I thought I’d share some behind-the-scenes pics of the birthday party that my sweet girl and I put together. What began as simply having three or four friends over grew to be quite the shindig. It was a fun creative project for us that, interspersed with Chanukah and Thanksgiving decorating, gave us weeks of discussing ideas and putting the details together.
Since I think the anticipation of something is often better than the actual event, I wanted my daughter to appreciate the details of her party and really look forward to it. And I know she did because the morning of the party, she woke up and immediately began singing, “Today’s the big day!” and skipping around the house.
We decided to have the party at our house and to invite Cinderella to come as a surprise for our little guests, and she, of course, would need a place to park her pumpkin coach.
Oh my goodness… as I was putting this out and it was 34 freakin degrees, the wind picked up and the entire thing tried toppling over. You should’ve seen me trying to get that red paper to stay down with just cat food cans as weights. And then it started sprinkling rain. But it all worked out with duct tape and some trusting.
I found a balloon banner tutorial on Pinterest here. Basically, you string groups of 3 or 4 balloons together, tie them together, and then connect the groups in one long strip.
Everyone said “Bippity boppity boo” in unison and waved their magic wands in the air and then Cinderella came through the front door. She was awesome in how she greeted my daughter and crowned her the birthday princess of the day. She led games and dancing before we all settled down for a story and snacks. Of course she had to change some of the words (“Cinderella” became “I,” etc.) and she asked fun questions too to engage the girls.
And now the best part. Oh, this cake. My friend Becky made it and it was beautiful. She is beginning her own business so I’ll add the link here as soon as her website is finished. Everything she creates is just gorgeous (and tastes good too)!
Ta da! It was fun and I have a boatload of pictures and memories of my daughter smiling and laughing with her girlfriends. I hope you enjoyed seeing her special day.