Sunday, April 27, 2008

Let's get this party started!

My little birthday girl. So lady like. :-)
*disclaimer - there are no decorations because we intended to be outside. It was a little chilly, so we went in for the first half! Not too pretty!*
It's no secret that I am not a big fan of throwing parties. I don't have a clue how to plan the thing and I'm so absent minded, I always forget to do something. (this year it was leaving the camera and the bingo cards at home. sigh. Thank you, Dad for the camera trip. And Jeff for the bingo card retrieval. sigh.) It just kind of stressed me out. Before hand. Once it started, I realized they are 4 year olds. All they want to do is eat cake and play. So we did. :-)
Here is the fabulous cake made by my super talented amiga - Mrs. Jenny Box. It was better than anything Martha does, in my opinion.

Sophie amazes me everyday with her creativity. She picked out exactly what colors went where and when she first told me, I thought, ugh. It turned out pretty cool, though. I've got to learn to trust her opinions in this area.

Here are the party favors and the (hand-made) Bingo games. Sophie and I had a ball making them! It was super easy to do with the dots. (I totally channeled my inner elementary teacher.) You can't really tell, but the free space in the middle says, "Happy Birthday!"

Okay, cake - check. Play Sophie's favorite game - check. And now it's time for the old playground. Not the best photo. I blame the camera. :-)

End of story, the girls had fun. It was a party, after all. You know who had the best time? Mads. I'm convinced she thought it was her party. (She was the only one to eat all her cake. We're so proud!)

Then, after a sugar-induced crash right after lunch, we head on over to Eva Grace's party. Barrett totally out-did herself with the favors. Sophie's are already dirty because she had to wear them immediately! Such a cute idea.

Okay, off to bed. We've got a busy day ahead of us. In Sophie's own words, "I'm so gonna be 4 tomorrow!"


Brian, Jamie, Molly & Sarah said...

Those are some fabulous flops!! I am so glad she had a good day. The favors look good too. Looks like you did a great job on the party!

Chandra said...

Wow, you did a great job with the party, and that cake was fantastic!! I'm so impressed! Looks like everyone had fun. I'm so not a party planner either, I stress, and I NEVER remember everything, but it's usually something really big and noticeable!;)

Stephanie said...

What an awesome cake! Ask Jenny if she can come home to Chattanooga anytime soon to make Hayley's birthday cake for June!

AmyB said...

Looks like a great party. We typically do what they like and then it doesn't have to be something huge or is for them after all right?! The cake = AMAZING! Wow! What talent! I hope you get to go to Sonic today! :)

EB said...

I love the cake! Wow! Looks like a great party!!
Carrie Brown