As I mentioned yesterday, we had a little party for EZ E for his fourth birthday. Since the fair is in town and we can see it from our backyard, we went with a cotton candy theme (I know...huh?!) and tried to keep it pretty simple. Here are the details: I made my favorite chocolate cake recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, which is a cookbook that I happen to really love (thanks, Aunt Anna!).
The giant four balloon that Mr. Bruised Legs (aka EZ E) is holding came from our local party store. We both loved it.
I made the streamers after seeing this tutorial on Oh Happy Day. Lazy fact: I didn't feel like lugging the babies into two stores, so I just snagged paper placemats at the party store and cut them down. Then I hung them on the ceiling with double-sided tape so they'd come down easily (but not too easily). I left the windows open and they fluttered in the breeze and sounded like rain.
The favors were, of course, small bags of cotton candy. I bought cotton candy at the party store, repackaged it in plastic bags, printed out black and white stripes on blue paper, and stapled the bags closed. Easy.
And someone playing with his Scooby Doo Haunted Mansion the day after the party (thanks, Aunt Trish). See his curly hair sticking out? He's a man obsessed.
I figured that everyone would hang out at our house for a bit and then walk over to the carnival. No one did. We ate, hung out in the yard, drank wine, and watched the kiddos run around. My mother-in-law was decidedly not on her best behavior, which is always fun. It was definitely an entertaining evening at the AO house.