We went majorly simple with Kane's birthday party this year and it was such a good move. He had just a few friends to one of his favorite games stores, Labyrinth Games on Capitol Hill, and spent a great afternoon learning new games and snacking on Kane's favorite treats. It was perfect!
I saw Meri Meri's Toot Sweet Harlequin collection at The Land of Nod and immediately thought the colors and pattern worked perfectly for a board game party. And I added in one of our favorite felt garlands and a few marble balloons. Thanks to Nod for gifting Kane the supplies for his party!
I didn't plan on making much more, but I'd purchased an extra pack of Monopoly money and couldn't help throwing a few things together the night before. So I added some money to a few popcorn boxes and made a cupcake garland as well. Thank goodness I hoard party and craft supplies!
Kane was very specific about the snacks and drinks he wanted to serve. Popcorn, goldfish crackers, and carrots with ranch dressing. Plus blood orange San Pellegrino, mango lemonade, and apple juice. We planned on picking up his favorite cupcakes from Baked + Wired, but couldn't get down to Georgetown that day. So we tried cupcakes (topped with macarons!) from nearby Sweet Lobby, which were happily gobbled up.
The boys alternated playing new games (Happy Birthday was the silliest and their most favorite -- they all actually sat down for that one!) and noshing. Kane's friends took home little goody bags with a magnetic travel game, mini puzzle cube, rainbow putty, and swirled lolli (we can't resist a little extra sweet).
Happy happy to our Great HurriKane!!
p.s. If you're in the D.C. area, you should definitely check out Labyrinth. The store offers a free drop-off game night for kiddos one Saturday a month and there are plenty of great date night spots in the area!