Having Sunny as a child is not unlike having the Queen of England as your child…or so I would imagine. My daughter is all princess, all of the time. I’ve told you her take on most everything, “Mommy, that’s not for pretty.” As in “Would you like to play soccer this spring?” “Mommy, that’s not for pretty.”
So when it came time to celebrate her 5th birthday she choose, wait for it…a princess party. You may recall last years birthday was a princess party as well, and this year was not much different. I suggest many other themes and activities but she looked at me blankly and reminded me that it was in fact her birthday. And so Aurora (Sleeping Beauty to you non – princess aware folks) came to our home and a party was had.
Sunny’s still at an age where all of her friends are my friends kids. I think that’s very special, because I know in a years time this will change. New names will be tossed in with the old ones and I picture myself getting pretty lost in that shuffle. As much as I would like to be friends with every parent she makes friends with, the reality is that won’t happen. But I think we’ve given her a core group of young ladies who are well loved and well mannered. I’m very proud of each of these girls and consider them the ones whose weddings I will dance at someday, telling stories of I remember when you were born.
A quick tip for those of you playing along at home, photography backgrounds can be made of almost anything. I love super thick wrapping papers and wall papers in lue of traditional backdrops. The next time you host a party, experiment with fun patterns and textures to create your own photo booth.
This years activity was picture related. Each girl made their own picture frame and ornament. I printed out the photo booth photos and dropped them off at their homes once they had all dried.
We added our outdoor lights to our dining room to give every picture a twinkle effect. It really worked out well- so well in fact that we kept the lights strung throughout the holidays.
Jude wore a Browns Jersey and help a wand- that was his only contribution to the princess party.
A very special thank you to Bella Parties for making my five year olds birthday so magical, again! I also want to thank all the Mama’s who made these beautiful girls. We’re very blessed to count you amoung our friends and spend time with your sweet girls.
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