We had a friend party a couple days earlier than her actual birthday. This indecisive little nut ball could not decide on what type of party she wanted. First, it was a Tae Kwon Do party, then it was a roller skating party, then it was a paint party and then finally, the week before her actual birthday, she went with Mommy's original choice of an American Girl Doll party at our home with a handful of her favorite long time buds.
While a home party is wonderful, I've decided I much prefer an outside party. Home party = Obsessing on Pinterest, while an outside party needs no imagination nor clean up. :-)
I must admit though, I loved making Lily's favorite cake, the tissue paper pom-poms, finding striped paper straws, gluing color coordinated strips on the ever so expensive glass apple juice bottles, coming up with a craft idea and other activities that would keep the girlies happy for two hours....
No birthday is complete without a Daddy/Daughter date. The following night she chose to eat dinner at Red Lobster with her main man and then go to Build-A-Bear. Honestly, I think this date night with their Daddy is their favorite birthday gift of all. One on one time with Daddy is hard to come by with a house full of women but Jeff makes sure that each girly gets his undivided attention for at least one day out of the year.
Birthday morning was the next day and always starts off with that sugar filled donut and more sugar filled cookies to take for snack to school to keep the celebration rolling through out the day. We always let the girls choose what they would like for dinner or where they would like to go for their birthday dinner and guess where we went. Red Lobster...2 nights in a row! Those cheesy biscuits were calling her name....mine too! I LOVE those things! While Red Lobster's food is nothing to brag on, those biscuits are. The hour wait to be seated is so worth having
On a side note:
Our favorite sitter was not able to sit one night because she was out on a 'date'. Lily asked what Mollee was going to do for her date. I told her that they were going for ice cream. Lily's
Filled our bellies and came home to open family gifts.
Oh my "Lillian Hope of the most perfect Love".....yes, this is what I call her and
It's hard to believe that might be one of the last 7 year old parties we would ever have in our home.....
LOVE you, my little Baby of Love.
|I tried to be a 'fun' Mom and got the donut with Captain Crunch |
|Vanilla on vanilla....my favorite. :-)|
|Yes friends, you can make these too!|
|I love paper straws!|
|Monogram craft frames.|
|Charlotte and Jane brought all of their American Girl doll clothes so we had a fashion show!|
|This is Lily trying to introduce her doll at the 'fashion show'.|
Can you hear the belly gut laugh through the computer?
|Unscripted posing on her sunny birthday morning. |
|Doesn't the boot make the whole outfit complete? :-)|
|Work it Sassy!|
|That boot never slowed her down.|
|Oh you crazy girl....I LOVE YOU!|