KAIA’S MONEY THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY
My kids usually start discussing and deciding themes months in advance of their birthdays. Kaia is different.. He tosses out ideas, but never really settles on one. He told me many times that he wanted a money party, where everybody brought him money instead of presents. So, when it came closer to his birthday and he was still undecided on a theme, I went with the Money Themed Birthday Party Idea. I gotta say, I think it is as great as Losh’s Christmas Birthday Party.
I planned on giving him $100 for his birthday, so I had the bank give me $1 bills and I made a money tree. Using some branches from one of our overgrown bushes, I stapled the money on the leaves. I wasn’t sure how it would hold up, but it actually held up great. I tried getting some pictures of it outside, but the humidity kept fogging my camera lens up! I put the branches into a vase and it became the main decoration for this money themed birthday party.
To go along with the money tree, I used dollar bills as decorations. I even found a website that let me put his face onto a dollar bill. I printed those out and scattered them across the table too. In the picture with the cake, you can barely see that I also printed and cut out dollar sign decorations. These were just simple black and white circles with dollar signs on them. If you want to do a money themed birthday party, I am sure you could find some simple dollar sign images on google image.
On the way to pick up a cake from the bakery, he decided that he wanted us to just make it instead. He wanted chocolate cake with chocolate icing and chocolate sprinkles. Grandpa was in charge of making it because he makes the best cakes – Seriously, I suck at cakes.
11 big ones!
He asked me about a million times if he could keep all of the money decorations. He was pretty excited when he found out that indeed he could and that it was his present. My mom and grandma knew about the theme ahead of time, so they even scattered their money to him across the table. He really wants to buy games with it, but I am insisting that he saves up for a better computer first.
And what is a party, without some photo booth fun?
I know parents always say this, but I can’t believe he is growing up so fast. Before I know it, he will be driving!
What is the most unique birthday party theme you have ever heard?
If you could have any party theme, what would it be?