Guess who's turning 4?
I'll give you a hint: She likes pink.
Why, here she is now! Showing the world how excited she is to add another finger to show how old she's going to be.
Four is such a great age for parties like this...when she walked into the dining room the morning after I pulled all this together, she SQUEALED with delight, jumped up and down like a kangaroo and clapped her hands as fast and furiously as she could manage.
And then she ran over and gave me a great big hug. Now if all that isn't the best payback a mom could ever have for working hard on a child's party, I don't know what is.
We're still working on our naturally posed camera face, as you can see.
Here's a shot of the Ruffle Rainbow cake before candles and cutting. Yes, that's a lot of frosting and a lot of work! It took 3 batches of frosting and 2 batches of cake to make it, but I have to admit that it was very fun. I got the idea for the cake from my friend Stacey's website, Perfectly Pink. She has a picture of a similar cake that I just fell in love with, and I knew I HAD to try it for Hazel's birthday.
....yes, that's Hazel squishing her piece of cake all over the place. She didn't like the frosting. Not that I can blame her - I can't stand frosting (unless it's chocolate or cream cheese, and even then only in small amounts).
Some of the other girls were a little more happy to eat their slices.
The large tissue paper flower pompoms were made according to the instructions found here, but I came up with the cute little spiky pompoms in the egg cups myself. I'll do a tutorial on them soon, they make the perfect plate centerpiece and would be great as a name card holder too.
These are the bigger ones I made from the Martha Stewart site.
Ahhh, that was a fun party. Pretty exhausting, especially considering I pulled it together in a couple of days after looking at the calendar and realizing that I had to do it now or wait several weeks because of a bunch of scheduling conflicts, but fun. And yes, I crashed after it was all done - there's nothing nicer than snuggling into the couch next to Hazel so she can watch a movie and I can catch up on lost sleep. I love naps, don't you? Especially when I'm the one taking it.
Now it's time to focus on Hyrums party...their birthdays are only a day apart so September is always crazy hectic....
I'm also getting ready to do a big post on all the Halloween quilts and pillows I've been working on, so check back in a bit for all that fun stuff as well!