Fivetastic: A Birthday Tutorial

Having Sunny as a child is not unlike having the Queen of England as your child…or so I would imagine. My daughter is all princess, all of the time. I’ve told you her take on most everything, “Mommy, that’s not for pretty.” As in “Would you like to play soccer this spring?” “Mommy, that’s not for pretty.”

So when it came time to celebrate her 5th birthday she choose, wait for it…a princess party. You may recall last years birthday was  a princess party as well, and this year was not much different. I suggest many other themes and activities but she looked at me blankly and reminded me that it was in fact her birthday. And so Aurora (Sleeping Beauty to you non – princess aware folks) came to our home and a party was had.

IMG_2267 IMG_2269 IMG_2286 IMG_2291Sunny’s still at an age where all of her friends are my friends kids. I think that’s very special, because I know in a years time this will change. New names will be tossed in with the old ones and I picture myself getting pretty lost in that shuffle. As much as I would like to be friends with every parent she makes friends with, the reality is that won’t happen. But I think we’ve given her a core group of young ladies who are well loved and well mannered. I’m very proud of each of these girls and consider them the ones whose weddings I will dance at someday, telling stories of I remember when you were born.

IMG_2298 IMG_2303A quick tip for those of you playing along at home, photography backgrounds can be made of almost anything. I love super thick wrapping papers and wall papers in lue of traditional backdrops. The next time you host a party, experiment with fun patterns and textures to create your own photo booth.

IMG_2309 IMG_2314 IMG_2321 IMG_2326 IMG_2330 IMG_2335 IMG_2347 IMG_2353 IMG_2372 IMG_2377 IMG_2388 IMG_2390This years activity was picture related. Each girl made their own picture frame and ornament. I printed out the photo booth photos and dropped them off at their homes once they had all dried.

IMG_2409 IMG_2417 IMG_2428 IMG_2431 IMG_2438 IMG_2448 IMG_2459 IMG_2477 IMG_2480 IMG_2490 IMG_2497 IMG_2505 IMG_2517 IMG_2521We added our outdoor lights to our dining room to give every picture a twinkle effect. It really worked out well- so well in fact that we kept the lights strung throughout the holidays.

IMG_2526 IMG_2533 IMG_2537 IMG_2542 IMG_2550 IMG_2559Jude wore a Browns Jersey and help a wand- that was his only contribution to the princess party.

IMG_2571 IMG_2589 IMG_2614 IMG_2634 IMG_2641 IMG_2644 IMG_2654 IMG_2665 IMG_2686 IMG_2690 IMG_2695 IMG_2700A very special thank you to Bella Parties for making my five year olds birthday so magical, again! I also want to thank all the Mama’s who made these beautiful girls. We’re very blessed to count you amoung our friends and spend time with your sweet girls.

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