March 25, 2011

a celebration in photos

yes...I'm way over due on posting about the celebration
almost a week late
there were a ton of pictures just because of her birthday on the 15th
and then her party on the 19th...

I thought I would just do
"a celebration in pictures"
from both days
I hope you enjoy
and if you couldn't tell her theme she chose was Tangled...
so maybe that helps explain some of the decor for the party
we had a fabulous time on her birthday
 I had a very special day with her last Tuesday
just her and I during the day
and then an evening of just close family

Saturday was very much a get together for the adults as well as the kids
but that's just how we do it with friends
the kiddos love to play together
and the adults love to have fun together

fair warning to you all...
there are a lot of pictures

Happy weekend to you all

and Saturday's celebration with many friends and family

Welcome to the Snuggly Duckling restaurant...

root beer floats for the kiddos...
I will say the first time I served soda to any children...
but when you are trying to do a "kid bar"
how could I not...

the adults enjoyed captain morgan or rum in theirs...
of course mine was not with root beer but Coca Cola

of course lanterns were a big part of the movie...
so a must for the party

 colorful flowers for Rapunzel...
so of course flowers for Hayley and the party
I usually find a way to add flowers to any party:)

and we could do without many many pascals
Rapunzel's friend in the movie
the girls colored about 20 of these for me
and then we cut and glued them to make them 3D
these little guys were so cute!

for the kids table...
I lined it with white paper from Madison's easel
filled galvanized buckets with crayons
placed the pascal blowers
and mini pascals
and let the kids write/draw whatever they wanted on the table

for the menu
we did bbq/bar type food because of the Snuggly Duckling bar in the movie
it probably wasn't the same food as in the movie
but hey we had 30+ people with kiddos
so wanted some easy food too:)
you can scroll back up to the menu to see what we had
but fyi
the smokies and "bean bags"
Madison calls meatballs...bean bags {just in case you were wondering}

but we had Irish butter and honey whip on french and asiago cheese bread
and croissants filled with spreads
lemon curd
strawberry spread
{since in the movie breads, butters, and cheeses was what her "fake" mom often brought back}

dragonfly cookies for my dragonfly

Maximus the horse...
who was my favorite character
maybe because Maximus was the name of our other min pin too:)
but we couldn't find a Maximus
so we borrowed Dora's unicorn
I wrapped her in burlap so you didn't see pink:)
and we had a temporary Maximus

one of my favorite parts were these cute edible flowers I found on etsy
for her cupcakes
we had Hayley's favorite two cakes

vanilla bean
and strawberry
the strawberry icing was to die for so hopefully next week I'll post the recipe

{that's Eugene in front of the candles...
the girls call him "Eugene" not Flynn Rider which I think is cute}

{this is Hayley with her love, Jay}

I got some cute photos with all 10 kiddos together but since I forgot to ask the parental's permission to post them...
I'll just show a couple with some of my besties
the men like to call us
"The Real Housewives of {our town}"
{without the drama}
{and one friend not pictured since she was sick}

I love celebrations
and this was a fun one


Tish said...

Jeez Louise, you plan THE best parties! So beautiful...

Shannon said...

Great pictures, it looks like a wonderful party! So cute that she calls meatballs "bean bags" lol. Love all the little details Martha :)

Kristy said...

love the tour through pictures. wonderful!!!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

what an adorable party! i love all of the fresh flowers and the cupcakes from bith days look divine.

Laurie said...

Love it all, love it all, love it all! You are such an awesome party planner, Martha! Beautiful and personal in every way! Happy b-day to Hayley! OH, and my favorite picture? The one showing Madison's exceptionally long lashes. OH MY!

Julie said...

love love LOVE it all!

Julie said...

i forgot to add, 'oh yeAh'

Jacki said...

Glad you've got a recent post here. Wow, you went all out for this birthday! So so beautiful and full of Spring! What a mom you are!

koralee said...

What a celebration...everything is sooooo lovely...just love your purple! happy birthday to such a sweetie pie. xoxoxo

Shell in your Pocket said...

Wow...what a great time! Looks like beautiful food and fun!

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