March 09, 2009

Birthday Bliss

The party went off without a hitch. Somehow I managed to get everything done in time, even with Emma throwing in suggestions like, how about if we make name tags for the guests and the dolls, and how about if we make menus? Her ideas were great and I just love that she thinks of these things. The picture above is the chandelier all decked out for the party.

Here is an overall shot of the table setting and a shot of a single place setting. The bell is so the girls could ring for service whenever they needed anything. Notice how the pinwheel front was color coordinated with the rest of the table? Those Napkin rings are actually ponytail holders that each girl got to take with her. They also got to take the pinwheels. The little flowerpots are filled with pink M&M's and and heart lollipops and guests at my party are always encouraged to eat the decor.

This is what the cone was stuffed with: pencils, mini nail polish, lip balm and gloss, stickers, candy necklaces, lollipops, ring pops and giant diamond rings found in the bridal section of Joann's.


On to the food. We served an appetizer of cheese cubes and butterfly crackers, followed by a first course of fruit kabobs and carrot stick slices. They could choose from an entree of mini cheese pizzas or peanut butter cut out sandwiches (sorry no pictures!). They were also served pink lemonade from a pink bunny teapot into their fine china. These girls love using fancy dishes and being served. They love ringing that bell and being treated like grown ups.

Finally for dessert they were served miniature Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting, heart cakes (Little Debbie valentine Cakes) and butterfly and heart sugar cookies. Each girl had a candle in her heart cake so that she could make a wish for the birthday girl.

The girls enjoyed making name tags for themselves and their dolls, making bead bracelets for their dolls, doing a photo shoot with their dolls, passing around the conversation box that you saw in my last post, opening presents and since spring was definitely in the air here in Indiana on Saturday they even got a few minutes to play outside. That's Emma with her feet in the air while the sun shines down on her face.

Thanks for sharing in the party fun with me. I love doing these parties and all of the hard work is worth it when she thanks me for everything I've done and says she will always remember it. I hope you are making wonderful memories today with your family.

51 comments:

  1. How cute! I love all the details...love especially the pom poms on the chandelier...to cute!

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  2. What a great party table...and the menu was lovely...everyone including the birthday girl comes away feeling special. Love that!

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  3. Oh, it is all so sweet...I really miss those days, what fun! I will be hosting my last prom dinner for awhile in April. Hopefully my son will let me do it for him when he is old enough...boys just don't get into all that like girls do!

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  4. what a fantastically girlie party. i love it.
    chasity

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  5. OK! That is almost better than going to American Girl Place! (I took my daughter there for her 6th birthday) Well done girl!

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  6. sooo cute. i have a 4 year old little girl who's b-day is dec. 31st which is never a good time to have a child's b-day party, everyone is busy, tapped out from the holidays, sick, too cold outside etc... so i want to have a party for her soon as the weather is nice and they can play outside. i am stealing your ideas!! how old is your girl? great blog. just found it.

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  7. Jen, you're such a cool Mom!!! I think I need to borrow you for my daughters next party, lol. Everything looked just beautiful and if I were a little girl, I don't think I'd want to leave :o)

    ~Rachel

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  8. what a lovely party indeed! looks like a ball.
    xo

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  9. What a dream! You thought of everything!!

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  10. How absolutely beautiful Jen. Happy Birthday to sweet Emma.

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  11. Looks like it was a party to remember! Everything is so cute.
    ~Michelle

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  12. what attention to detail my dear!!
    everything looks simply wonderful
    xo

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  13. What a great mom to do that special birthday for your daughter! Everything looks so fun!

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  14. So pretty! Everything looks lovely!!

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  15. What a great party....so festive and fun! Your birthday girl is following right into your creative footsteps.

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  16. What a party! It looks like so much fun! Everything turned out just beautiful.

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  17. Love the table decorations! Looks like a fabulous girlie party!

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  18. OMG!!! I'm just getting to post about a party we threw for my 11 year old daughter last weekend - the similarities and amazing!!( right down to decor and the pink and white striped napkins!) you gotta check it OUT!

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  19. Lovely party. I love all the special touches, especially each girl having a candle in her cupcake..Very cute...

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  20. Oh my...I want a party like that!!!!!!

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  21. Perfection, as always! You throw the most beautiful parties, Jen!!

    Happy Birthday to sweet Emma!

    Linda

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  22. What an absolutely adorable feminine birthday bash. What a great mom you are to put such a special party together for her. She will always remember it...I'm sure!

    em

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  23. Precious! You did a great job, I know all the little girls loved it! I know I would have
    Pam

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  24. What a picture perfect party! And you are SO right with the wonderful memories she will always have. My mother was crafty (not nearly as crafty as you, lol) and I remember almost every birthday party and how special it was. Your a great mom :)

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  25. Wow Jen I've come to expect great parties from you but this one is downright adorable. I know Emma and her friends had a wonderful time. And of course Miss Emma said thanks to you the "best Mom in the whole wide world"! What a fabulous birthday party for your special little girl. RJ

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  26. What a fun party! I love your chandelier and your table layout. So pretty!

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  27. I love the chandelier!!! So creative and sweet!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  28. It looks like a perfect party. Way to go Mom! And Oh how about the perfect weather. We spent all weekend outside.

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  29. Oooh! I WISH I had a little girl so I could do stuff like this! I have three boys and the last time I planned a party they all ran around outside, only one kid wanted cake, and one kid had an allergic reaction to our cat, but wouldn't stop petting him. Oh, well...I guess as long as they all had fun...right?

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  30. Wow! Looks like a fun party. I love the decorations.

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  31. Gosh,I wish I could have been at this party getting waited on! How Fun! I bet the girls had a blast. I love your decorations too.Gives me some ideas for my daughter's birthday coming up. So cute!!!!Daisy~

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  32. Jen, you rock! Only in my mind would I think I could pull off a party like that. But, Ellis is turning ONE in less than 2 months, and I've already begun a little planning in my head so I'm not rushing at the very last moment.

    TG

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  33. Everything turned out beautifully! what a great party for your daughter. Parties are such fun.
    Great Job!!!
    LuLu

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  34. Everything looks absolutely perfect!! So glad you had nice weather for the party. Have you recouped?

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  35. Any chance you could give us some tips on where to find, or make, those incredible pom-poms on the chandelier?

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  36. i love that combination of pink and aqua. it is stunning. details are my favorite part of everything so i noticed it all!

    if you are ever in RI, please throw me a pretty party, 'kay?

    xo

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  37. What a great party! I wish I was invited. You thought of everything.

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  38. What a great job! I can't wait to throw girly parties for my baby girl, and you've made me wish the years would fly by till I can!

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  39. You are so creative. I love it!

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  40. I LOVE it!!! thank you for sharing it! and the lovely message it gives us. What a beautiful job you did and what a blessing to Emma.

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  41. It looks like a beautiful birthday party, Jen!!

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  42. What a sweet party and a special day!!! LOVE the bell...what child wouldn't want that????

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  43. What a lovely party...oh-so pretty!

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  44. Oh my! What a goregous little girl birthday party table! I would think that would be every little gil's dream party! I think it precious that your daughter was giving you ideas! Lovely job!!
    joan

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  45. I have a daughter that turns 9 in May and would love to do this but her best friend is a boy. He is one of my favorite kids of all time but it does put a damper in cute "all Girl" theme parties.
    All of your goodies were just adorable.

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  46. Adorable, and I especially loved your pom poms.

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  47. Wow, everything looked amazing!

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  48. I just bought that pom pom kit (MSL, right?) to use for my daughter's 3rd birthday bash this Summer! Your party looks absolutely beautiful. :)
    -Shannan

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  49. That is one of the cutest table settings I've ever seen! And those pink heart petit fours - adorable!

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