It’s been 2 months since Tyler turned 9!
Since everything just got so crazy busy, I only got to sit down and go through all the photos last night. They are all just sooo precious, I can’t help but share them with you… seen through the eyes of Feliz Lucas and her team, Little Heartbeat Photography.
Having three kids, including a teenager, makes it quite a challenge not to run out of creative ways to celebrate… but because my kids LOVE to plan their own parties, we always come up with something awesome!
We started out by deciding on his theme..Star Wars!
Nothing better than to get the party started with a dance performance by Darth Vader and some Storm Troopers!
You can actually book them through @cosplayperformers on Instagram. They have so many other characters & mascots to choose from.
Next was the venue and setup, and what perfect timing as Pottery Barn was looking for an avenue to launch the Birthday Club.
And so this partnership began.
The Pottery Barn Kids Birthday Club is a loyalty program that allow customers to enjoy perks and discounts from the brand and their partners during their birthday month.
You get discounts from Pottery Barn partners when planning your children’s birthday parties, as well treats and discounts for your child’s enjoyment. It also entitles you to a 20% off discount for any regular priced item valid on your child’s birthday month (single receipt purchase).
Membership is free! So if your kids are 12 years old and below.. I suggest you sign them up now!
We also prepared cool prizes and giveaways for Tyler’s friends all from Hamley’s (right next to Pottery Barn at Central Square)! It took a while for the kids to decide which ones they wanted to take home! Haha!
The little knapsacks were customized by Instamug (@Insta_mug on Instagram). I have been really pleased with the quality and designs, which is why I keep going back to them. If you recall, they were the same ones who made “Noelle Knows” Canvas bags too!
My little assistant & I were busy sorting everything out.
Treats were also being passed around- from Made In Candy, Sweet Success (who also made Tyler’s COOL cake & one of our favorite caterers, Bizu!
What’s a party without fun and entertainment? My goal was that the kids would have absolutely no dull moment! So we brought in one of the classic arcade games, Tekken!
It sure was a hit!
Just look at their faces.
We also had our favorite whimsical and delicious cotton candy from Pouf…
…Freshly brewed coffee from @thirdswell & @deargreen
Oh and by the way, did I mention that we were all required to wear sneakers…by who else? But the kicks-loving birthday boy!
I also forgot to mention, that aside from shoes- this kid has been so amused with magic lately. And so, he got to be a magician for a day!
And to make things more memorable, Tyler had his foot casted to mark his 9th birthday..yes, he wanted his FOOT casted because of his love for shoes (he even explained the reason why! Haha) So Lani of @castedtreasure came to the rescue and gave us a brilliant idea to make it a guest board too!
Not that we were out of activities, but one of my favorites at his party was the “Pick Your Pack” booth by Crayola. (You can book them through @ogalalaworld, the store at Shangri-la Plaza Mall.)
I have to admit that even I created my own pack. It was such a hit for both the adults and children.
His 9th birthday was everything he wanted and more!
Happy happy birthday to this cool kid we love!
You are the sweetest and most thoughtful little man with the kindest and purest heart. I am honored and grateful to be your mommy.
I LOVE YOU, Ty!
Photography: Little Heartbeat Photography
Location: Pottery Barn, Central Square