Our youngest son has just turned 2, yes 2 whole years since I held my youngest baby for the first time and I was actually a little emotional that it was going to be his 2nd birthday , meaning no more babies in our home , for the first time in 15 years we were now a baby free zone and our youngest had finally reached toddler years.
Although sad for us mums , we all know its also a time to celebrate , and I love nothing more than organizing parties for our children.
We as a large family of 10 never have a lot of money to splash on fancy parties and organisations that come and do it all for you , not even able to buy the decorations in and hang them ourselves so I have come to learning that as long as you have paper and a printer (which we have lots of Eco friendly , refill inks for), we can always be assured the party will look good as well as being fun .
Joshua is an absolute Paw Patrol fan , he loves watching it and playing role of one of the pups on a daily basis s we knew it was the right choice to chose the theme .
All I had to do was find free printable pages available online and download the banners and party decorations , games and ideas and get to work.
I literally bought his presents, the wrapping paper a table cloth and some balloons and the rest we printed of .
Joshua woke up to find he had some wonderful presents .
We even brought the old dog cage out from the loft , filled it with pup teddy bears and one wrapped and made it into a puppy adoption center .
He thought it was wonderful , he jumped straight inside and played pup and opened his first present , his very First and own Paw patrol Chase.
I found some wonderful ideas for games and printed of things such as pin the badge on Skye poster, laminated the badge and made some paw patrol masks which we also laminated and covered the eyes to use for our blindfold, he loved it .
In one corner of the sitting room, we hung hula hoops and made paper airplanes , just like Skye from Paw patrol, we flew them through the targets .
There was a lot of games available , we had , Pup Pup Boogie, a game where children spun the curser on a wheel (also printed) , which then give them an instruction on which dance move they had to do , a little like musical statues . We found this and many other things we used on Nickelodeon .
There were so many colouring and activity sheets to do to keep him busy while I prepared for the Tea party . In fact so many I could not do them all but spent a whole week organizing the few bits I was using . All those free printables really did make the party what it was , it looked fantastic .
The children even made their own certificated for their adoptions and invitations for themselves to the party on the run up to it so they had some great fun .
Even down to making party hats and then making pompoms to add on the top , little 3D cubes and vehicles, badges, food labels and cake banners , we made everything , even little hot dog wraps and doggy bags ( or boxes as we made them into ) .
All the food had a theme too of course. There were chicken drumsticks named dug up bones, chocolate rolls named poop rolls (I know, sounds gross , but the kids love it ), we had Rubble Quiche and dog biscuits and even Pupperoni Pizza and Hot Dogs of course.
It looked wonderful all put together and Joshua's eyes really did light up when he saw it .
We waited fro his daddy to come home before we had our Tea party though , Joshua loves his daddy , but he had been working so missed the day, we obviously waited to sing happy birthday and cut his special cake with him, he was so sad he had missed the rest of the day.
He had a wonderful Paw Patrol birthday , If it was not for the wonderful ideas I found on Nickelodeon , I know it would not have been so Special, Hopefully Joshua will get some more Paw Patrol toys or presents from Santa , but for now he is just enjoying still playing pup roles , crawling around n all fours pretending to be his favorite characters from his favorite show Paw Patrol .