Monday, August 7, 2017

Jacksons 'Despicable Three' Birthday Party

 We had so much fun celebrating our big guy turning three this weekend! The past few months in our house have been ALL about Despicable Me and his favorite characters, the minions. So, it was easy to pull together a theme for this one! Jackson was so excited about his minion party, and I had so much fun planning all of the details! 'Despicable Three' was my favorite theme ever :-)
This is the second banner I have made with these kits from Target. I bought two of them, spray painted, and then just hand painted all of the letters and details with acrylic paint. This might be my favorite banner to make-and I pulled it together for less than $15!
I had leftover banner pieces, so I made a 'Jackson' one as well that I threw above the patio door.
I just love using my new letterboard, especially for fun occasions like this!

Jackson's actual birthday was Thursday, so we let him open his 'minion' presents that night from mommy and daddy. He got to wear his new minion Hawaiian shirt that looked 'just like daddy', and got pizza and cupcakes TWICE. It was a good birthday by any toddler standards ;-)

  The day of the party was Saturday. We spent the morning and naptime decorating before guests arrived!
 This is just crepe paper and balloons, but it is by far the most fun our staircase has ever looked ;-)
 I am SO happy with how these cupcakes turned out! I just piped blue frosting, and then cut twinkies in half, secured candy eyes, and draw the detailing in black icing. They were really SUPER easy to make!
 And we needed something that would hold the big candle I bought, so a minion cake with yellow lemon frosting and oreos eyes was also on the menu. All ingredients were made from scratch...from the box or tub ;-) Seriously, grocery store tub frosting is the best!
 Paper goggles on our beverage dispensers added some fun. These were in pretty much every store with a party section, and were only $1.99!

 My sister in law loves to draw 'sidewalk chalk art', so she drew this for Jackson. Seriously, how amazing did this turn out!?


 This was the first birthday where Jackson really understood opening presents, being sung to, and blowing out the candles. It was so much fun to see him really get excited about it being his birthday for the first time! And he complied and gave his round of 'thank you' hugs after opening gifts, it was so sweet!

 Seriously. SO EXCITED.

 I love this picture! He was so serious about blowing out the candle, and daddy stepped in to help.


We had the best time celebrating our sweet guy! I am still in a bit of disbelief that he is three, but I have a feeling that this is going to be my favorite age yet!

Linking up with Biana today!


  1. Your sister-in-law's sidewalk chalk art is so great! What a fun touch to the party. :)

  2. Looks like such a fun party! Cute theme, too!

  3. Your decorations are the cutest and the cupcakes are to die for! Love what you did!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. Aww you did such a great job, and Jackson looks like he truly enjoyed it! I'm totally stealing your balloons on the stair idea - so cute! Have a great week!

  5. What a cute party and a happy little birthday boy! I love decorating for my kids parties and coming up with a theme with something they love to. Now that they are older, I look back and think about the themes and how they represented them so well at that time in their life! We have had tractors and wonder pets, zebras and outer space! So fun! xoxo ERIN

  6. His party turned out amazing!! I love every detail you put into it and those cupcakes came out so good! He looks so happy and like he had such a great time. Beautifully Candid

  7. What a cute birthday theme and great job on the cupcakes. I can't believe he is three already!

  8. Omg I just shared this on FB because several of my friends have kiddos turning 3 this year!

  9. This is such a cute idea! I love the minions!

  10. What a cute theme! The cupcakes look amazing! ANd I love how festive the staircase is! Looks like the birthday boy had a good time!


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