Friday, August 19, 2011

Jackson turns 3!! Blue's Clues Extravaganza!

My oldest baby boy turned 3 this week. I know parents say this all the time, but I can't believe how fast the time goes. Next year he'll be getting ready for pre-school, then kindergarten, and I'm still wrapping my head around him being in a big boy bed. Time flies when you don't want it too.

I planned on a Sesame Street party this year because he loved Sesame Street, but that was before he was introduced to Blue's Clues. Now it's Blue's Clues this and Blue's Clues that. So I switched the theme 2 weeks before his birthday, but Jim and I pulled it off. We made all the decorations ourselves and most of the party favors as well. So this birthday was exactly what Jackson wanted and it was a very frugal party too. Win, win!

Austin ate some breakfast before the festivities began. Unfortunately, he fell asleep just as the party started.

Happy 3rd Birthday Jackson!

We made all the Blue's Clues decorations by hand with craft paper, markers, and glue. I found some fun Blue's Clues stick puppets online and as well as the idea for felt finger puppets.

Shovel and Pail came by to help us out as well! And I made some Blue's Clues paw print chocolate candy pops for a little 'thank you for coming' treat.

This year was just a small party, so we only had family over, but Jackson was allowed to pick one friend to attend and he picked Maggie. So once Maggie arrived we made Blue's Clues hats (and, shockingly, both kids kept them on most of the party). They also decorated their own Handy Dandy notebooks and drew some clues.

Then we ate cake (at Maggie's request) and opened presents.

It was a really fun day, and I think the Birthday Boy had a great time!


  1. Cute cute party! I loved the hats, and the cake, darling! Jackson's birthday shirt was awesome as well :), thanks for sharing it with us. :)

  2. Way too cute! Both Maggie and Jackson have gotten so big! (your little guy's a cutie, too!)

  3. Thank you Melinda! We found the shirt on clearance at Carters a few months ago and just had to get it. ;)

    Thanks Amy! I know, they grow so fast. I saw a picture of your little guys on Jodie's fb and they are ADORABLE!