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My son was obsessed with Lightning McQueen and the Cars movie. It's on repeat at our house. having a Cars themed party for him was really a no-brainer! 

I did what I could to make it fabulous for him, but considering that I just had my daughter last month, a lot of the party elements had to be purchased rather than homemade. Despite that, I was able to squeeze in a couple of personalized touches for him to really make it special.  

The invite (DIY) was designed by yours truly using a cute pic of the birthday boy, free fonts, and free clipart of Mater and McQueen.
This door sign greeted guests as they arrived.

Cars themed chalkboard
Cars movie-inspired menu
The birthday boy specifically asked for chicken and waffles, so that's what we served. We had fried chicken and a few sides catered and set up a waffle station on one of the countertops. It was a genius idea!

A little DIY flair for the plastic cutlery
 Sally's Cozy Corn Muffins dressed with DIY toppers
 The cake table
 The cake
It was made by Cakery Bakery, but I finished off the decorating with the candles, a Piston Cup, Lightning and Mater figurines, and the DIY Cars logo-inspired cake banner.
The Happy birthday (above) banner and Cars poster (below) came in a Cars scene setter kit ($5.99) from Party City. The Rhyle checkered banner and personalized interstate signs were DIY.
 We purchased Cars party hats and Mater teeth pops for party fun and really silly pictures.
 The super happy Birthday Boy

Party City - party supplies
Cakery Bakery - cake

Weekly Pregnancy Chalkboard

I wanted to do something weekly to capture my baby bump in all its glory. Chalkboard trackers are all the rage, so I followed suit. The tough part was coming up with an idea I could draw (well) every single week! It was a lot of fun, but a lot of work. Some of these are quite detailed! 
Week 39 was taken right before we left for the hospital. We had a scheduled induction, so I prepped the board a few days before September 20th, but Miss Sadie had her own plans. My water broke around 3am the same day we were going to be induced.

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