thinking about parties

I love to entertain especially when there is a special occasion. This is going back in time, but this is my daughter's 3rd birthday from this past July. I decided to go all out. I asked her what she wanted and she said, "balloons, party hats, and cake". Of course I obliged. The story line I went with was a breakfast garden party with pinwheels, bugs, and tons of flowers. She had a blast along with all the other kiddos. The only quirk was that my little Ellie gets a bit shy in large groups so by the end of the party she was in my room cleaning. Yes, I said cleaning! She takes after her mother I suppose, of course my cleaning would have started after everyone left.

The cake was from Edgar's bakery. It was beyond delicious.

Doughnut holes from Shipley's, melt aways from Savage's, and cheerios for the babies were part of the breakfast spread.

This is one of the many centerpieces I made. Super easy, but time consuming. The picture frame is one I made and each child recieved a different handmade frame and pinwheel as a party favor. My husband being a photographer made this fit perfectly.

from top left to right: martha stewart tissue flower balls, party hats hung with twine and clothes pins, ellie and kj ready for the party to begin, party favors.

My son's 2nd birthday is coming up in March. He will get a superb birthday party since he was completeley jipped out of his first. We were in the midst of moving and well, it did not happen. Lucky for me he will never remember and in that case Ellie will never remember her first huge party either. On a positive note she still mentions this party!