Monday, April 21, 2008

"Titanic" Birthday

Jonathan turned 11 last week. He is really "into" the story of the Titanic and all of the mystery and uniqueness that surrounds that story in history. He can tell you details about this incident that you probably didn't know. So this year he asked for a Titanic themed birthday. He really wanted a "Titanic" cake, meaning, a cake in the shape of the ship etc. I knew that I didn't have the time and wasn't sure I could actually make it look like the Titanic anyway, so I opted for a sinking bow of the Titanic as a centerpiece on the table. With two cardboard boxes, a 1/4 of a can of black spray paint, a string of white Christmas lights and some fast work, this is what I came up with. He was pleasantly surprised, and very pleased.

I poked the white lights through the cardboard just a little to make it look like the lights from inside the ship.

You can see a little bit of the iceberg (lower left corner). After it was all said and I done I realized that I should have made it bigger, but by that time it was too late.

Here is what we came up with for a cake...thanks to Sam's Club. He was really happy with it as well, and it tasted delicious.
And here is the happy birthday boy. Can hardly believe that he is already 11. Don't know where the years are going. And when I stop and think about it, in 5 years he'll be driving!!!! Now that's just unbelievable.
He had a couple of his buddies from school spend the night, grandma and grandpa Hudson came, and my sister and her family came as well. We had a nice evening, and Jonathan enjoyed HIS day.


Janiece said...

Very creative -- once again : ) Great job!

tacomom said...

You're kids must think you are the most awesome mom!! Great job!

Kelli said...

Thanks for posting your pictures and information. My son - he'll be 8 is obsessed with the Titanic story also and wants a Titanic bedroom and birthday party. We have our hands full with this request! Anyway, just wanted to say I appreciate you sharing your ideas. - Kelli, TN