Our dear sweet Betty turns NINE next week, and to celebrate she wanted a Snow (Princess) themed birthday party. We ended up getting some great bargains, since on January 1st anything with a snowflake on it goes on clearance to make way for the swimsuits and Easter grass. But back to the party . . .
Hot Cocoa Bar . . . and the
|Grocery bag snowball fight|
|Styrofoam snowball on a spoon race|
|T.P. snowman decorating contest|
|This penguin cake was Betty’s inspiration
for the whole party theme.
|Jack (10) made this snowflake pinata with cardboard, paper, markers, tape, a wire coat hanger, and a paper bag full of candy. It worked great!|
|a marshmallow snowman on a stick . . .|
|and a packet of hot chocolate,
personalized with a sticker label.
I know I ought to keep a tidy house for love of God and my family (now where have I heard that before?) but sometimes a little concern for human respect does get the job done.
But hey, sometimes it doesn’t all get done. And that’s okay too. My goal is NOT to have a Martha Stewart Living home. I just want to find that proper balance between tidiness and pleasantness. Between Martha (no, the other Martha, the one in the Bible) and Mary. Between making guests feel welcome in an orderly home and making them feel like they’d better be going because I’ve turned my back on them to start on the dishes. And if guests start arriving and there’s still one messy counter, well, I just try not to worry about it.
Perhaps someone at the party even said to herself, “Hey, if a lady with an anatomy guy, a giant novelty eraser, and some pants (aack! must remember to sew up rip in husband’s pants!) just sitting out on her counter can host a party, then so can I!” Or maybe not. But I figured if I was showing you all the cute stuff, I’d better show you the dark side as well!
We had so much fun at the party, thanks for having us! The decor and feel of the winter wonderland theme was perfect – awesome all around! I'm going to link to this post from my FB page if ok 🙂
Great, thanks! And thanks for coming! I'll have to head over to http://www.vidacoco.com and enter your contest.
The nicest thing about this party is that it was all family made at the family. It was so creative and got all of the family members involved from Jack making the pinata to Frankie just staying outside. There was no party planner called in or caterer or outside venue. It was just lovely to see the girls having so much fun together and the parents joining in the fun also. Interesting that girls didn't care about there being a winner for the games whereas at the boys' party three has to be a winner who must be recognized with a prize. Different degree of competitiveness for sure.
Deconstructed snowmen? Just plain clever!
I just love the theme and all the arrangements which are done. the photographs show lot of creativity which is done for this excellent birthday party. The idea of using cotton as snow, the penguin cake, white color balloons and birthday girl in fairy dress, everything is looking wonderful. I really liked the theme and i am eager to keep the same on my daughter's birthday. It is an excellent idea.
That’s a brilliant birthday theme. I like this too.