Friday, January 6, 2012

A party fit for a princess!

Did you know that my baby Maxwell was born on his sister's birthday?  As my due date approached, I kept telling my body that it could go into labor and have the baby the day before her birthday, the day after the birthday, but NOT ON her birthday. Waking up to your water breaking at 5:30 AM ON her birthday meant that all that talking just didn't work!:)  LUCKILY, I had this funny feeling a few weeks before to throw her friend party the day before, so I did just that. Although I didn't get done ALL I had planned for it (then again, I was 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant), it went so great and Maizie had the best time at her little "Tea Party".  Here are a few of the details:

The invite.  I wanted to throw her a tea party since she LOVED playing tea time with her little animals in her room...thus the cute little tea pot:

Which opened up to show the Tea Bag invitation.

I knew my daughter loved these because she carried one around for 2 weeks...they really did turn out so cute.

We don't go all out crazy for birthday parties, but we always decorate the night before so the birthday kid comes down to a "party". She was more than happy.  Then again, I could have just placed one balloon down there and she would have been tickled.:)

She ADORES Hello Kitty, so we played "Pin the bow on Hello Kitty"..it was a huge hit!..and because I could design these up myself..SO CHEAP!
And of course, for playing the game, each of the kids got to take home Hello Kitty bows (for the girls) and a bow tie for our lone boy!

The next activity we did was a riot! She has her "songs" she loves to sing and dance to, so I found each of them on Itunes...found a kid version of them and made everyone a Music Mix CD to take home after they danced their socks off!

The cake was seriously delicious. (I literally frosted the entire thing in less than 5 minutes)..love that.

And we also had cupcakes, which the kids LOVED.


Altogether it was a perfectly fun and easy party to put together and see through. Maizie was in heaven being "3" and it really made me feel better while I was in labor the next day to know she had at least had a party.
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17 comments:

Shay Quigley said...

That invitation is just the cutest thing ever. And the cake?! Oh, what art!

Tracy said...

I would LOVE to know how you did the invitation! I have been thinking about having a tea party for my daughter's next birthday and these would be perfect!!!!

kate said...

only you could pull this off while 40 weeks pregnant! very cute!

Cerise said...

Looks like an amazing party! Extra kudos putting it together so close to baby day!
Congrats on baby Maxwell!!

Lisa said...

You're so creative, Kiki! Wish I had even a pinch of your creativity! :)

Kayla and Andrew said...

This is SUCH a cute party. The invitation is AMAZING and I love the idea of the CD. SUPER CUTE!

Anna said...

Seriously love it! Everything turned out so cute! It sure was fun...thanks for letting me stay and participate. :) Love that lone boy, too. :) Still can't believe you did it with one day to spare though. You crazy girl!!!

Anna said...

Very cute! I'm throwing my daughter a princess tea party this year too. I love your cake, wish I could frost like that in 5 minutes!!

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Grace said...

Love these party decoration. Thanks!!
Very cute party,I like it!

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Bliss Images and Beyond said...

I LOVE that invitation!! And what a pretty party. I am throwing a candy shop party for my daughter in June...already started planning. :) New follower, come visit sometime...

http://www.blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com/

Erika

Barnhart Family said...

Maizie is one lucky little girl! Sure miss seeing you guys...

Angie Ramirez said...

how darling! love it!!!


I’m stopping by from TT & J… and would LOVE for you to come by and link this up at my “Create and Inspire” Party!

http://www.littleinspiration.com/2012/01/create-and-inspire-party-and.html

I am now following and looking forward for more of your awesome posts!

Thanks,
Angie from A Little Inspiration

Nate and Jessica said...

Awesome Kiki! Just gorgeous. I am loving the one hour birthday party...hahahaha

Fork said...

Wow Kiki! Looks like it was a fabulous party! Everything looks so beautiful!

-fork

The Miller Five said...

You rock! Those invitations are adorable and that cake is gorgeous. I made the exact same cake (with white frosting) for my daughters birthday party last month. You did a great job!

Kristie K. said...

LOVE everything! What a great party. Can't wait to have a daughter so i can have fun tea partys. I better "pin" your invite to remember ;)

Jen @ My Own Road said...

Ok, everything about this party is too adorable. I especially love the invites! I'm a new follower :)

Jen @ My Own Road