We just did Melia's birthday party so we had her little possey over to play. I expect we sent them all home over-sugared Im afraid but since Vance had a pinata for his b-day she wanted one for hers - so we shared the love! I went into a sewing mode a couple days before so they all ended up with a little treat bag to take home with the candy they scavenged from the pinata. If it helps they had cucumbers and carrots before the sugar overload?
Just so you know Lisa I tried to put a doll in and match the pinata to her clothes but this was Melia very traumatized about me putting her doll in there and promptly saved it so we just tossed a teddy bear in the top for entertainment =) I didn't manage to take any pictures of them hitting it cause I was too busy making sure no one got beaned with the stick! It was a cut off hockey stick and as soon as she saw it Ellison said she liked that stick. Aww are there hockey sticks in your house Ellison?
So I was all excited after the relief society thing to try this fun way of putting a picture on a cake with this cool kind of icing so I tried but I must have done it too thick cause it was not working the way it was supposed to! This is about as far as I got before realizing not only was this going to take another hour or so but it wasn't going to work cause my icing was too thick and was not filling in the outline like it should. SO I asked Vance to make me a princess and this was his freehand icing of sleeping beauty from the picture. I think next time I will save myself the trouble and just have him do it first - he has some serious skillz!
Do you see all the pointing fingers? They all wanted part of the dress and Melia knew it was sleeping beauty as she requested without my telling her so I think we suceeded.
Strangest part of the party: Melia opening her presents and gasping "what?" in surprise at each one. It was strange I tell you! But she loved it so what more can we ask than to just make it a special day where she just cant believe "what?!" how fun everything is =) Just so you know she didn't start off in the princess dress - they played dress up later. I swear I try to get her to wear normal clothes but i think she is winning cause I just took about 6 skirts out of her drawer that she outgrew and never wore because she did not deem them proper princess material. Nothing made out of jean is apparently - who knew? I guess I do now. This will not stop me from making her wear jeans on occasion - like when its -30 and we have to go out - I'm mean that way! Oh well.
Happy Birthday Princess!