Sunday, May 13, 2012

Jade's birthday party

I know it was a few weeks ago now, but I still wanted to share some of the photos from Jade's birthday party. Hostessing is NOT my strong suit, but I think everyone had a good time and I know Jade had a good time, and I suppose that's all that matters. It was such a sweet time with our friends and I definitely teared up when we were singing Jade "happy birthday" because I realized how great our friends our and how soon we're leaving them.

Moving on.

I went with a general "bright colors/rainbow" theme. I know that next year, Jade will be old enough to request a theme and it'll be Mickey Mouse or some such and while there's nothing wrong with that, while she's young enough not to care I'm gonna do what I want :)

My amazing friend made these for us... the cake itself was 7 different colors. 

Banner purchased here.

Carmen did all the streamers. It really made a big difference and I loved the way it turned out.

I made this... tutorial found here.

Favors for the kiddos: sand bucket/shovel, windmill, pack of crayons, stickers.

Rainbow fruit kabobs. (inspiration from Pinterest, but the link isn't working)

She had absolutely no desire to pose for pictures.

Personally, I love her face in this picture.

So glad Grandma and Grandpa B were here for the party! Piper was also thrilled.

Party hats!

Blowing out her candles!

She looked like a gnome. A very cute gnome.


Anna said...

Oh, I do love ALL the pictures. The decorations turned out great, and I am flattered that you took my suggestion about favors. The colors of everything are beautiful. Looks like fun.

Jessica Ilsen said...

love them all, kudos to Carmen on the streamers - never would have thought of that. And yes, super cute gnome :) and I think the pic of you and Jade is actually super cute as well :)