Fortunately for my boys, I'm a lover of all things par-tay. Throwing them, that is. God forbid I have to attend one or am the guest of honor. That's a terrifying thought to this introvert. But throwing them, I love.
So when M asked for a Tron theme, I was all over it. It started with the cake. After years of making eggless, soyless, and milkless cakes so that L would always be included, most of the allergies are now outgrown, and I'm venturing out into store-bought cake territory. Both M and I had hearts in our eyes when we spied this one.
Because M's bday is just weeks after Christmas, I was totally behind on planning this fete. But the wheels were spinning. I may have mentioned this before...when I become interested in something, I jump in with both feet. Something like an obsession, this trait is both a blessing and a curse. But with less than 3 weeks to get this party started, an obsession was what I was going to need. A Tron-themed party is perfect fodder for this overactive imagination, and I took the challenge head-on.
It started with the flyer-style invites, which were easy enough. But that just whet my appetite. The birthday boy was going to need a customized helmet.
(You're going to be seeing a lot of blue tape in this post, just warning you.)
(I warned you.)
T-shirts became my next project. As you can see from these final products, I don't let technical difficulties (like my failure to reverse the image) get in my way.
(I'm a wizard with that blue tape.)
After all this creativity, I thought to myself: what am I missing? Identity discs! Of course, how could I forget identity discs for everyone. That's how I ended up with these.
Did I go overboard, as I am want to do? I think so. Do I now look like the kooky mom of room 23? Probably. But I had myself a good time doing it.
And M had told me he had the best birthday party everrrrrr.