Thursday, September 17, 2015

Richard Scarry's Busytown Birthday

My daughter, Rachel, chose an appropriate theme to celebrate her youngest child's first birthday--Richard Scarry's Busytown. The familiar characters: Lowly Worm,
 Sergeant Murphy,
Mayor Fox,
Hilda Hippo, and
 and sister Sally cat
could be found around the house. Rachel made actual moving automobiles for each of the characters. Lego wheels under their seats allowed the characters to zoom, zoom.
No wonder, Sergeant Murphy had to blow his whistle a time or two.

Decorations were bright and cheerful primary colors. Rachel used pompom rope as swags on the chandeliers. Here was the children's table.

And this was the adult tablescape.

Curt and Rachel made banners by enlarging pictures of Busytown characters they found on the Internet.

Name tags had Busytown characters suited to each guest.
Rachel creatively personalized a Costco sheet cake by making a road from crushed Oreo cookies in the shape of a one. The traffic lanes were marked by m&m's to keep miniature Busytown characters safe on the highway.

Because birthday boy's favorite food is yogurt, Curt and Rachel invited guests to come for brunch. They served a smorgasbord of fruit and granola, as well as yogurt.
 For kids, opening gifts is a highlight of a party.
They also relish eating cake. Birthday boy's first taste was tentative.
 However, it didn't take long for the verdict to register.
 Soon, the hesitancy was replaced with enthusiasm.
If a little is good, a lot is better.

So thoroughly did birthday boy enjoy his cake that a bath was called for, even before guests left.

One thing is for sure:  Busytown has nothing over this household. With four children six-years-old and under, there is never a dull moment. Great job on the party, Mama Cat!