this is what the back sliding glass door looked like during the party (you can see friends outside socializing). :)
this is the other side of the living room...my mom really did a great job with the streamers...she helped me decorate. :) she had them going down my big metal shelves...i don't know how well you can see that here, but they went down both sides. and there were "party zone" construction sticker things that she put up there too, on the corners of things.
more pics from the party:
birthday boy with his cake.
we got a cake at costco that had flowers all over it and a frosting grid...my mom took off the flowers and took a knife dipped in hot water and smoothed the grid out and then her and maeven covered with crushed chocolate graham crackers and put some brand new construction trucks on it and some embelishments. :) turned out really cute!!