Tuesday, July 26, 2016

LO's 9th Birthday Extravaganza: Part I

Happy 9th Birthday, LO!


We had such a wonderfully busy weekend celebrating a certain little girl's 9th birthday! She's been planning her party for several weeks now, and was responsible to oversee several of the details.

I'll include a bit of commentary with these images below, but just a heads up... this is mostly a montage of photos from her big party!

Here she is decorating the sea star cookies we made for one of the party favors.


Beautiful sweet girl! This is one of the pics I took of her in the seashell crown she designed for her party.


Her custom mermaid artwork!



The sea star cookie favors!



A lovely centerpiece project we worked on together. I loved the added homeschool lesson that came from this project!


Easily my FAVORITE centerpieces. Thanks, Pinterest!




Artwork also designed by LO. She and I worked together on the "9" covered with mermaid "scales."






My first attempt making homemade marshmallow fondant for a cake!


I was rather pleased with how the cake turned out. I learned a lot about what I did wrong, so that was super helpful! She designed the cake bunting herself.



Cupcakes with custom cupcake toppers using the birthday girl's artwork!


Chocolate seashells in "sand" (a.k.a. Golden Oreos).


Loved this punch recipe! Hawaiian Punch, pineapple juice, and Sprite!


LO decided to "bedazzle" the water bottles... ;)


Because every birthday party needs a Sundae Bar!


Yes, we bedazzled the forks and spoons...


One of her favorite decorations: the seahorse from Hobby Lobby!


My birthday princess!


Silly girl!


She wanted to light her own candle {very first time ever!}.




Yummy sundaes!




After the party at the house, it was time to head to the pool for more fun! Here's crazy Chase doing his thing!


LO with her sweet cousin!


More Chase!



And of course E had to get in on the action!



LO had a great time at her party and I think all of her friends had fun, too! It was such a wonderful day and was so much fun to focus on and celebrate my sweet girl. I just love her so much and I am so happy that I get to be her mom!

Stay tuned for Part II of her birthday extravaganza!