Each year we do parties based on their interest, likes or something significant that happened that year. For Jettson we've done first year around the sun and Play a tune Jettson is Two. And for Cove, we've done Wild One, Cove's National Park Second Birthday, Three Rex, Stegefourus, and for his Golden birthday, a Once Upon a Time Cove Turned Five party.
This year, Jettson changed it up on me at the last minute after requesting a car/truck party. We watched How To Train Your Dragons for the first time and the boys fell in LOVE! Everything was toothless and we watched the second and third right after. He became dead set on having a toothless cake, so I knew that we had to change it up:)
I struggled for a while on a backdrop because I wanted it to be aesthetically pleasing but still fit the Viking feel. I really drew my inspiration from the third movie with light fury and all the flying through the clouds they do. So I made clouds out of polyester fill, hot glue, and cardboard and strung some LED twinkly lights through them. My mother-in-law helped me find the napkins and toothless cups at the party store. I also decided to do Dragon Training Journals for each kid to take home with them, just like Hiccup carries around in the movie. Ian printed out the logo on stickers for me and we got the little brown books on amazon. We got the little dragon masks on amazon as well.
The cake cracked me up because I ordered a plain black cake undecorated at Publix and when I told them it was for my son's birthday they looked so sad like I was just going to give him a black cake with nothing on it, haha. Anyways, I bought some felt foam sheets from Walmart and cut out wings, eyes, and ears to make it look like toothless, and then Ian had the idea to put toothpicks in the foam sheets to help it stay in the cake. It turned out so cute!!
The best part of the party was watching Jettson's excitement over all the details and all his people being there. He loved opening all his gifts and just having family there to eat cake.