Happy day, everyone! We hope you had a great weekend! We’re actually trying to recover from partay mania around here, and wanted to share a few photos with our favorite people today. Emerson actually turned the big 5 on the 16th … It blows my mind and it’s true what they say…one minute you feel as though you may lose your mind because of a screaming, severely colicky reflux nightmare baby while you try to balance life with two… then three… and the next, you’re interviewing for Kindergarten to join her big brother (who will be in the second grade next year (!!!!))… Don’t blink. It’s a wild, exhausting ride, but it’s absolutely worth every. single. moment. We’re grateful for our blessings, and trying our very best to soak it all up.
We decided to celebrate with something that’s one of my absolute faves… watercolor. Emerson loves to paint (a girl after her mommy’s own heart) and I have a bit of a love affair with color… I also firmly embrace my chance to have a little fun on the girly side of things with two boys in the mix when I get my chance… so we had a little fun running with the theme. Today, we thought we’d share a few photo ops from the weekend!
Emerson requested (her first) all girl party, so we decided to keep it simple, and invite a few of her sweet little friends for a good time. BTW, I’ll have sources and how-tos coming up this week, if you’re interested, but today just wanted to share the photos.
We pulled in our table and chair set from the back porch, and it was the perfect little setting for their soiree.
Y’all. I made that cake. MADE it. This is the girl who would rather use her oven for art supply storage and firmly believes in Publix. And it didn’t fall! TAFLIPPINDAAAAAAAA! (Cue small dance with top hat.) Don’t worry… I have a great tutorial on a great website coming up on that one, too. Because I SO did not make this up. I am what others may refer to as greatly lacking in the culinary arts.
Each little girl got her own spot with canvases and a watercolor set. Each little tag said “Thank you for making my party a masterpiece!” I’m sure it’s been said before, but there’s something about the inner dork in me that was totally patting myself oh so unnecessarily on the back for that one. I purchased plain white paper cups and plates and painted them quickly before the party. I may be a nerd, but it really wasn’t that much trouble. I kind of enjoyed it. Because I’m a nerd.
They had a lot of fun making their own little creations. It was so sweet watching them paint!
And then because it was such a mild day here in the tropics, we moved the party outside so they could run off the sugar rush in which they were about to partake.
Aren’t they just the cutest? Yes, let it be known that the cake was chocolate. (And yes it was a box mix.) You don’t get pretty and homemade with me. (Aint nobody got time for that.) I had to hand paint the cups, people! Priorities. P.S. You may notice I also don’t know how to measure out my cake so that it serves the correct number. It’s like spaghetti with me. So if you’d like a feast with 75 friends, come to my house. Because I make giant Leaning Tower of Pisa creations to feed a herd of people for no good reason other than I can’t eyeball. It’s how we roll. I’m just glad it didn’t fall off of the candlestick/glass plate thingy I hot glued together one hour before party time. (I didn’t have a cake stand. Whatever works, right?)
Stay tuned, if you’re interested, for sources/diy’s and freebies coming your way later this week. I have a few recommendations if you want to do this for your little one. I’d love to see the ‘boy version’ of this. I think it could be really fun!
Have an inspired day, everyone!
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