Welcome to Messi Madness aka my son’s third birthday. I was a year behind in posting last year’s pictures, so this year I am getting on it right away.
My little man is absolutely crazy about soccer and of course Lionel Messi. He runs through our home yelling “Mama soy Messi y mi hermano es Neymar Jr.” When we asked him what theme he wanted for his birthday he had many ideas. But in the end he narrowed it down to FC Barcelona and Frida Kahlo. While we didn’t end up with the Frida theme this year, he did insist on leaving the Frida Kahlo painting up in the kitchen so that everyone the party would see it.
Some of the highlights of the party included: a chocolate fondant soccer ball cake, royal icing soccer jersey and soccer ball cookies, chocolate soccer ball lollipops, lots of FCB diecuts (made on the Cricut Explore), chocolate covered Oreos with soccer toppers, a FCB fruit platter, and of course FCB gear for the whole family.
My little boy delighted that we FINALLY allowed him to eat a royal icing cookie.
The desert table.
The chocolate fondant soccer ball cake.
Chocolate soccer ball lollipops.
Royal icing cookies.
Our family in full FC Barcelona gear.
The epic FCB fruit platter made by my dear friend Lamia.
Custom plates for the birthday boy.
Our awesome photographer also wore FCB gear.
Chocolate soccer balls.
I wish I had more time to decorate the porch, but with two small children I had to pick my “battles” and decided to focus my energy on the inside. However my wonderful papi made the impossible happen and somehow magically jerry rigged this flag into place. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the DELICIOUS tacos from Cafe Catedral– hands down the best party food ever.
And of course my little Messi periodically stopped partying and got in some serious kicks.
Stay tuned for photos of my second son’s first birthday coming in August. This will be our second Elmo themed birthday, as my first son also celebrated his first birthday in Elmo style.
Photos by Nick Cartwright
He LOVES Daniel Tiger and this was his last rendezvous as an only child*, so I figured we’d celebrate him to the max. And celebrate we did…
I went way overboard on all the little details and decorations but I was so busy chasing around my toddler and making sure everyone was having a good time that I didn’t get any photos of the actual event itself. But at least I had some photos pre-party of some of my prep work.
*An entire year has passed and I just realized I never published this post. My son (pictured here) turned three two weeks ago and the other one is almost a year old.