We finally had the big girls' birthday party this past weekend. It was originally planned for the end of August, but since I was on hospital bed rest and it was 2 days before Miranda was born, we post-poned it. I had been planning this party for forever - it's what I do with their parties. When I went into the hospital I had almost everything complete, so I didn't have too much to do to complete it for the actual party.
I've learned from past experience, to take pictures of the girls BEFORE the event, so here they are dressed up and ready for their party. They had been talking about it all morning!
As usual, I had a welcome table where guests could sign the girls birthday books. This was Mackenzie's 4th birthday book and Meredith's first. I can't wait to see the birthday book collection grow as the years go by. Already, I like to look at Mackenzie's books and see who came to the party and what they wrote. I'm so glad I stole this idea from my friend Kim! ;)
I kept the food simple because, as usual, I went a little over board with the desserts! ;)
Brandon is not a big fan of party games, but Mackenzie requested games and you can do a lot of cute things with a lalaloopsy/sewing theme! I didn't take very good pictures of the games - sorry. Shown below are "spools eye" and "ring toss". Both were pretty popular while waiting for guests to arrive. Simple tossing of spools of thread or embroidery hoops onto knitting needles.
After games it was time to sing happy birthday and blow out candles...
Before everyone left, they were able to pick up their party favor box...
I even had boxes for Mackenzie and Meredith, so they enjoyed opening them up and seeing what was inside (a future blog post).