my baby turned five

phew. it’s still really hard to believe i’m saying the words, “my oldest son is five.” five? but, he was just handed to me like, yesterday, at 4:30 in the morning after twenty-two hours of the hardest work ever. but you know what? he’s such an amazing little person, so smart, so well-spoken, so curious, and so happy with life. he’s five. and he has so much fun ahead of him.

enough of the sentimental stuff, let’s get on to the party stuff! like i mentioned in this post, little mr. re-nest #1 clearly stated he wanted a “despicable me” birthday party…so i started becoming a minion maniac mama. invitations were taken care of (shared here in this post), but we had cake, food, banners, table covers and beverages to figure out. no joke, i had a five page list that i carried everywhere with me. you know, so if i found myself with five minutes to kill in a parking lot waiting for someone, i could log on to etsy and take care of ordering whatever crazy cool thing i needed (confession: yes, i did this.)

so, without further ado, here we go. join me on the tour of little mr. re-nest #1’s fifth “minion rush” bash! (beware: there’s a ton of pics! and, a list of credits/helpers at the end!)

the box of shame + bananas + party hats for the minions
noah’s candy bar
the minion treat bags!
lots ‘o sugar 🙂
the dum-dum topiaries + our minion friend
anyone know who this is?
the mantle banner
floating minions!
the cake! (and gru) 🙂 awesome and totally yummy!
cake by polka dot bakery in sycamore

shrunken moon cake pops! amazingly delicious and fabulous!
cake pops by sugar grubbin’ in sycamore
noah is 5!
custom water bottles
the watermelon minion monster! found on pinterest
and, by far, my favorite piece of the party: the cookie robot!
i could not have pulled this off without the help and amazing talent of some great friends:
two-tier polka dot cake: polka dot bakery, sycamore, illinois
shrunken moon cake pops: sugar grubbin’, sycamore, illinois
all candy bar candy: oriental trading
despicable me water bottle labels: SIVcreations on etsy
banner design + creation: re-nest studio
watermelon monster minion: noah’s mama
custom, handmade, hand-engineered cookie robot with LED: mr. re-nest

*as a note, for any fans checking this out locally in northern illinois, i have to give major, major props to both polka dot bakery and sugar grubbin’. both are amazingly wonderful to work with and make fantastic cakes and cake pops for parties. highly, highly recommend!

we had a fabulous day celebrating our little man turning five! 



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