This past weekend we celebrated Luke's birthday with our extended family.
We chose a Toy Story theme for Luke because he's pretty much obsessed with it!
I admit, I probably go a bit overboard with indulging his interest in Toy Story, but what can I say? It makes him talk! Of the words that he has, many involve the Toy Story characters. "Wewe" for Woody. "Rek" for Rex. Yee-haw was one of his first phrases. A stuffed Rex and Alien live in his crib, they keep him company every night. He loves his Toy Story peeps!
My original plan was to use pictures taken by a pro photographer to have invitations made, most likely by a seller at etsy. But, the photographer took longer than I expected to get the pictures back to me, I waited until the last minute, and I ran out of time. I ended up using Picnik, and my own picture, to make the invitations myself. I was pretty happy with them considering it was the first time I'd ever done anything like that.
I went with cupcakes for Luke's party, using liners in green and blue. I originally planned to use this recipe, Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling. I made them this summer and they're amazing. That was back when we thought eggs were ok though, so I had to either make the recipe egg free, or use something else. I ended up using Food Allergy Mama's Classic Chocolate Cupcakes instead for the base, and the ganache recipe from the original one. It worked out very well.
I made Luke's birthday shirt! Well, ok, I bought the tshirt but I added the applique :) I used the On the Go Children at Play collection in Navy, which I found at ...Etsy
Printed a huge 3 on card stock, and used it as a pattern for the shirt. A little Heat n' Bond lite to attach, sewed all around, and voila!
On the egg/peanut free menu...
Ham and Cheese Sliders (without the mayo)
Buffalo Chicken Bites (I didn't care for these, but I'm not a big blue cheese fan either. Other people seemed to love them)