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a party for the big 4



Sunday our little Israel turned 4! I haven't been able to completely wrap my brain around the truth that I'm now the mother of a 4 year old. It's true what everyone says, it happens fast.
And as with every party I've thrown, I never get decent photos. As soon as I've finished making food everyone arrives at once, the sun starts to go down and suddenly I've missed out on taking proper photos of the set up. But truly we didn't do much. I wrapped our gifts to him in white and tied balloons to it, made some paper accordian shapes for the tables and was sure to have a variety of little foods for people to snack on. And he requested Minion cupcakes which I made with Twinkies and some candy eyes. I just googled Minion cupcakes and found the easiest cupcake option! All the kids thought they were pretty cool.

Most importantly though, Israel had a lot of fun with his friends and family which is all we really wanted. You can see a few more photos from Sunday on my IG as well as the little scooter we gave him.

Happy Tuesday everyone.


  1. Congratulations!!! It looks really great, Israel must have had an amazing party!

  2. this photos are amazing! I am always blown away by them. the minion cupcakes are SO cute... i want to do that for a future party :) happy birthday to Israel!

  3. The cupcakes look great - what fun. I love your serving dishes too.

    Hope he had a lovely birthday.

  4. The cupcakes are the best ever! So lovely! I should give it a go for when my boy turns 5, he'd love them. Does your little boy love white? Just curious :-)

  5. I chose white paper because they were doubling as decor but also because it's what we had on hand. As well. We were planning on blue balloons but when we went to pick them up they were sold out so silver it was.

  6. I love the silver balloons and what cool cupcakes. My son just had his birthday and he is already requesting stuff for me to make for next year lol. I am glad your little guy had a great day that is all that matters in the end :)

  7. Those cupcakes are too awesome!!!

  8. It looks amazing! I love the silver balloons and the Minion Cupcakes. I bet sweet Israel had a wonderful birthday :)
    Sending him a big hug all the way from Norway!

  9. I follow you on instagram and your life always looks so perfectly staged-but-not-staged. It definitely doesn't look like you've got a 4 year old running around that perfect house of yours!


  10. Happy Birthday lovely Israel!! I hope you had a great time!!!
    Felíz Cumpleaños!!!


  11. Looks amazing! Happy birthday for the 4 year old Israel!

  12. Happy birthday Israel! Our Samuel will be 4 in two months. I love this age. I might borrow genius Minions cupcakes idea :)

  13. Love the white packaging with the silver balloons.

  14. Happy birthday to your little man! Your minion cupcakes turned out very cool, and i love your simple birthday decor style! /maria

  15. The Minions! I LOOOVE your minions. And the silver balloons. So great!


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