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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Birthday Party

A couple people asked about details for the birthday party I'm planning for Kayla. I'll talk about that, but I won't talk about her turning FOUR on July 15th. Nope. Won't do it. Because it's just not true! And if someone tells you otherwise, well then, they must be lying. My baby can't possibly be turning FOUR can she?

I've yet to do a "theme" party for Kayla. Until she tells me, "I want a fill-in-the-blank party" we're not doing one; I just find it easier not to worry about a "theme."

I saw this Beautiful Butterfly Cake and thought it looked like a cute cake to make. With some changes. We'll replace the Oreos with mini-cupcakes. We'll probably use some sprinkles instead of Fruity Pebbles, because I don't think Fruity Pebbles sound good on a cake! We won't be using any suggested hard candy rings, because this is a joint birthday party for 4 and 2 year olds. But this is the gist of it.


Then I went to Oriental Trading and found these cute little 4-piece bucket sets that would be perfect for a summer-time birthday "goodie bag" for the kids to take home.


We're getting these small, blow-up beach balls to put inside:


and this "treasure chest" full of trinkets. There are enough pieces in here to throw about 10 items in each bucket so we're good to go!


Jennifer also bought some capri suns and little snack items to send home with the kids as well.

I would like to have a nice outdoor party, but it's too hot here for that. (104 here today) I tried that 2 yrs ago, and started the party at 10, but when it was time to eat lunch we were bombarded with flies. And there just isn't enough room in the house for kids and their parents. So we're having the party at the Kid Zone on base. It's not in this room anymore, they've moved it to a smaller room (yes, smaller) but you get the idea. I thought about doing some "games" this year, but since there will also be 2 year olds there I think we'll skip it. They're still too young for "organized" games. They'll be happy enough to just play in this room!


So there you have it!

41 comments:

Karen said...

You ROCK and I have a surprise for you on my latest post. As I wrote about you, I felt that God was saying that you are a beautiful aroma, a wonderful fragrance and that people you come into contact with and pass by, are blessed by what they 'smell' and it lingers in their hearts.

Renee's Ramblings said...

Well, Michelle, Karen and I must think alike! I nominated you too! Stop by my blog when you get the chance.

Karen- great minds think alike-LOL!

Omaha Mama said...

Awesome! And I think you've given me some ideas!!! :-) Thanks.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Looks like so much fun! We are doing a Thomas the Tank Engine party because that's what he asked for. I was thinking of doing buckets and shovels too instead of the "treat bag". Great minds think a like. Jasons party is on the 8th (acutual birthday July 9th) and I can't believe he's turning 3.
I still don't have the food figured out and making the gluten free, egg free, milk free cake is a crap shoot. I'm starting to get nervous....

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Much More Than A Mom said...

That sounds like a super party!

...Did I read that last comment correctly? ;-)

Jessica said...

Wow, sounds like it's going to be a great party! And that cake is too cute! I can't wait to see pictures!

Linda said...

I think it's going to be a great party. I'd love one of those buckets full of goodies - just perfect.

Anonymous said...

YAY I GRADUATED! ^_^ since when do ya'll have pool. i'm bout to move down there. ^_~
that's a cute birthday idea. i love it!
Kayla is sooo cute! love you guys!
<3 Kel

Beck said...

That looks like a WONDERFUL party!
We actually MADE that butterfly cake for The Girl's second birthday, but sadly that was before we had a digital camera and so I can't send you a picture - but it was VERY cute.

Tracey said...

4! Big girl, hon. Some birthdays hit you harder than others.

What about gummy Lifesavers, instead of hard candy?

Have fun!

annie said...

What a fun party! I love the butterfly cake! I am getting ready to plan Amanda's 17th birthday party! You think it's hard to believe your baby is four, try 17... I am still young, it just cannot be possible.
The movie hairspray comes out on her birthday so she wants a "hairspray" party, and plans to drive all her friends to see the movie afterwards (in my suburban)... and then have a late swim after. Should be interesting. I like your party plans much better. Izzy turns 5 two days before Amanda's birthday. I may make the butterfly for her!

Carrie! :o) said...

What fun! She's gonna have a blast! I just love the bucket idea! Super cute for party favors!

Overwhelmed! said...

Hey, have I been in that room on base? It looks familiar! :)

Your party plans sound great thus far.

Oh, one last thing. Do you still sell Discovery Toys? I might be interested in getting Snuggle Bug their MARBLEWORKS® Deluxe Set (Item #8221) and if I do I want to order it through you. Can you email me about that?

Thanks!

Christina said...

Ok, so you are so ther best birthdaypartying mom! The party will be a hit for sure! Have fun, and 4 is a lot. I am sure you miscalculated a lot, cause that would actually make my Vince 14 months... I came about your blog abouta year ago, and then he was so little - yet Kayla so big, and now they are both BIG???? What happened?
Hugs

Tammy said...

Oh, I love that cake! That is adorable! I just know Kayla will have a great time!

(And I know what you mean about the age four thing...I felt OK about my baby turning 4 but not FIVE this year!!! What's up with that? She's my baby!)

Blessings!

Denise Pequignot said...

Happy Bday to your sweet baby, mine too turned four in May. Our kids are so wonderful time just flys with them. Enjoy the celebration!
Denise & Sydney

PEA said...

Ooooh I wish I could go to Kayla's party, sounds like it will be sooo much fun:-) That butterfly cake is just gorgeous and as you say, you can substitute whatever you want on it. No doubt the kids will love their goodie bags also! You DO have a theme for this party...a Summer Beach Party theme! lol xoxo

Nisa said...

I love the butterfly cake. Rhiannon says maybe she wants me to try to make this for her birthday. (shudder!) I can't believe my baby is gonna hit double digits this year! Shannon and I are both staring at her all the time now and thinking OMG!!! 10!!! Anyway, I think Pea is right- you do have a theme- summer beach theme. That sounds awesome. Wish I could be there. What size clothing is Kayla wearing now? Rhi and Nate love going shopping for her.

~Melissa~ said...

What a very cool cake. You've got a great plan going. It's such a bittersweet thing to see them grow up isn't it?

Erin said...

LOVE that cake!!! Fun party!

Lainey-Paney said...

Looks like it will be a lot of fun!

"Early Bird" said...

This sounds like the way to go with the theme awaiting Kayla's request!
You are one smart Mommy!!
Have fun!!
:)

Sonya said...

I think Kayla will have a blast! My girls always loved places like KidsZone. It's called Fun Adventure here in East TN! I love the butterfly cake and doesn't Oriental Trading Co. rock?!!!

Robin said...

Hi! I have just stumbled on to your blog and it is lovely! Your daughter is beautiful and I love your writing. I will look forward to getting to "know" you both more in the future. I have a brother-in-law with the extra chromosone. I blogged about him not long ago - we took him on vacation with us to Florida and had a great time. You can find my post about Craig here: http://robin-robinznest.blogspot.com/2007/06/craig.html

amy flege said...

all those thins look great for a summer party. Lets not talk about age... my first born baby boy will be 13 on July 18th!!! I will sit in denial with you.....

Me said...

The cute looks great!!! I like you're idea of using mini cupcakes too! Actually I loved all your plans, I think that's what I want for my next birthday. :) Hehe. :)

Trace

Bo Tai-tai said...

The girls are almost a year apart exactly. Kylie's is the 12th and she will be three. This year we are having a theme -- momma picked it for the Asian baby -- Hello Kitty. I got all kinds of things that I brought with us.

The cake looks great.

Susie Q said...

That cake is just precious!

I love having places like that for birthday parties. That is what we did last year for Grace. The year earlier, we had a beach themed party HERE and oye. The work and the clean up and the confusion!

And isn't Oriental Trading wonderful?? I love them! Great for teachers and pre school teachers and parties...

I just know Kayla will have a wonderful time!

Hugs,
Sue

Christi said...

What a great party that will be. Cool! Have fun.

Amy said...

It is hard to believe it each year they get older! I remember older ladies telling me to savor every moment with my kids and back then I was thinking, blah, blah, blah. But now I find myself telling all the young parents the exact same thing! Time really does fly by and before you know it they are 20, 19 and 16!

Sounds like such a fun party. I wish I could come too! And I agree to stay away from themes. Makes it that much harder sometimes. Just get what you like and enjoy the day!

Cindy said...

How fun!! You're a good mommy. We always do theme parties, it seems. Until the oldest started just doing sleepovers. But I sure never made a butterfly cake that cute! What on earth are they thinking with fruity pebbles?! Nasty.
Wish I knew you in real life so I could watch that cutie blow out her candles! I want to know you both!!

Nisa said...

oooooh! New pictures on the border! I likes!

Steff said...

i have seen this cake done with the center out of twinkies i think it was 1 1/2 twinkies kinda stuck together w/ icing and used licorice sticks for the antenna

sounds like a wonderful party
and 4 isnt so bad my oldest just turned 4. its the 6 i am dreading since he says he will be really old and get married then.

Conny said...

Wow - that will be the most wonderful birthday party! Thanks for sharing your great ideas - I will try the butterfly-cake, too, hehe.
My Baby will turn 6 in November - can't believe it!

Catch said...

This looks like a great place to have a party Michelle! And the cake is so pretty...Im sure when you are done with it it will be beautiful! Kids are so excited with goodie bags, it will be a great party! WIll look forward to the pictures!

Mama Mia said...

Looks like a fun party! The cake is too cute! Just like Kayla!

Anonymous said...

wow I can't believe she is going to be 4!Just like i can't believe mine is going to be 13!time sure does fly.
her party sounds so like fun! I love the butterfly cake that is just so cute.I wish i could be there.
love ya,
mimi

Sara said...

Wow great ideas!! She will have a blast :) Man I cant believe she will be 4 already!!!

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Hey Michelle!! You are a totally fun Mom!! Great ideas for a birthday party too.

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