for the parents too.
Happy Birthday to Mazen! I can’t believe he is 3. I have been following along for so many years, it seems like he was born yesterday. By the way, I have the same exact purple dress from White Plum & it’s the best! So comfy and cute, right??
Yes! So comfortable!
Hello, I love reading your blog. Happy birthday to your handsome boy!
Would love for you to share your bake bean recipe. BTW….Your arms are looking pretty toned!!! You’re such an inspiration!!!
The beans were just dried beans that we cooked and then Matt made a homemade BBQ sauce (or you could use a bottled one!) to toss them in. They didn’t turn out totally how we imagined, but they were still tasty.
Happy Birthday, Mazen!
I love so much that this looks like a real, FUN, kids party. Everyone looks like they’re having a great time & I love that everyone gets a beach ball. I have a 10 month baby, so haven’t thrown any kids parties yet but will definitely be bookmarking this for a couple of years’ time – thanks!
Shauna Raymond says
Hey Kath! I was just curious, I saw on your post your ordered a cake from Sweethaus. Do they have a website?
P.S. Happy Birthday Mazen!
I can’t click it?
Sorry was from my phone – try now!
What kind of shoes is the Birthday Boy wearing? They look comfy and cute, and I need to get some for my twins this fall! Thanks!
Got them at Target last week!
Happy birthday, Mazen, a little late. The cake looks delicious.
Happy Birthday Mazen!!
what an absolutely adorable child. he is just precious Kath I am serious! he is a muffin cup!!!!
and wow a cool party. So many kiddos holy smokes! I remember abbi’s 3rd birthday too! It was Veggie Tales themed. heard of those videos? So cute!
Love the beach ball ideas and that cake. heavenly! Loved the photos, you mom and dad are so sweet with him. LOVE!
THREE?! No way!! I can’t believe that I’ve been following you that long! I started right after he was born 🙂 HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Mazen!! 🙂