Cad's fourth birthday is at the end of April. Yesterday I asked him what kind of birthday party he'd like to have.
"I have been waiting for you to ask because I want to have a bacon birthday party."
"What kids of things do you have at a bacon birthday party?"
"You have to make an American flag out of bacon, and we need chocolate chip bacon cookies, and bacon candy (dates wrapped in bacon), and cake like a pile of pancakes and ice cream with bacon on top. There needs to be bacon plates and napkins. Can you make me a bacon birthday crown?"
All I could think was woah, he's had this all in his head and it's pretty brilliant. Also, is this kid paleo or what?!? How can we pull this off?
The American flag idea is definitely the coolest, and could probably be done with some blueberries and a sheet pan. I am thinking I might take this bacon party idea and run with it, but maybe give it a bit of a twist and make it a lumberjack party. We can have trees, flannel, bacon, and flapjacks. I can use images from Cad's Paul Bunyan book on the invites.
Between Pinterest and Epic Meal Time I can find lots of creative things to do with bacon. We have a great store in Salem, the Beehive, that has lots of bacon themed stuff. I have seen bacon board games, bandaids, and even gum.
That's where you come in, dear reader. I'm having a little contest for the most creative idea for this bacon party. It has to be something that would work for a 4 year old's birthday, is bacon or lumberjack themed, and super funny or creative! Put your ideas in the comments (with weblinks, if needed) and the winner will receive a special bacon related prize!! The contest starts February 28th and runs until March 8th. Just make sure you leave me your contact info! The winning idea will be photographed for an upcoming post about the party and you will receive the adoration of your fellow bacon lovers.
This party will not be for vegetarians, that's for sure!