I like to do birthdays big. In fact, I am a little embarrassed about it, but I enjoy party planning, picking invites, choosing coordinating clothing, eating cake, and all things party more than I should. I mean, if throwing a party did not cost so much, we would have one to celebrate everything~ a new tooth, a random Monday, or just because. Plus, when you have a party, you get to hang with friends. Double bonus- cake AND friends. What is NOT to like?!
Ella and Abby have a lifetime of joint parties ahead of them. That is the curse of having a birthday five days apart. However, the blessing is that the parties can always be just a tad bit bigger, a tad bit more over the top.
Big birthday girl in the ball pit. She had been anxiously awaiting her party for weeks. Lesson learned. Don't talk about a party so far in advance. However, it was a great tool on why she should get to bed. "You need to stay in bed so Momma can work on your birthday party details." True story.
Table decor and friends. I wish I could take credit for the decor, but I can't. Play Boutique did all things cute. However, I did purchase the party hats (pat on the back for me). All I told them was a color theme and TA-DA! Perfect. I am already having anxiety about ensuring that the next party is just as cute.
Party hats were a success.
Getting ready to sing. Ella was very excited to blow out her own candle. She had been talking about it for days and days. It makes me laugh because I am sure next year the candle issue will take a back seat to presents.
I now can run a pre-school in my house!
ONE! I fell in love with these party hats. Abby fell in love with the cupcakes so much so that she stole Keira's! Just like her momma, she loves sweets.
Marshmallow pop making.
* The fabulous photos were taken by my friend, Heather. The not -so - fabulous photos were taken by yours truly. *