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Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Little Princess Party!!

How did this happen?! My baby girly is ONE year old!!

This year has flown by!! But just like every other child, we can't remember what our lives were like without our little Bailey Bird. She has brought so much light into our house, and we are ALL obsessed with her!!

And as you can imagine... when I found out I was having a little girl I basically right then and there started to get excited about her first birthday party haha. Not that I don't love the superhero themes... because I do! But as a girl who loves pink and princess I couldn't wait!!!

I originally (when I was planning this a year ago haha) was going to do an all-out Unicorn theme based on this cake I saw on pinterest (you know the one...) But then they started popping up everywhere. So they kind of lost their "magic" so to say...  so our party kinda evolved into a unicorn/princess/pink theme!!

I made my poor husband help me haul her pink dresser down to use as the serving table... he is so awesome :) He just does what I ask him to haha. But seriously, it looked SO cute!! 

And I was so excited about this paper flower backdrop!! It was HARD WORK though!!! They took so much time and so.much.cutting! But I think they turned out great :) 

I wish every room in my house looked like this at all time... but having 3 boys in the house makes that a little difficult haha. 

"Magic Wands" and "Princess Puffs"

"Unicorn Cookies"

These were really the only unicorn thing that remained haha. I am so proud of them though!! After a learning session with my bestie Nicole I have finally made a completely successful batch of royal icing cookies! The look amazing AND taste amazing!! 

I made a similar cake for her cake smash photoshoot (pics below) and I kinda fell in love with it! It is simple but NOT as easy as it looks haha. Although it was a LOT easier than the unicorn cake would have been... bonus! 

"Pink Lemonade" and candy jar! 

"Magical Macarons" 
We got these from a bakery here called Duchess Bakery and they were TO.DIE.FOR!!

I made this little Unicorn when my hubby took me to a pottery painting place for our anniversary, so I stuck it on the hot dog table with this amazing picture of my girlie. Princess + Unicorn = Love!!

Treat Bags!!
My boys were in love with their pink princess bags haha. I love personalized treat bags and think they are a MUST for every party! 

 I have always decorated the high chair for first birthdays! More paper flowers :) 

This girl LOVES to eat!! Watermelon and Hot Dogs were gobbled down almost as fast as the cake! 
  
Being surrounded by presents makes me happy too!!

She did good opening her first gift... the rest not so much... 

We got her the Little People Disney Castle with ALL the princesses!! I don't know who enjoys it more, me or her? Probably me... but she does LOVE it!! Gotta start em young! 

She also got a walker from my mom and she is obsessed with it, she cruises around the house now! She has taken a few steps here and there and will stand up really well all on her own. So we are not far off from a full-blown walker!! 

Before the party I had my very talented cousin Kylie take some cake-smash photos! I wanted to put up some pictures for the party and they turned out better that I was hoping!! She was feeling kinda sick and had a terrible fever the next day, so she didn't smash it as much as I knew she would on a normal day, but it worked out because she looks so dainty and cute!! 

I made her crown and found her adorable birthday outfit online. 

The cake! we even used some of the party decor so it matched the party perfectly :) 

I could go on forever about things we love about this little girl! But I'll just name a few :)

She has the BEST smile and loves to dance (especially to the wiggles.) She LOVES playing with her brothers and still thinks her brother Boston is hilarious (which he is.) She is definitely a daddy's girl. She will sit and cuddle with him all day if she could. (She won't sit with me for 5 min.) As soon as he walks through the door she is so excited, unless he doesn't pick her up immediately then she throws her face into the carpet and makes a scene! Which brings me to her spoiled-ness... this chick knows how to get what she wants!!! She is so sweet and happy but if she wants something she's not getting she will let you know! She has the most blood-curdling scream! It is very effective at making her brothers back off if she needs them to haha. She loves to chat! She is always talking even though she can only say a few words (mom, dad, hi, bye, cheese). She is so smart and we think she is just the most beautiful little girl EVER!!! 

We love our Bailey SO MUCH!!! Happy Birthday sweet girl :)







Saturday, June 10, 2017

Captain America Party!!!

Our little Banner is 3 years old!!!! I am always shocked when birthdays come around at how fast the years are going... I'm guessing that never ends. But Banner is OBSESSED with "ka-ka 'merica" as he calls it, so he asked for that theme this year. 
It turned our pretty cute!!


I thought with having two boys the super hero themes might get old, but I always have so much fun doing them and they are so easy! 

I love doing sewed banner's (haha banner...) because they are so quick and always turn out SO cute!! 

This Happy birthday sign was a beast!! 

"Patriotic Platter"

"Avenger Gummies." Gummie candies are always a must with my boys....

"Hero Cookies" My bestie Nicole came over to show me the ropes on royal icing. Whenever I have attempted before they never hardened or were just down right GROSS! But I gotta say, she is a good teacher, they are cute AND delicious!!! Can't wait to keep practicing and just get better! 

"Captain Jell-O" and drinks!

The Cake! I bought pre-made fondant for the red and blue (I can never get those deep colours on my own) and I gotta say, NOT a fan... It was super hard to work with IMO! But at least the colors turned out :) 

I always get WAY to excited about treat bags and party favours.... Some may call it ridiculous, but I call it FUN!! I made shields out of frisbees, paper, modge-podge, and cheap drawer handles. And I sewed masks out of stiff felt that turned out SO cute!! 

The Captain America gang!! 

After everyone arrived and we got all dressed up, we had "Hero Training!!" I was SUPER bummed because I had so many water ballon games planned but it was so rainy and cold :( So slight change of plans and the water balloon "target" turned into pin-the-star haha. Always a hit though so the kids didn't seem to mind....

"Bowling for Baddies"

Again... because of the weather, this was moved into our basement haha. Good thing it is unfinished though, great for bowling! 

Birthday boy got a strike!!!
I just taped captain america villains onto the pins haha

The cheering squad as they wait for their turn... 

And of course with a Cap. America party you need a shield throwing game! I found this sweet giant frisbee at the dollar store so we aimed for the cups in "Shield Toss"

We had a lot of fun playing games with friends, eating yummy hot dogs and cake and of course presents! Banner got SO spoiled!! My whole family was there as well as the party guests so he had a ton of gifts to open!! He deserves it though, he is such a good kid. 

He is just like his dad and is pretty anti-social. He got a little overwhelmed with all the people and the attention a few times. He needed to go sit alone or go for a walk with grandma a few times haha. We always laugh because he has no "emotion." Wether he is so excited or super sad he will just be like this... stoned face. But he is the sweetest, funniest little boy around when you get to know him and we are so blessed to have him in our family. He loves superheroes, ice cream (again just like his dad!!!), wrestling with his brother and dad, cuddling during movies, his blue blanket, going grocery shopping with me, stuffed animals, and guns. He hates sand and being dirty. It take him a LONG time to warm up to something new and you can't rush him... he is SO STUBBORN (have I mentioned he is just like his dad?) He has the CUTEST smile (when you get the rare chance to see it haha) and the biggest squeezy hugs! We love our little 3 year old so much!!!!




Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lumberjack Baby Shower!!

I said last post that this was turning into a party blog and here I am again blogging about yet another successful party :) With instagram and chatbooks now I am just not blogging about my family like I used to. My sis-in-law Angela is due in June with baby boy and we are all so excited!! As soon as she told me the first thing I said was "CAN I THROW YOUR SHOWER!?!" Party-planning has turned into quite the hobby of mine (which sounds kinda funny) and I LOVE it!!! 

We went with a Lumberjack theme :)

The spread...

                          Cupcakes and "Birch Twigs" (choc covered pretzels)


"Flap-Jack" Cookies

Veggie "kindling"

"Berry Picking"

We played 4 fun games:

Name the baby animal, this one was a toughy!! I picked especially hard ones :) Like a baby Eel is an Elven and a baby Turkey is a Poult... who knew!?

These two were similar: The "Price is Right" basket (guess how much all the contents cost $$) and "Honey Jar" guess the number of Honeycombs in the jar

 The "Price is Right" basket & Jar full of Corn Pops because I forgot to buy Honeycombs :) haha

My personal fav... guess the Baby Food Jars!!

I picked two fruity ones and two of the yuckiest veggie ones I could find :)

Then we had onesie decorating. I think this was everyones favorite, it was a big hit!

Instructions!

Iron-on fabrics & blank onesies and bibs ready to go!!

Some of the artists!

Finished projects!

This table was by the front door, it had the sign-in and party favors!

"So Plaid You Came" :)

        "Log" In 

Party favors were baby food jars filled with trail mix!

I had such a fun time getting this party together!! This is my relaxing activity I do after the kids go to bed is make party decor and crafts while watching Little House on the Prairie haha. So now I have to start working on my next parties which I think are my kids birthdays in June and July (Cap. America and Unicorn themes)

We are so excited to meet baby Hill in June too! So exciting to have our first little cousin on my side of the family :) Woohoo!!!