To celebrate his first orbit around the sun, we threw Calvin a big space-themed birthday picnic at Golden Gate Park. We invited friends and family to come party with us. The weather threatened rain, but we got wind instead. Still, our picnic site was very pretty with cherry trees in bloom and everyone seemed happy to be there to wish Calvin a happy birthday.
James grilled burgers and hot dogs and we served them with the usual sides plus Filipino lumpia and I made some very special solar system cupcakes. We also served three selections of James' homebrew: "Cal" (a California common - translation: Anchor Steam clone), "Interplanetary Ale" (an IPA), and "Stellar Wind Wheat" (a blood orange hefeweizen). The decorations (some store-bought, some handmade) featured planets, rockets, and stars peeking out from place settings and flower arrangements and dangling from the cherry tree.
|Banner of Calvin's monthly laundry basket pics|
|Rocket tote bag favors - they fold up into little rocket ships!|
|Stomp Rocket! Launches foam rockets with a burst of air.|
|The birthday boy!|