Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

This weekend, we had Toby’s seventh (!) birthday party at Jane’s Carousel, which was really fun. Here are a few photos, if you’d like to see…

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

As Toby requests every year, we had a picnic under a tree with pizza and donuts. Alex made spiked orange juice for the adults, and we all hung out for a few hours.

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

My mom’s smart rule of thumb is to invite the same number of kids as your child’s age (so, if your child is turning seven, invite seven other kids), but, as always, we completely ignored that rule and invited a ton of people from school and life.

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

Toby's 7th Birthday Party

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

The adults chatted, while the kids ran around and played.

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

Toby got a magical fish hook as a gift, and Anton felt VERY cool and brave wearing it over his shoulder. “I’m a Roman,” he explained, NBD.

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

My friend’s little guy always gives me baby fever. :)

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

Even though we spend months brainstorming cakes (a Moana cake came in at a close second this year), Toby always ends up choosing donuts for dessert. The kids love them, and they require zero utensils, plates or even napkins — perfect for a picnic.

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

After a few false starts (the wind kept blowing out the candles), Toby blew them all out — hurray!

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

Afterward, the kids were thrilled to ride the carousel — I love how Toby and the horse on the left are basically making the same expression ;)

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

Anton is scared of the up-and-down horses, but luckily he found some fellow partiers to join him in the chariot.

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

Toby's 7th Birthday Party at Jane's Carousel

It was such a great afternoon for my sweet, sweet boy who has somehow turned seven! My only request would be for time to slow down already. :)

Thanks for reading. xoxo

P.S. Toby’s first and second birthdays; and Toby’s week of outfits.