This year he chose to have a police birthday party. I looked for ideas, decorations, etc. online and thought I'd share what we did.
We had two parties. The first was with some friends from church. We met at Schlotzsky's in an extra room they have. The boys ate and played with the pretend jail we'd made, had cupcakes, and played another game to get the "robber" in the jail.
Here is our pretend jail. I've included two pictures so you can see both sides. It was a group effort! My husband found the box at work in the trash pile. It worked out perfectly. He cut the bars and they wrapped them with foil. The other part he covered with duct tape. I made the poster on the front. Caleb wanted two guards and one dog. My husband drew the dog and the Barney Fife guard and my Mom drew the blue guard. Caleb was pleased with how it turned out. It made for fun photos at his party as he put family members in the jail and someone could put their face in the holes to be the guards.
For this party we made cupcakes. Caleb and I made them and decorated them together. I made cupcake toppers with a badge and an "8" in them and the other side had "Caleb." I decided to put them in the shape of an "8" too.
For the goodie bags, we had a little notepad, pencil, plastic police badge, and crocheted handcuffs for the boys. My Mom made these from another Pinterest idea I found. They turned out so cute I thought! She made most of them gray but did a camo pair for Caleb too.
We had a family party at our house. For decorations my husband and I hung blue and black balloons in a line down our front hallway (another Pinterest idea). It was super easy to do this and did not take too long either once the balloons were blown up.
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Here is the birthday cake. (I blacked out his name which was above the pocket.) My Mom made it too. It turned out great! Caleb was excited to keep the plastic walkie talkie, handcuffs, and baton too.
It was a very fun birthday, and I'm appreciative of the help from my husband and Mom to have things like Caleb wanted.
Have a day of blessings!