I did the date decider, save the date, and invitation through punchbowl - I'm really liking that site :)
I love how the cake came out - probably the best cake I've done for Leo. it was 4 layers - 2 blue suede and 2 Funfetti with cream cheese frosting, dusted with cookie crumb dirt and chocolate rocks.
I knew Leo would want to play with the cool scene, so I made the top part removable so he could play with it while we ate the cake. he tracked the dirt all over the table and ate handfuls of rocks - he really enjoyed himself with that :)
I set my cake stand on a tray that I put over an old tire I had in the garage and added more dirt to the tray to hold some chocolate cookies that looked kinda like tires.
the balloons were such a hit last year that I had to do a bunch of those again. with the help of a Sandi Masori Balloons video I made an arch into the kitchen. my lips are still feeling funny from all the latex powder :\ but it was worth it. next time I'd use the compressor... and not do it in the middle of the night when I have to be quiet ;) surprisingly, I only popped one and no one woke up!
I packaged up some caramel corn, honey roasted peanuts, and cookies in some cellophane bags printed with trucks, tied them with some black and white ribbon, and added key chains I made for the party favors.
since we're pretty much maxed out on space and we already have a ton of toys, I thought giving Leo one big toy that everyone could chip in on would be a good idea, so we got him a Power Wheels Jeep that can stay in the garage. he loved it... after everyone stopped staring at him.