{Mason's surprise fifth birthday dinner}

Nathan and I went back and forth on whether or not we should have Mason a birthday party this year. Mainly because our May was almost completely booked and also because Mason is going to Disney World for 7 days for his birthday and Pre-K graduation. But then then my side of the family reminded me they would like to celebrate his birthday and that helped us make our decision. We had a park birthday party planned, but with all of the rain we had to make last minute changes. It was too late to book anything like Chuck E Cheese or such so we settled for a surprise birthday dinner for him here in our home town. We wanted to at least make sure he was celebrated in some way. 

Nathan's mom and I went to the restaurant a little early to make sure all of the tables were setup and to decorate the cake & gift table. Nathan brought Mason to meet us about 15 minutes after the guests arrived. To be 100% honest, Mason was a little ticked. He didn't want to eat at that particular restaurant. Four year olds are so opinionated!  haha! He walks in, turns the corner and just keeps walking. He had no clue everyone was there for him. When he made the corner he saw the cake table and made a bee-line for that. I met him down there and turned him around to see everyone that was there to celebrate him! A huge smile took over his face and he made his rounds to say hello to everyone. 

Everyone ordered their food and while we were waiting we let Mason open his gifts! After supper we did cake and passed out goodie bags and that was it! Easiest birthday party I have ever done. And it was so needed with all that we have going on. Mason had a great time and that's what mattered most. And I want to make sure and note here how incredibly sweet and kind Mason was throughout the whole party. His manners were on point and he was just so tender to everyone. We had several people comment on his sweetness and his manners and had people tell us we are raisin' him right! Best compliment ever.

And in the craziness of it all I ran off and forgot my camera at home. So all I have is cruddy iPhone pictures. I promise to make up for it in Disney World! :)


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11 comments

  1. That looks like some spending money for Disney. :) I'm glad he enjoyed himself! Can't wait to hear how you revealed Disney World to him!

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  2. bahaha. Kids, right? Stubborn to a fault. Sounds like the way to go for a celebration that is low maintenance!

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  3. Sounds like a great party! I've enjoyed family parties the past two years. Call me lazy, but I feel like there less "hostess-ing" that has to be done. Ha! ;) I can't wait to see pictures of yalls trip!!

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  4. How fun. Can't wait to see pictures from the trip! and I hate when I leave my camera at home!

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  5. Love it!! Sounds like it was a perfect celebration.

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  6. What a fantastic party! Not many 5 year olds have had a surprise one either. That Mason, he's so cool :).

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  7. How fun that Mason had a surprise party! Hilarious that he wasn't too thrilled at the beginning about the restaurant choice. BAHA!!
    I'm so thrilled for your Disney trip. Can't wait to hear/see all the details!

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  8. That's such a fun idea! I was hoping to scale down Connor's birthdays starting this year but between him and his Dad, I have my hands full with a big party... again!

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  9. What a lucky little guy! Um.. will you throw my next birthday party? Oct 14.. thanks. And I would also like to go on a Disney trip. Sooo make that happen. I swear I'll be surprised.

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  10. I love that he was so surprised!! So cute! Zander is opinionated about where we eat too. Crazy kids. ;)

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  11. I love low key aka non stressful birthday celebrations! Can't wait to see all your pictures from Disney!

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