Every year I have said that this is the year for the last birthday party, and last year was no different. I swore to Chris that I would not do a big birthday this year. Then we bought a house and we wanted to show all our friends and family our new home. We also figured that starting next year, Zoelle is probably ready for a friend party, so we thought we would do this last celebration of all three together.
|The birthday invitation! |
Sometime shorty after last year's Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday party, I realized how much I loved doing a book party and wanted to do one again. Thus, I picked another one of our favorite books, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and started designing the party after it.
I tried finding some ideas on Pinterest for parties, but they all went way above and beyond what we had the money and time to do. Thus, the week of the party, the girls and I went to the dollar store to stock up on hot pink and orange decorations. We also ended up finding little palm tree straws. The other decorations I ended up making myself just using empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes and decorating them with lower case foam letter stickers I found at the store. I also put those decorations as center pieces for the tables with the foam letters surrounding them on the tables.
I found someone who made custom Chicka Chicka Boom Boom outfits, but when it came down to it, I couldn't justify the price. I was a bit bummed and then I happened to be at Target one night and there just happened to be three dresses in the hot pink/orange color combo in their sizes. I decided to go for it and the second I put them on, I was happy I bought them and didn't spend more money. After all, they look adorable in them!
I had this elaborate plan to make the girls cupcakes with fondant lower case letters on each cupcake. That was before we moved! All of a sudden, a week before the party started, I realized that I hadn't figured out how I was going to make cupcakes or more importantly, do the fondant letters on top. So in a rush, I called my husband to call our local city bakery to see if they could make them. They did and I'll admit, at first I was surprised at how tiny the fondant lower case letter was on top.
I wasn't quite picturing that in my head. However, once I saw them altogether, I realized how awesome they looked and it sure beat the time and money it would have taken me to do it. Each girl got her own cupcake with her first letter of her name on it.
In the end, none of the little things matter. Instead, we just were together as a family, enjoying this special day with our three girls who somehow are getting older even though we don't want them to. We were a family, chicka chicka boom boom party and all. Love you girls! Hope you enjoyed your special day!
|Two of our little ones didn't want to smile..sigh. :)|