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Happy birthday, Pax our boy,
Turning four is such a joy!
Singing songs and drums we'll make,
of course we'll eat some birthday cake!
How much fun can music be?
Come and join us, then you'll see!
It was, in fact, TONS of fun. Oodles and poodles of fun.
Some photos from the party:
Above: old records and album covers provided a nice backdrop for the musical instrument array. For the Happy Birthday banner, I copied sheet music onto card stock, then cut into triangles, glued on black letters from cardstock, and glued the whole thing to black satin ribbon.
Below: a xylophone "cake" with pretzel mallots. In hindsight, I wish I had baked this cake in a series of small loaf pans, then frosted each one individually. I could have made 8 bars of cake, and could have even made them descend in height. For party favors, I made record bowls by melting old records in the oven at 250 degrees over a metal bowl until they started to flop and bend. Then, I removed them from the oven and shaped them securely over the metal bowl, molding them until they cooled (a quick and easy process). I filled the record bowls with music-related goodies (like bell shakers and a harmonica) and left room in them for guests to add the crafts they made during the party.
Birthday boy, ready to party!!