Two years ago, yesterday, I gave birth to the cutest, most adorable little boy on planet Earth (not that I’m bias or anything)! Now, my baby boy has turned into a fun-loving, energetic, and inquisitive little daredevil. Everyday I feel so grateful to be his mama! We celebrated his birthday over the weekend, and today I thought I’d share some highlights from the party along with a template to make this cute foam birthday crown.
For the past couple months, there has been one thing (well, roughly 28 things technically) dominating Davian’s thoughts—NUMBERS! That little boy is absolutely obsessed with numbers. He loves to do his Melissa & Doug numbers puzzle, point at the prices of things at the store, and dance along to Sesame Street, 123, Count with Me. The other day, when he woke up from his nap, the first thing he said was “fourteen.”
Not going to lie, I love to take all the credit for his achievements, but, honestly, it’s all him. He really looks for opportunities to learn. So, when I was trying to come up with a theme for his birthday, I knew there was nothing he’d love more than numbers.
To make this crown, I used my Cricut to cut out the craft foam, and then just used hot glue to fuse it together and attach an elastic strap to it. If you don’t have a cutting machine, though, you can print off the pdf template I included in the download and trace the design onto the foam.
Of course, we had the classic number-shaped cake. I added the M&Ms to give it a cool affect; plus, Davian’s a huge fan of M&Ms (it took all my energies to keep him from plucking them off as we sang Happy Birthday to him). I showed him the cake the night before, and he kept saying, “Number 2 cake!” over and over again. I also made some simple marshmallow pops with white chocolate and sprinkles. Davian liked those so much that I think we’ll start putting all his food on a stick to get him to eat it!
We also played some fun number-themed games. I wanted something kind of fun for everyone, but that Davian could also participate in. I ended up going with a classic bean-bag-toss game, and another game I made up that’s a cross between a cakewalk and musical chairs. I was too busy keeping score to take pictures during the games, but they were really a hit!
The decorations were pretty simple. Isaac helped me blow up some balloons, draw numbers on them, and hang them up in the living room. Davian kept pointing to them and happily shouting out the numbers.
But out of everything we did, the thing Davian loved most was seeing all his best friends (aka his grandparents, aunts, and uncles). Each time someone showed up, he got so excited and you could just tell that he was trying to take it all in—thrilled that all his favorite people decided to come over and play. I feel very blessed to have such an awesome and supportive family!
I hope your little one enjoys this birthday crown, and has a great time celebrating their special day too!
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