samson’s birthday party!

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we had the best morning a few saturdays ago with friends and family in central park celebrating our mister samson and his 4th birthday! all he talked about the past few months leading up to his big day was how much he wanted a robot birthday cake. he’s on a really big robot kick these days and you’ll find him imitating a robot by speaking or walking like one at least twice a day. it’s the cutest thing ever. “H-E-L-L-O. I-AM-A-ROBOT.” …like, all day long. that is, when is isn’t busy playing pet store.

my sister hannah came over the night before and helped me construct the robot birthday cake. we were seriously crying from laughing so hard by 1 in the morning because this cake took way longer than we thought and there were moments when it looked nothing like a robot. ha! we weren’t sure it was going to make it at times! we used edible silver paint on top of the cake so there was a solid layer of sparkly silver stuff all over everything in the room. just don’t look too closely at it, but the good news is, samson loved it. and that made me so very happy to see his expression when he woke up the next morning to see his robot cake!

we loaded up our big bucket bike with all the party supplies the morning of and fortunately only had to make one trip to the park! that bucket bike is basically our minivan! ;) thank you to all of samson’s friends for coming out to celebrate with us! a few photos below…

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this photo is giving me crazy deja vu from samson’s first birthday party in central park three years ago!!! a few of our good friends that were there for that birthday party are still in the city and were here for this one! i am forever grateful for the wonderful people we have met in new york who have become our second family. we have been so lucky to have made such incredible friends here, and love getting the chance to celebrate these special milestones with them.

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i think the biggest feat from the weekend was carrying this over to central park without any mishaps! thank you to ryan, hannah’s husband, who helped me carry it after my arms were truly ready to collapse half way to the park. that robot was heavy! ;) i thought with all the time i’ve been spending at the gym, that’d i’d be up for the task. but, nope! still have a long ways to go with my strength!

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is this not the cutest robot you ever did see?!?! i love him so much.

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the night before, we painted a bunch of white paper bags silver (because i couldn’t find silver ones anywhere in manhattan, and of course procrastinated going to get them until the day before.) we had the kids decorate them however they liked and helped them make robot helmets!

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josh made a little path with a streamer that turned at sharp right angles that the robots had to follow over to their next activity. it was really fun to see all the “robot walks!”

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all the robots!

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sorry, these little robots running to win the ‘robot race’ was probably the cutest thing ever.

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i found this cute little vintage robot toy for samson when i was in nashville the other month and he has slept with it like one would a teddy bear a few times! obviously, very devoted to his current love of robots. ;) he named it robey. like robe-ee.

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the robot piñata that just would not give!!!!! (i ended up having to take scissors to the back after everyone had a turn hitting it but still no candy had fallen! that thing was intense!)

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conrad taking a swing at the piñata was awesome. he was so proud of himself! we used a light saber for the first couple of rounds until we realized one of our little friends had brought his baseball stuff with him to the park and had a baseball bat!

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and i love conrad clapping and cheering his big brother on in this photo!

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sorry for the next several photos! i couldn’t just choose one! his facial expressions are the sweetest. so happy to see him so happy.

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samson really wanted the middle piece! lol.

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these two together eating their cake! conrad was too fast running around eating all the candy he swiped from the piñata to sit still for a photo. i wish i could have gotten one of all three of my kiddos together before the party started!!! the next birthday!

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happiest birthday to you, samson! we love you so much!!!

DETAILS:
my peplum chambray blouse HERE. the robot piñata HERE. the tiny white robots and wooden painted masks we found at michaels. and endless robot birthday cake inspiration found by googling “robot birthday cake” haha! now THOSE are some robot cakes!

ps. samson’s 1st birthday party in the park HERE and a video from his first birthday cupcake smashing HERE (the part where eleanor says happy birthday in that video is forever my favorite!)

  1. Emma

    This is so sweet, the little party looks so much fun. I remember reading your posts on his first birthday, can’t believe he’s four now!

  2. Maggie

    Great pic! Conrad is a little funny guy :) Park parties are the best!

  3. Mika J

    Happy Birthday Sweet Samson !!

  4. bridget

    perfectly executed robot party. forever impressed that you managed to get all of that there in a bucket bike! happy birthday samson! he’s adorable.

  5. Rachel

    OMG that last photo of S and E is just too freaking adorable for words!!! Love this post so much!! Happy Birthday Samson!

    Rach // http://www.illustratedteacup.com

  6. Rose j.

    Awesome birthday fun! You are a pro at organizing your kids parties. I know it helps having help especially when you live in the city with no car! Happy Birthday Samson! xxx

  7. Amanda

    Oh goodness, this is the best party! Happy Birthday, Samson! He is the sweetest robot. And how adorable is that photo of Eleanor? Her freckles are so cute!!

  8. Congratulations to you for making this beautiful party happen!!! That’s a lot of work!
    And Happy Birthday to Samson!!
    Conrad clapping and smiling for Samson is THE BEST picture !!!!! So cute.

    Alina
    http://www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

  9. Yen

    Lovely birthday party!
    Can you tell me where to get Eleanor’s tights? So cute!
    Thanks

  10. Amanda

    This is the best! You’re an amazing mama :)

  11. Rachel

    Happy Birthday Samson! That cake turned out amazing and it looks like you all had a blast. :)

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

  12. Regine

    Wow- you threw a great party! Loved all the robot themed nick knacks & activities you guys gathered!

  13. emmy

    where is your white undershirt from?

  14. Yaindy Lara

    Aww. Everything looks amazing and I love the photo of Eleanor and Samson. So CUTE :)

  15. Inese

    What a cool party! I love your idea about paper pack/robot helmet! Happy Birthday to you(because Childs Birthdays are so special days for Mums) and your little boy!xxx

  16. Elaine

    You guys know how to throw a party… such cute ideas for all the robot fun, Glad the weather cooperated!

  17. Pam

    Aww eveyone looks so happy here! And I ADORE all the litle robot games you put together for him and his little friends, such a nice momma :)♥

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.blogspot.com

  18. Wow! That looks like the best birthday ever! :) How he shines and looks like this day was the best. Happy birthday to your Samson :)

  19. Kyla

    This is so sweet! I am so impressed with the cake too. Wow – that must’ve been fun to make, and Samson must have seriously been so happy to see everything perfectly robot. :)

  20. Tammy

    happy birthday mr. samsom! love the cake and the effort that went into it. how creative!!!

    conrad’s little face when the whole family is around the cake is to die for! adorable

    hammyta.wordpress.com

  21. Kellie

    Cutest kid birthday theme ever!!!!!

  22. Sarah-Louise Yarbrough

    so impressed by the partay, cuteness! have you spilled the deets on your EYELASHES?? them things are so dramatic and look so amazing in photos, I’m curious if this is just a mascara or falsies??

    • TAZA

      oh thank you! i wear lash extensions and i don’t think i’ll ever NOT now, haha! love them.

  23. Kelly

    They are so cute – happy birthday Samson – and I love your lipstick!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  24. Carolin

    I really love watching your Pictures! You and your Family are so lovely! It’s great to see that you take Action with your children so often. I wanna have a Family such as yours one day, too.
    xo Caro

  25. Erica

    Oh this party is darling! Going all out with a theme for events is my favorite.

    So I’ve been super obsessed with eyelashes recently. What do you use!? If those are completely natural..le sigh

  26. Susanna

    The robot cake is great – what a sweet idea! :)
    Do you know Kraftwerk’s song ‘We are the robots’? (‘Wir sind die Roboter’)
    https://youtu.be/5DBc5NpyEoo
    https://youtu.be/WH-ycguHLBU
    The second link shows first-graders (6 and 7 years old) who dealt with the song during their music lessons with an amazing and very creative music teacher. The video even made former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos comment it.

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  28. Lauren

    Ah, I’m on the hunt for a shady spot in the park for my son’s 1st birthday… can you share the area where you had your party? Love the trees!