The birthday party.....or should I say,
the birthday part-IES were so much fun!
I start planning my little pumpkin's birthday party well in advance. We're talkin' 4-6 MONTHS in advance. Why do I do this so far ahead of time you ask? Well, I do it because I like to have things planned out so there is no stress involved.
If I can do a little here and a little there, I feel more relaxed, and I can think about choices. Plus, it's fun to do it.
Do you remember THIS SKIRT I made for her?
And this shirt
...and THIS SHIRT for me?
I made a shirt for Kenny too!
She wore them both to her "friends" party, and again at the "family" party a week later.
I had alternating color plates and paper hats for the kids.
Pizza and cupcakes.
I bought green iced cupcakes from the grocery store, and stuck a paper straw in each, and then covered the top of the straw with cotton candy to mimic a "truffula tree". I had cotton candy tree topping-help from Kyle, a fellow parent and friend. Thanks Kyle!
Each kid left with a flower pot that had "UNLESS"
painted on the side.
The flower pot came with REAL flower seeds,
a pen or pencil to look like a truffula tree, and a bunch of other plastic cheap kid stuff.
I stayed away from the candy this year.
This took me the longest to prepare for and create. A handful of nights after Olivia went to bed I was putting these together, and writing the UNLESS on 20 flower pots! Yes, 20!
We had a total of 21 kids (including Olivia)
come to the party!
It was a hit!
Fast forward to a week later:
Family comes over to celebrate!
We had Green eggs and ham from Grandma, Big "everything" salad from Grandma Ann, and
truffula fruit salad from Aunt Esther.
Kenny made an amazing The Yink's Pink Ink Drink (Lemonade with beet juice).
Along with a whole-lotta other food!
The most gorgeous and delicious birthday cake made
by my husband Kenny.
My wonderful co-worker and friend,
makes these amazing cookies.
I purchase them every year for our birthdays and holidays.
They look wonderful and they taste amazing!
Find her Facebook page HERE!
You should order some!
I even tried to get the cats involved! Sally didn't mind, but Kevin was out of that shirt in 20 seconds.
Happy 5th birthday baby girl!
(I made a skirt with some extra Seuss-y fabric for myself too)
We all worked hard for the munchkin to give her an amazing day!
Thank you for an amazing day to all my family and friends!
We really could not have done it without you!
See you next time!